MEC4 Michigan Energy Conference
- John Maddox, President and CEO, American Center for Mobility
- John Peracchio, Managing Director, Peracchio and Co.; Co-Chair, Michigan Council on Future Mobility
Plenary session #2: Charging and fueling the vehicles of tomorrow: how vehicle electrification and fuel cell development enable the development of mobility solutions.
This session will consider why automotive OEMs are increasingly turning to electricity and fuel cells to power self-driving vehicles, including the advantages of electric powertrains for autonomous applications and the increased power demands of connected vehicles. In addition, the session will consider the broad cost trends in battery technology as a key driver for vehicle electrification.
- Carrie Morton, Deputy Director, Mcity
- Danil Prokhorov, Project Manager, Toyota Research Institute
- Jon Walker, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Lunch Dialogue with Keynote/ Panel
CONFIRMED SPEAKER: U.S. Senator Gary Peters
Plenary Session #4: Developing a mobility ecosystem: building the hard and soft infrastructure of a connected future (and who pays for it)
Finally, this session will consider the many issues involved in building the energy and communications infrastructure necessary to support the deployment of mobility services, including grid modernization, the availability of charging and fueling infrastructure, and communication between vehicles and the grid, as well as important issues in how we fund these infrastructure improvements.
- Chris King, Global Chief Regulatory Officer, Siemens Smart Grid
- Norm Saari, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Closing Keynote/ Fireside Chat