If you couldn't make it to Los Angeles for the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium this week, you can still listen in live some EV experts discuss the next stage of the modern EV era, the one when the "emerging mainstream" begins to investigate plug-in cars. Specifically, according to the promotional material for the panel, which takes place today, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. PST:

What will it take to drive widespread adoption of electric vehicles? How do EV manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia plan to win the hearts and minds of buyers? Hear from leading industry and consumer experts on their strategies to build consumer interest and market share for electric vehicles entering the market in the coming months and years. Find out how the industry plans to engage consumers through a new proactive public education campaign beginning with this event.

The panel includes some Hollywood/entertainment types as well as Bob Lutz and Andy Palmer of Nissan.

If you'd like to view the panel, you will need to give the organizers your email contact information. You can do so here. You can also submit questions through Twitter to be answered (if you're lucky) by the panel, using the #EVS26 hashtag (speaking of Twitter, you can follow AutoblogGreen there, too).


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      Ryan
      • 4 Months Ago
      That was an interesting discussion. Basically... Americans aren't smart enough to take their medicine and do good for others and the environment instead of themselves, so it has to be sold differently. The next generation of batteries with 350-400 mile range will make fast charging irrelevant in most cases, let alone how the grid would handle thousands of cars fast charging at once. Plus battery costs need to come down, while energy density goes up. Energy independence is the way to sell them to the conservatives. The drivers should be able to download different audio sounds for the motor to make. Talked about bringing big minivan/SUV type of EV instead of aerodynamic cheap EVs... The ads and marketing need to improve. EVs are fun to drive. There were some other stuff I missed, I only could watch the first 40 minutes.
      Spec
      • 4 Months Ago
      Why is a video game company CTO speaking? Weird.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Months Ago
      will it be viewable later?
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Months Ago
      light and aero... 5 distinguished clueless people..
      Turbo Froggy
      • 4 Months Ago
      I am getting "The requested content was not found." Anyone have a link that actually works?
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