If you've never heard Dr. Andy Frank, from UC Davis, speak about plug-in hybrids
, you're in for a treat. Frank, who has been featured on AutoblogGreen
quite a few times (highlights include an interview on UC Davis' Team Fate in the Auto X Prize
and talking about kicking the oil habit with no sacrifice in lifestyle
), is rightly considered one of the fathers of hybrid technology. He's been working on cars and PHEVs for thirty some years and spoke at the Santa Monica Alt Car Expo
's Plug-In Technology Panel. I apologize for not including the cartoon images in the powerpoint presentation that Andy (everyone calls him Andy) used, but you can still get a great picture about the future of PHEVs in the talk.
The panel was moderated by Ron Johnston-Rodriguez, from the Port of Chelan, and also features Dean Taylor from Southern California Edison, Marguaritte Jones of Austin Energy, and Roger Slotkin of RS Management.
Hear it entire thing here