Editors over at the Automotive News, along with outside experts, are working to compile a list of the most influential people paving the road for the automobile's electrified transformation. The "Automotive News Electrifying 100" will be recognized in a special report and at an event June 13th at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. AN says that some of these individuals are "famous, like Carlos Ghosn" and some are "visionaries, like Tesla's Elon Musk," but most are:
Business people, engineers, advocates, activists, venture capitalists and politicians – including the president of the United States, who plans to buy electrified vehicles by the hundreds of thousands.
AN has already selected most of the individuals for its "Electrifying 100" list and states that:
There are obvious slam-dunks on the list, people such as Nancy Gioia, director of global electrification at Ford Motor Co.; Takeshi Uchiyamada, father of the Toyota Prius and now head of r&d at Toyota Motor Corp.; Micky Bly, the EV chief at General Motors; and Prabhakar Patil, the former Ford engineer who is now CEO of battery maker LG Chem Power Inc.
Though some of the list is complete, AN is still pouring over people to fill the final spots and you can nominate an electrifying individual by clicking here.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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