Tesla CTO JB Straubel Discusses Electric Cars – Video
JB Straubel, Chief Technology Officer at Tesla Motors, had a presentation on electric carsat the 2015 Vail Global Energy Forum.
After a short introduction to the history of the company and electric cars, the main message from JB Straubel is similar to the previous presentation year ago – leveraging scale to produce more batteries at lower costs, more cars with huge controllable charging load, more energy storage system and more solar power.
JB Straubel assumes that in 2019 there will be 1,000,000 Tesla cars on the road (almost 70,000 now).
After about 21 minutes, Toyota, Exxon and Sidecar representatives joined the discussion to
prove JB is completly wrong agree that the automotive industry is going through huge changes.
“Presented at the 2015 Vail Global Energy Forum by JB Straubel, Chief Technology Officer, Tesla Motors Inc. Panel Discussion Moderated By: Stefan Heck (Stanford). Panelists Include: Ned Curic (CTO Toyota Motor Sales USA), Sunil Paul (CEO-Founder, Sidecar), and Pete Trelenberg (Exxon, Manager for Environmental Policy and Planning)”
“The Vail Global Energy Forum (VGEF) is dedicated to the search for solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our time – how to produce enough clean, cost-efficient energy from reliable sources to power our global economy which will also develop breakthrough energy solutions of the future. VGEF continues to examine the challenges of energy supply, energy security and the impact of energy usage, which will shape transitions now underway and in the decades to come.”
Here is slide show and video: