Driving Sustainability ´08 Conference in Iceland - Energy Solutions for Transport
The President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, will inaugurate Driving Sustainability ´08, an exclusive international platform for sustainable energy solutions for transport, at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Iceland, on September 18&19, 2008.
Invited as special speaker, the world famous aeronaut and psychiatrist Dr. Bertrand Piccard will deliver a keynote on his global vision for sustainable mobility embodied in his Solar Impulse project of flying around the world in a solar powered airplane.
Toyota, Ford, and Mitsubishi will present different paths towards sustainable mobility. Better Place, Dong Energy Denmark, and Vattenfall Energy Sweden will share their vision for green energy in transport, and their immediate plans for charging infrastructure for plug-in and electric cars in co-operation with Volvo, Saab and Renault. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will talk on the role of vehicles in the sustainable energy infrastructure.
Yet-Ming Chiang, co-founder of A123 Systems and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT will brief participants of the Reykjavík conference on the most recent developments in automotive batteries and the coming electric vehicle revolution. Joel Swisher, Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute gives the audience an insight into the next generation utility: renewable generation, energy efficiency and plug-in cars.
Bill Dubé, creator of Killacycle, the most powerful electric motorcycle in the world, will present the design and potential of high performance electric vehicles, and Chris Paine, director of the documentary film Who Killed The Electric Car will tell the story of the death and resurrection of the electric car. Chinese carmaker JiaYuan Electric Vehicles will talk about the present status and prospects of EV’s in China.
Several electric vehicles; cars, motorcycles and bicycles and Iceland’s first plug-in hybrid will be on display at the venue.
DS ´08 provides an excellent opportunity to network with policy and decision makers, fuel technology experts, senior executives in the motor industry and transport companies, visionaries and financiers from around the world.