Sustainability and electric vehicles are two strategic heavyweights, often found at the top of priority lists in the automotive, energy, and government sectors. Investors looking to decarbonize portfolios look favorably for progress in both sustainability and electric vehicles. But are these priorities truly not mutually exclusive? Why are opinions split regarding automobiles? Is there a risk of mistaking the pursuit of eclectic strategies as purely electric stage fright? Sectoral inter-reliance is increasing, but what challenges must be overcome to ensure net-zero alignment and an overall positive outcome? Could factors governing the combustion vehicle’s lifetime suddenly change? How would a profound decrease in manufacturing volume impact the combustion engine’s continued ubiquity?
Executive Director of Powertrain & Compliance Forecasting
Managing Director, Global Head of Mobility Banking
Volkswagen Group of America
SVP, Strategy for VW NAR and VW Group
Aberdeen City Council