Session Details

Hybrids vs. Electric: Which will win the race?

Thursday, March 12

01:30 pm - 02:20 pm

Electric vehicles today are one solution for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Could additional technologies, such as hybrid powertrains, have a short-term impact on existing pollution concerns? Is electric vehicle adoption feasible in an era of high EV purchase cost and low gas prices? What are the advantages of an electric powertrain versus a hybrid powertrain? Are electric powertrains practical in the face of limited infrastructure for re-fueling?

Session Speakers
  • Fellipe Balieiro

    IHS Markit

    Director of Energy & Mobility, Refining & Marketing

  • Reinhard Fischer

    Volkswagen Group of Americas

    SVP, Strategy VW NAR and VW Group

  • Patrick Lindemann

    Schaeffler Group USA, In.

    President Transmission Systems & E-Mobility

  • Randall Field

    MIT Energy Initiative

    Executive Director, Mobility Systems Center