Engineering School Hosts Panel Discussion on ‘New York and the Electric Car’

April 22, 2010Bookmark and Share

In anticipation of the wider availability of electric cars, Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a panel discussion about the northeast region’s readiness for plug-in vehicles on Friday, April 23.

Panelists discuss the northeast region’s readiness for plug-in vehicles at Columbia’s engineering school. (2:13:24)

The panel took place on Columbia’s Morningside campus at the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research.

The panelists included Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs; Doherty Senior Scholar in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Roger Anderson; Line Director for General Motors’s Chevy Volt electric car Tony Posawatz; Director of Research and Development, Power Supply, at ConEdison, Arthur Kressner; and Earth Institute Director of Sustainable Mobility Lawrence Burns. Keynote speakers included John Gilbert, Executive Vice President of Rudin Management.

The panel was moderated by Kathleen Deveny of Newsweek magazine.
GM’s Chevy Volt, which will be available starting in the fall of 2010, was on display at the engineering school’s plaza near the entrance to the Mudd building.
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