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The International Energy Agency predicts the number of electric cars in the world could be as high as 220 million units by 2030. All of them must be charged with renewable energy. Nordic EV Summit 2019 takes on a global perspective along the following four central themes:
How can all cars, tractors, trucks and buses become zero emitters through batteries or fuel-cells?
Ships, ferries and boats: How fast will seaborne transport become electrified?
Small electric airplanes are already on the wings. Can we continue flying without causing irreparable damage to life on earth?
Neumann also worked as CTO and Board Member at Continental Automotive Systems, where he oversaw the acquisition of Siemens-VDO, making Continental the second-largest supplier of automotive electronics in Germany. He was then promoted to CEO in 2008.
Neumann has a passion for new transportation concepts – believing that traditional car makers will not be driving the change. He feels these new concepts will free major urban centers of traffic and pollution. He has a PhD focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund.
Jack graduated from Taiwan National Cheng Kung University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to NIO and XPT, he was also the China Country Manager of Magneti Marelli and Chairman of Fiat Automobiles, Co. Ltd. His leadership on a global level began at Ford in 1981 where he started in components design engineering and later moved to product planning and product development.
Jack’s success can be attributed to his ability to create and foster international business and government relationships, while his instincts allow him to see what’s next and blaze the trail to get there. He believes that the next phase of the mobility and electric vehicle industry will be the greatest opportunity yet. The future is in smart, electric and autonomous vehicle and NIO and XPT are placing their bets in this market.
Colin previously managed BNEF’s coverage of the global smart grid industry. He has over 10 years of experience in the clean energy sector and presents regularly at industry events. Colin’s past roles include Director of Sales and Marketing for Neurio, a smart grid technology company, and Business Development Manager for a Canadian biofuel company. Colin holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He is based in London, UK.
Elvestuen also served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Oslo during the terms 2001–2005, 2005–2009 and 2009–2013. On the local level, Elvestuen was a member of Oslo city council, and served as city commissioner for public transport and environmental affairs from 2011 until his election to Parliament in 2013.
Prior to joining NRDC, she worked with the Korea Energy Economics Institute and UNDP Tumen Secretariat (based in Beijing) working on regional energy cooperation and energy sector capacity building projects mainly for the Northeast Asian countries including China, DPRK, Mongolia, ROK and Russia.