Free screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” in Austin Texas
On Tuesday, December 11, there will be a free screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” at 4:30pm in the Blanton Museum of Art’s Smith Auditorium, followed by a panel discussion on the next generation of electric vehicles (EVs).
“Electric cars are an exciting prospect for our environment, but there are a lot of unanswered questions about how we manage the extra burdens on our electricity system,” says Ross Baldick PhD, director of the Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence Center (EV-TEC) at The University of Texas at Austin. “In order to make a mass market for electric vehicles, we need to ask some hard questions. How do we pay for roads without adding gasoline taxes? How do we plan for charging stations in our communities? How do we use electric vehicles to increase renewables?”
Industry representatives and faculty experts will discuss the latest news about EVs. Panelists include Ross Baldick (EV-TEC Director), Craig Eppling (GM Regional Communications Manager), Michael Love (Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. Regulatory Affairs and Powertrain Planning), and Mark Kapner, P.E. (Director of Engineering Frontier Associates)
- Will the market go all-electric or hybrid?
- Will battery prices ever go low enough to compete with gasoline cars?
- Will there ever be enough electric cars on the road to make a significant environmental difference?
There will be a reception after the panel.
Revenge of the Electric Car
“In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 6 years later, the electric car is back… with a vengeance. In “Revenge of the Electric Car,” director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.” — from the official film site
Blanton Museum (Smith Building)
200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78701
The Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence (EV-TEC) Center
The event is sponsored by UT/TAMU’s Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence (EV-TEC) Center www.ev-tec.org EV-TEC fosters multidisciplinary research on the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles with the aim of maximizing their economic and social benefits. The center is a joint effort of Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, and the National Science Foundation, in partnership with private and governmental agencies.