Panel: Is New York Ready For Electric Cars?

Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 04/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Davis Auditorium, Room 412

In anticipation of the wider availability of electric cars, Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science will host a panel discussion about the Northeast region's readiness for plug-in vehicles. Panelists include:

  • John Gilbert, executive vice president of Rudin Management
  • Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia's Earth Institute 
  • Roger Anderson, Doherty Senior Scholar in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and adjunct professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Tony Posawatz, line director for General Motors's Chevy Volt electric car
  • Arthur Kressner, director of Research and Development, Power Supply at Con Edison 
  • Lawrence Burns, Earth Institute director of Sustainable Mobility 

 The panel will be moderated by Kathleen Deveny of Newsweek magazine.

GM's Chevy Volt, which will be available starting in the fall of 2010, will be on display on the Engineering School's plaza near the entrance to the Mudd building.


Open to the public; seating is on a first-come basis.