Santa Clara Valley Life Members Affinity Group
Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group
|Date:||Monday, April 30, 2012|
6:00 to 8:30 PM|
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Dinner is Served at 6:30 PM
Michael's at Shoreline|
2960 Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
|Speakers:||Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard|
|Title:||The Drive for Electric Vehicles|
About the talk
The co-founders of Tesla Motors will give a talk on why they started the company, why the future of transportation is electric, what advances are on the horizon, and what this might mean to the IEEE community.
About the speakers
Marc and Martin have worked together for many years, first working as consultants to the disk drive industry. They later founded NuvoMedia, which pioneered the distribution of front-list books in electronic form, and which created the first modern electronic book, the Rocket eBook.
Concern about climate change and about the geopolitical consequences of our dependence on oil persuaded Martin and Marc to found Tesla Motors and create the Tesla Roadster, proving that electric cars not only made sense, but could also be highly desirable cars. Tesla Motors has sold over 2000 fully battery electric Roadsters and became a public company on the U.S. NASDAQ exchange in July 2010. Tesla's four-door electric sedan ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F8ZyAelR6A) will be introduced this year.
Marc and Martin left Tesla Motors several years ago, and have recently finished a project at Volkswagen Group, helping to bring electric vehicle technology to one of the world's biggest car manufacturers.
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