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MIT WORLD ''From IT to CleanTech - New Sources of Innovation (for Hawai'i)''

MIT WORLD "From IT to CleanTech - New Sources of Innovation (for Hawai'i)"

Daniel Ross, Founding Director of "Engineering Systems Division" at MIT discusses the History behind the Brunel Lecture series and cites its sponsor, Frank P. Davidson. He then introduces speaker Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and current director of the "Engineering Systems Division". Dr. Sheffi then introduces guest lecturer Shai Agassi, Founder & CEO of Better Place

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Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on November 23, 2009 at 9:03am
Better Place just made the announcement, 100,000 vehicle order to get things started. Hawaiian islands would be a natural place to test EV technology - small, isolated, environmentally conscious, etc.. Would love to see these cars here soon and be a part of EV evolution :)
Comment by Rubén Peña on November 19, 2009 at 5:35pm

I am am curious and also afraid the the status-quo petroleum based auto industry will do everything in their power (yet again) to stop this project; much in the same way that they were able to literally spitefully sabatoge & kill the progress of their own baby, the General Motors Corp "Impact EV1" (prototype electric car introduced in 1990) from GM's Saturn Division. See the 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" narrated by Martin Sheen & directed by Chris Paine (SONY Pictures).

PBS Interview with Director Chris Paine:

Movie Documentary:
Comment by Rubén Peña on November 19, 2009 at 3:59pm
Shai Agassi presents a viable business plan to introduce FREE quality robust electric powered vehicles (achieving hundreds of miles per swapable battery) that not only effectively compete but completely displace & eliminate fossil fuel based transportation vehicles for the worldwide market starting with Israel, Denmark, Ausralia, California and Hawai'i, then ultimately supplying the entire world with FREE high quality electric powered vehicles for everyone on planet Earth that would permanently transform the worldwide commercial transportation infrastructure that completely & permanently displaces potroleum-based fossil fuel vehicles. WOW, What a concept and what a powerful threat to the status quo in the petroleum industry! Talk about a disruptive technology!! Why didn't anyone think of this before? Shai Agassi is genious.


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