Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute: “Astonishing Automotive Futures: Disruptive Designs, Analyses, and Strategies”

Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
2260 Hayward Street, 1670 Beyster, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Energy Institute is pleased to announce a visit from Amory Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute. Rocky Mountain Institute is solely focused on transforming global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.  Lovins is the author of 31 books and almost 600 papers, and the recipient of 12 honorary doctorates and numerous awards.  He was named by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.  Please join us for this very special guest!!!
Who:    Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
What:  “Astonishing Automotive Futures:  Disruptive Designs, Analyses, and Strategies”

Highly evolved measure-by-measure supply curves are a splendid technique for analyzing modest automotive efficiency gains, but understate savings and overstate costs at very high efficiency. Several designs, including (by permission) an unpublished one from RMI’s OEM work, confirm that traditional analyses—such as those used in the Mid-Term Review–make the efficiency design space look less than half as big as it actually is. Recent developments in platform fitness, electrification, and new business models heighten the urgency of competitive pressures to transform automotive strategies, cultures, and practices. 

When:  Friday, April 28, 2017, Free Pizza at 12:00, Talk 12:15-1:15
Where:  Bob and Betty Beyster Building Room 1670, 2260 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (map attached).  Public parking is nearby for the Walgreen Drama Auditorium (1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 for the GPS).  Signage will be present to direct you to the building and room.