Top experts from the auto industry, alternative fuel vehicle market, and major utilities are scheduled to participate in discussions about electric vehicle (EV) and natural gas vehicle (NGV) deployment during the upcoming Michigan Technical Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
Scott Kelley, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Michigan Energy Institute will give a talk on "Spring 2017 Ann Arbor Intercept Travel Survey: Spatial Variation in Travel Behavior and Demand for Connected and Automated Vehicles".
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
11:50AM to 1:00PM
Free NYPD Pizza served at 11:50AM to the first 40 people, talk starts at 12:10PM
What is the future of diesel engines in the face of growing pressures to reduce CO2 while holding health-harming pollutants to ever-lower levels? Dr. Johnson will discuss diesel technology for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles and address the competition among gasoline and diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and electric vehicles as advanced propulsion solutions.
Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)
If EVs are critical to significantly reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles over the next three decades – and I believe they are – we need to think about ways to appeal to desires and interests not only of consumers, but of public and private institutions with a stake in our energy and transportation systems. In short, we should extol EVs not for their low-carbon virtue, but as a way to create and to satisfy demand in both the electricity and transportation sectors.