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Mobility of the Future: The Adoption of New Motor Technologies

April 18th, 2014 No comments

By Bob Weed Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

Dr. Peter Phleps of BMW’s Institute for Mobility Research describes himself as an “optimist,” but believes that in industrial countries the period of strong passenger car growth is over.  In addition to economic factors, explanations for this trend point to demographic development or increasing multi-modal mobility patterns of young adults. 
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Fasten Your Seat Belts – National Plug-In Day Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

September 25th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President OEM

Could electric cars someday trump football in popularity? You may be shaking your head, but take a break from watching America’s favorite fall sport this weekend to celebrate the growth in electric vehicles on National Plug-In Day, Sunday, Sept. 29.  Read more…

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Car Conversation: Why I Love My Nissan Leaf

September 17th, 2013 No comments

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Excel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL

I’ve owned my Nissan Leaf for over a year now and I had the pleasure of talking to Chicago Tribune writer Robert Duffer about it for his “Car Stories” series.

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An interview with John Yurtin, manager of data connectivity programs for Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture

July 11th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

I interviewed John Yurtin, manager of data connectivity programs for Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture at the SAE 2013 World Congress in Detroit. Read more…

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An Interview with Dr. Samit Ghosh from P3 North America, Inc.

March 11th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

As President and CEO of P3 North America, Inc., Samit Ghosh is responsible for advancing the company’s growth in the U.S. automotive industry, especially in the area of alternative powertrain and vehicle electronics.
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SAE International Supports the EV Automotive Engineering Community

March 8th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

The SAE International organizes and oversees a number of symposiums for its members about the hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle industry including the technology electric powertrain symposium and most recently, battery events.
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