Technology is changing the way we get around. . . with Silicon Valley leading the Charge.
Connected cars and cities enable the mass adoption of electric vehicles; smart energy solutions; shared rides, cars, and even bikes; safer driving; and better transit experiences – all steering us down a more sustainable path.
Missed out on the event? Watch the video of the keynote speaker, Geoffrey Moore.
A sold-out crowd of more than 300 leaders joined us at SAP for Silicon Valley: Driving Charged & Connected on June 6-7, 2013 to accelerate adoption of sustainable transportation options. The event focused on the next wave of transportation innovations – from electric vehicles (EVs) to new models for personal mobility – being developed right here in Silicon Valley. Attendees hailed from the private, public and non-profit sectors, all coming together to cross pollinate ideas.
More than 50 speakers shared their expertise on topics as varied as Workplace EV Charging and Electric Vehicles in Fleets to Smart Cities and what they mean for new Business Models (think: co-owning a car or just hopping on a electric scooter when you need wheels). Attendees test drove sixteen different vehicles through our Ride and Drive Event, including EVs that you plug in and fuel cell vehicles, luxury and urban EV options, and even electric scooters and trucks! Other highlights included a presentation by business icon Geoffrey Moore, the 2013 Ready, Set, Charge! Bay Area EV Readiness Awards, a reception at Tesla Motor’s Palo Alto Headquarters, and an interactive forum on implementing the Governor’s Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan. Many thanks to our sponsors, SAP, PG&E, Schneider Electric, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Collaboratev, Nissan, the CA Fuel Cell Partnership, and Ford, as well as our partners for their support and participation!