The automotive industry is entering a time of rapid transformation as auto majors are looking outside their walls and established supply chains for new ideas, technologies and partners.
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Infocast, the leading producer of business intelligence and deal-making events in the automobile and green energy industries, is set to host its inaugural California EV Market Forum, to be held in Orange County, California. The summit will center on current innovative partnerships that will shape the automotive industry of the future, as well as the many market opportunities for companies to establish a strategic niche in to become majors of the industry.
The automotive industry is entering a time of rapid transformation as auto majors are looking outside their walls and established supply chains for new ideas, technologies and partners, such as the formation of Silicon Valley venture arms by half a dozen auto majors. High profile vehicle startups such as Tesla, Fisker, Bright, Aptera and Proterra have already joined the game, and many other startups with powertrain components, materials and software are finding funding and partnerships.
Continued high oil prices, paralleled by Obama’s new CAFÉ standards for 54.5 MPG by 2025 are driving many developments in auto-body lightweighting strategies and alternative engines. California and other states are pushing all electric adoption through credits and have mandated fleet purchases at the city or state level. This level of change has been unseen since the days of Henry Ford, and appears to be accelerating.
Infocast’s California EV Market Forum will pull together all the key trends and strategies to assess where the best opportunities will be presented for strategic investment, business modeling and technological innovation. The event will provide a bird’s eye view into market perspectives and strategic insights from auto venture groups, including in-depth sessions for specific areas such as materials, drivetrain, controls and batteries.
Who will be the winners and losers in this rapidly evolving new landscape? Given that vehicle electrification is a classic example of the “chicken or the egg” business
dynamic, all parts of the value chain need to evolve in tandem for overall success.
The new value chain is wide open – but not for long. The event will provide an unparalleled opportunity for all players in the value chain to come together, build synergistic relationships and secure their share of the coming “e-Mobility” revolution.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.infocastinc.com/ev12 or call 818-888-4444.
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