Closing Keynote: Electrification & the Truck of the Future
A century ago electric trucks could be seen on every urban street, and it’s abundantly clear that they’re about to become common again. Not just in towns and cities but on the open road. The question is, how common will they be? And what benefits do they bring? For perspective on the rapid rise of electric power, Julie Furber will offer her insights as a somewhat surprising new player on the electric scene. Educated at Oxford University, she is Executive Director, Electrification, at Cummins Inc. The reasons behind the diesel engine maker’s development of an all-electric powertrain — and subsequent purchase of a battery manufacturer — are more than a little interesting, solid indicators of what’s possible and what’s coming.