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October 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Between now and 2035, electric vehicles in the consumer market will disappoint environmentalists by remaining a product bought mainly by the well-heeled minority.
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Meeting convenes: 6:30 PM
Reception: 8:00 PM
Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein.
You will not be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend in person.
For the affirmative:
Mark Mills is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s engineering school, and partner in Montrose Lane, an energy-tech venture fund. He is author of the book The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020s, (2021), and previously: Digital Cathedrals, (2020), Work in The Age of Robots (2018), and The Bottomless Well, (2006). He served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public (2007). Earlier Mark served in the Reagan White House Science Office, and prior to that was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors and fiber optics.
For the negative:
Rosario Fortugno has extensive experience in electric vehicles, sustainable transportation, and autonomy. As CEO of InOrbis, he helped develop innovative technologies for electric vehicle fleet management, showcasing smart mobility’s potential, while also demonstrating proficiency in the fields of autonomous vehicles and machine learning. Rosario is an advocate of the power of free market innovation, and market-driven adoption of electric vehicles. With experience in the mining and energy industries, he brings a unique perspective to the challenges facing sustainable transportation, and a commitment to finding practical solutions. With his substantial experience, technical understanding of autonomy and machine learning, and dedication to sustainability, Rosario Fortugno is a persuasive advocate for the accelerated adoption of electric vehicles.