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Leaders Roundtable – EV Sustainability: When Will Automakers See a Profit?

Thursday, September 12 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Location: Legacy Ballroom

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Badge Type: Paid


Virtually every mainstream automaker is now building a battery-electric vehicle. Profitability, however, is another matter. Most are said to be selling their BEVs at a loss. We have convened a panel of expert industry analysts to examine the phenomenon of electric car profitability. The panel, moderated by actor and author Ed Begley, Jr., will discuss the current obstacles to OEM profitability, especially the high cost of batteries. They'll examine economies of scale, the cost of raw materials, and growth of consumer acceptance, and consider whether those and other economic forces can bring long-awaited profitability to the battery-electric vehicle.

Type: Leaders' Roundtable