Green Drinks: Electric Vehicles and What’s Next?

This month, we’re talking Electric Vehicles! David Chou of EV HUB will speak about what they are doing to help build the EV platform in Singapore, while Davide Bonomi of Dufresne talks about the future of batteries in EVs.

In his presentation, Davide addresses the following: “If we want to examine the cost and safety of Electric Cars then we must understand the Battery that powers it. What type of batteries are under the hood of electric cars now and in the future? What are the battery companies behind them? To what extent can we expect them to be cheaper in the next 3 years?”

We are still confirming one more speaker and will update this event page accordingly.

We hope to see you there!

Date: 29 September 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: TAB, 442 Orchard Road, #02-29, main entrance at Orchard Road street level, in the building beside Delphi Orchard.
Admission is free

About the Speakers
David Chou
David is the Managing Director of Singapore based clean tech R&D company and electric vehicle integrator, the EV HUB. Started in 2009, the company set up the region’s first certified electric vehicle conversion facility which has converted everyday combustion vehicles into fully electric plug in cars and get Singapore Land Transport Authority approval for them to be driven on public roads. Among its conversion lineups are a BMW 5 series sedan, a Porsche 911 convertible, and a Renault utility van. In 2011, the company launched FSG Mobility Concepts, the first electric mobility concept showroom in the region where customers can learn about, test drive, and take home some of the world’s (F)ASTEST, (S)EXIEST, and (G)REEN electric vehicles such as the Tesla Roadster supercar and the YikeBike, the world’s lightest foldable electric bike.

Prior to setting up the EV HUB, David spent over 17 years in the investment banking industry having held senior trading, structuring and marketing roles for bulge bracket wall street firms in New York, Tokyo and Singapore. David holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and graduated from Waseda University International Division Program in Tokyo, Japan.

Davide Bonomi
As the Content Strategy Manager, Davide is one of the Dufresne founders responsible for conceptualising topics and bringing together strategic speakers for all the energy storage conferences. His passion and interest in the green industry ensures that every speaker brings useful content that can be used to solve industry challenges.

Davide has extensive experience in the B2B conference industry including being the Head of the Middle East and Gulf, India/South Asia and South East Asia regions at Informa thus managing Large Scale Conferences / Exhibition with more than 2000 attendees

Dufresne specializes in high quality market driven conferences and training pertaining to the green industry. They conduct research and work closely with industry experts before launching any event. In addition, the ability to network and work together to create solutions is central to all their events. Essentially, Dufresne aspires to bring unbiased business to business information through an interactive platform for the benefit of the community.

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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