Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Andy Grove Calls for 10 Million Plug-Ins In 4 Years

earth2tech follows up on "Andy Grove: Plug-In Vehicle Movement Like Early PC-Hobbyists":
Former Intel Chairman Andy Grove says the grassroots plug-in hybrid vehicle movement is like the 1970s-era Northern California Homebrew Computer Clubs that paved the way for the personal computer. The way the early PC-hobbyists kick-started the personal computing movement, plug-in conversion shops will similarly be able to proliferate the electric vehicle technology, Grove told the AP in an interview this weekend....MORE

Now they have:
Andy Grove, the former chairman of Intel turned plug-in vehicle advocate, set a goal at a conference on Tuesday that the U.S. should have 10 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the roads in 4 years. Grove threw down the gauntlet before the crowd at the first annual Plug-In 2008 conference. He said that a multi-industry taskforce made up by utilities, auto makers, high-tech companies and academia could drive that goal and present the plan to the next U.S. President on January 21, 2009. Watch our video clip of the lunchtime speech:...MORE including video.