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2012: 11 new members join EV leaders

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2012
Automotive News named its Electrifying 100 a year ago amid cresting industry enthusiasm for electrified vehicles and the benefits they might bring. Over the past year, these new tech vehicles have encountered some turbulence in the marketplace. Likewise, some startups in the field have failed, while other executives have moved on to other jobs. With that in mind, Automotive News has selected 11 new members of the Electrifying 100, as a reminder both of the changeable nature of the business -- and the likelihood that in the long run, electric drive will play a significant role in creating a greener automotive industry. ... Read More »
Electrifying 100, 2012 additions
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BERNHARD KOEHLER

COO, Fisker Automotive
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CHRISTINA LAMPE-ONNERUD

Founder and international chairman, Boston-Power Inc.
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ERIC KUEHN

Chief engineer, global electrified programs, Ford Motor Co.
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GEORGE BLANKENSHIP

Vice president, sales & ownership experience, Tesla Motors Inc.
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GILBERT PASSIN

Vice president, manufacturing, Tesla Motors Inc.
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MYUNG HWAN KIM

Senior vice president, battery Research and development, LG Chem
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PHIL MURTAUGH

CEO, Coda Holdings
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ROBERT GALYEN

President, global battery operations, Magna E-Car Systems
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ROBERT IORIO

Manager, electrified propulsion systems implementation, Ford Motor Co.
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SATOSHI OGISO

Chief engineer, product planning group, Toyota Motor Corp.
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TOM LASORDA

CEO, Fisker Automotive Inc.
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Battery makers, utilities, charging companies and automakers -- here are 100 people making a difference

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2011
In the past couple of years, it became clear that this wave of interest in vehicle electrification would differ from past industry forays into alternative propulsion. It was going to be broader and more sustained. Hybrids had spread through automakers' lineups. But more dramatically, new car companies were springing up to create battery-powered electric vehicles. That's why, late last year, we decided to take a closer look at the key players driving vehicle electrification. You're looking at the result, the Electrifying 100.... Read More »
Electrifying 100, 2011
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AKIHIKO OTSUKA

Chief engineer, 2010 (third-generation) Prius, Toyota Motor Corp.
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ANDREW TAYLOR

CEO, Enterprise Holdings
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ANDY PALMER

Executive vice president for global product planning, Nissan Motor Co.
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ANAND SANKARAN

Executive technical leader, energy storage and high voltage electrical systems, Ford Motor Co.
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AFTAB KHAN

Vice president of global hybrid engineering, Lear Corp.
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AMORY LOVINS

Chief scientist and chairman, Rocky Mountain Institute
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ANDY FRANK

Co-founder/chief technical officer, Efficient Drivetrains Inc., Professor, University of California, Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies
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BARACK OBAMA

President, United States of America
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BRYAN HANSEL

CEO, Smith Electric Vehicles U.S.
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BRITTA GROSS

Director of global energy systems and infrastructure commercialization, General Motors
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BRIAN WYNNE

President, Electric Drive Transportation Association
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BOB KRUSE

COO, Sakti3
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BERTRAND DELANOE

Mayor, Paris, France
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BERND BOHR

Chairman, Bosch Automotive
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BARRY ENGLE

CEO, Think Global AS
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CATHERINE DUNWOODY

Executive director, California Fuel Cell Partnership
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CHAD BELL

Senior director/Platform lead, Mobility/Transportation, Best Buy Co.
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CHELSEA SEXTON

Co-founder, Plug In America; Founder, Lightning Rod Foundation
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CHARLIE ALLCOCK

Economic development director, Portland General Electric Co.
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CHRIS BORRONI-BIRD

Director of advanced technology vehicle concepts, General Motors
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CARLOS GHOSN

CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance
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CHARLES GASSENHEIMER

CEO, Ener1 Inc., Chairman, Think
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DON HILLEBRAND

Director of the Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory
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DAVID VIEAU

CEO, A123 Systems Inc.
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DON KARNER

President, ECOtality North America
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DOUG PARKS

Global vehicle line executive & chief engineer, global electric vehicles, General Motors
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DALTON McGUINTY

Premier, Ontario, Canada
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ED KJAER

Director of plug-in vehicle readiness, Southern California Edison
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ELON MUSK

CEO, Tesla Motors
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FELIX KRAMER

Founder, California Cars Initiative
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FRED SMITH

Founding member, Electrification Coalition, CEO, FedEx Corp.
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FRANK STRONACH

Investor, Magna E-Car Systems
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FRANK VAN MEEL

Executive vice president, strategy for E-mobility, Audi
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GARY CAMERON

Global director of power electronics forward and advanced engineering, Delphi Automotive
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GANG WAN

Minister of science and technology, China
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HIDETOSHI KADOTA

Leaf chief vehicle engineer, Nissan Motor Co.
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HIDEAKI WATANABE

Corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co.
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HENRIK FISKER

CEO, Fisker Automotive Inc.
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HERBERT KOHLER

Vice president of e-drive and future mobility, Daimler AG
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JOACHIM FETZER

Executive vice president, SB LiMotive Co.
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JON BEREISA

CEO, Auto Lectrification
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JOSEF BRUSA

President, Brusa Elektronik AG
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JERRY KLARR

Energy systems engineering director, AVL (N.A.) Powertrain Engineering Inc.
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JOHN THOMAS

Founder and CEO, ALTe
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JOHN WEBER

CEO, Remy International
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JON LAUCKNER

President, General Motors Ventures
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JAY IYENGAR

Director and chief engineer, hybrid and powertrain products Chrysler Group
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JEFFREY IMMELT

CEO, General Electric Co.
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KRISTEN HELSEL

Vice president of EV solutions AeroVironment Inc.
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KONOSUKE KASHIMA

Corporate auditor, NEC Corp.
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KLAUS DRAEGER

Board member, BMW AG
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LEE JINGUN

President and CEO, SB LiMotive Co.
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LIZABETH ARDISANA

CEO, ASG Renaissance
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MAKOTO YODA

President, GS Yuasa Corp.
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MARK DUVALL

Director of electric transportation and energy storage, Electric Power Research Institute
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MICHAEL TAMOR

Manager of sustainable mobility technologies, Ford Motor Co.
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MICHAEL MAHAN

General Manager of electric vehicle infrastructure, GE Energy Industrial Solutions
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MATTHIAS BORK

Global chief engineer, fuel cell propulsion systems, General Motors
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MASAFUMI YUHARA

President, Hitachi Vehicle Energy Ltd.
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MARK PERRY

Director of product planning, Nissan North America
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MURRAY JONES

Vice president of EV infrastructure, ABB Inc.
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MARYANN WRIGHT

Vice president, global technology and innovation for power solutions, Johnson Controls Inc.
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MITSURU HOMMA

Executive vice president in charge of batteries and energy business, Sanyo Electric Co.
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MICKY BLY

Executive director of global electrical systems, hybrids, EVs and batteries, General Motors
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NORIHIKO NAKAMURA

Executive technical adviser, Toyota Motor Corp.
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NANCY GIOIA

Director, global electrification, Ford Motor Co.
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ORJIAKOR ISIOGU

Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission
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OSAMU MASUKO

President, Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
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PHIL BARKER

Chief engineer, hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, Lotus Engineering
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PRABHAKAR PATIL

CEO, LG Chem Power Inc.
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ROLAND HWANG

Transportation program director, Natural Resources Defense Council
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RAY LANE

Managing partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Chairman, Fisker Automotive
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ROBBIE DIAMOND

Founder and president, Electrification Coalition
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RICHARD STEINBERG

Manager of electric vehicle operations and strategy, BMW of North America
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RUDOLF KREBS

Group chief officer for electric traction and general manager, Volkswagen AG
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REUBEN MUNGER

CEO, Bright Automotive Inc.
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RAJESH NARAYANAN

Senior manager, EV systems, component business unit, Yazaki North America Inc.
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RANDY SUMNER

Director of global hybrid vehicle business and technology development, Packard Electrical/ Electronic Division of Delphi Automotive
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RICHARD LOWENTHAL

Chief technology officer, Coulomb Technologies
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SHERIF MARAKBY

Director of electrification programs and engineering, Ford Motor Co.
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STEVEN CHU

Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
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SCOTT HARRISON

CEO, Azure Dynamics Corp.
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SACHITO FUJIMOTO

Senior chief engineer, Honda R&D Co.
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SHINZO KOBUKI

Senior managing director in charge of battery technology, Toyota Motor Corp.
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SHAI AGASSI

Founder and CEO, Better Place
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TOMOHIKO KAWANABE

President, Honda R&D Co.
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TOSHINORI MORIYASU

Corporate executive vice president, automotive systems business, Toshiba Corp.
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TONY POSAWATZ

Vehicle line director for Chevrolet Volt, General Motors
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THIERRY KOSKAS

Vice president, electric vehicle program, Renault
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TAKAFUMI ANEGAWA

Manager, Mobility Technology Group, R&D Center, Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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TREVOR LAUER

Vice president of marketing and renewables, DTE Energy
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TOM GEE

Global lead for start-stop technology development, North American application, Ford Motor Co.
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TOM GAGE

CEO, AC Propulsion Inc.
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TOBIAS LOESCHE-TER HORST

General manager of powertrain research, Volkswagen Group Research
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TED ROBERTSON

Vice chairman, Magna E-Car Systems
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TANVIR ARFI

President, SPX Service Solutions
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THOMAS WEBER

Board member, group research and development, Daimler AG
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TAKESHI UCHIYAMADA

Head of product planning and advanced technology, Toyota Motor Corp.
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YOSHIRO HAYASHI

President, Primearth EV Energy Co.
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