A longtime proponent of electric cars will be a speaker at the 2010 Automotive News World Congress.
Michael Brylawski, vice president of corporate strategy at Bright Automotive Inc., a spinoff of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will address the congress Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Detroit.
Before joining the hybrid vehicle manufacturing and services company, Brylawski was a vice president at the institute, where he currently is a senior fellow. He is an engineer who also has worked at Boston Consulting Group, Boeing Co. and in other energy-related positions.
In November 2008, while at the Rocky Mountain Institute, Brylawski told the Automotive News Green Car Conference and Exhibition that green vehicles can be profitable if engineers use innovation to reduce weight and cost.
The theme of the Automotive News World Congress is "Navigating in the New Automotive Epoch.'' The congress will be Jan. 12-14 in Detroit during media week of the North American International Auto Show. c