Vehicle electrification is going to happen. That much is clear. Of course, we don't know how long it will take, how extensive it will be or just what form electrification will take -- hybrids, plug-ins, pure electrics, fuel cells.
But environmental concerns, fuel economy rules and concerns about energy security are pushing the industry away from the total petroleum dependence of the past.
That's why we are recognizing the Electrifying 100 industry leaders in this issue, starting on Page 21. They include individuals from automakers, traditional suppliers, utilities, battery makers, charger makers, government officials, advocacy groups, investors and others.
And it is a global list: Technology crosses international boundaries almost instantly.