In January 2011, Smith Electric Vehicles proposed to a diverse mix of for-profit and nonprofit organizations that the first of an intended series of meetings be held to discuss shared issues and challenges related to the viability of commercial vehicle electrification and the dynamics of high-change market adoption as described in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point.”
Invitees/attendees to the “Table of Twenty” included experts in electrification, geopolitical dynamics, social/environmental issues, finance, manufacturing, and commercial/fleet transportation.
The first Table of Twenty meeting was held in Kansas City in February, 2011 and the second meeting was held in May, 2011.
Participants to date:
Smith Electric Vehicles
Lynne Twist – Four Years Go
American Electric Power Company
GE Capital Fleet
The Coca-Cola Company
Dr Pepper/Seven Up
Penske Truck Leasing
Purolator Courier, LTD
Schwan’s Home Service
Contact Smith if you are interested in participating in the next Table of Twenty meeting.