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Expert Participants

Tom and Ray


Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Throughout the program, our affable guides will be Tom (wielding the power tool in the photo at left) and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. the "Car Talk" Guys, Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, and other, unmentionable monikers as well. On their weekly NPR radio show, they have to answer a lot of questions (or at least make up answers). For "Car of the Future," they'll get to ask questions of their own as they meet alternative-technology gurus and test-drive cutting-edge vehicles.
Tom and Ray's "Auto biographies"
on the "Car Talk" Web site

Following is a tentative list of the experts who will add their perspectives to the program.

Martin Eberhard


Martin Eberhard
Tesla Motors
Tesla Web site
Expertise: electric cars, entrepreneurship



Andrew Frank
Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
U.C. Davis
Frank's U.C. Davis homepage
Expertise: electric-hybrid vehicles, internal combustion engines, automated highways



David Greene
Center for Transportation Analysis
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Greene's Oak Ridge homepage
Expertise: energy and environmental policy, oil dependence, technology transitions



John Heywood
Director of the Center for 21st Century Energy
and Sloan Automotive Lab
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Heywood's MIT homepage
Expertise: automotive engines, combustion and emissions, energy policy



Amory Lovins
Cofounder and CEO
Rocky Mountain Institute
Lovins' bio on the RMI Web site
Expertise: energy policy, lightweighting, hydrogen fuel cells



Elizabeth Lowery
Vice President, Environment and Energy
General Motors
Lowery's bio on the GM Web site
Expertise: environmental and energy policies of the auto industry



Lee Rybeck Lynd
Professor of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biology
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Lynd's Dartmouth homepage
Expertise: biofuels and biotechnology for fuels



Franklin "Lynn" Orr
Director, Global Climate and Energy Project
and Professor of Petroleum Engineering
Stanford University
Orr's bio on the GCEP Web site
Expertise: oil reserves, global energy use, broad perspective on alternative technologies



Joseph Romm
Founder and Executive Director
Center for Energy & Climate Solutions
Author, Cool Companies and Lean and Clean Management
Romm's bio on the CECS Web site
Expertise: energy policy, hydrogen fuel cells, time frames for technology shifts



Jón Björn Skúlason
General Manager
Icelandic New Energy
Skúlason's bio on the INE Web site
Expertise: Iceland's use of hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles

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