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Transforming Mobility: The Auto Innovators Summit, convened the top leaders, policymakers, and innovators from across the automotive ecosystem to set the industry agenda for the next 20 years and drive the growth of personal mobility. The Autos2050 future-driven initiative supports the industry's transformation as we work with policymakers and industry experts to keep the American auto industry strong and drive innovation, employment and growth while tackling the issues that matter most to our consumers. The 2021 Summit was only the beginning, check out our On-Demand content and stay tuned for the next Autos2050 Signature Event.

2021 Summit Highlights

Fireside Chat: Secretary Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Department of Energy

How will government and companies come together to meet EV aspirations? How will all stakeholders work together to tackle the challenges of the scarcity of resources and supply chain disruptions? Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm sits down with John Bozzella to discuss the Administration’s role in meeting the goal of 40-50 percent sales of EVs by 2030, global competitiveness among the U.S. and other auto-building countries, uncertainty in the global economy and more.

Keynote: Scott Keogh, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

With the automotive industry set to embark on its biggest transformation ever and the American market gearing up for change, there is no greater market opportunity than electrification, says Scott Keogh, President and CEO Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Volkswagen has the product, the scale, and the strategy to usher in an electric future. The EV market is only just starting to take shape. However, to ensure a strong market has a real chance to emerge, government and industry must work together – to benefit all consumers and all workers, and ultimately, to lead America’s EV revolution.

Fireside Chat: Deputy Secretary Don Graves, U.S. Department of Commerce

How will government and industry stakeholders unite to foster innovation and economic opportunity for communities across the United States? How will collaboration tackle near- and long-term supply chain solutions? Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves sits down with John Bozzella to discuss the Administration’s role in maintaining U.S. leadership in manufacturing as the auto industry transitions to electric, the importance of equity, accessibility and affordability for consumers, and the cautionary tale of the semiconductor chips shortage.

Fireside Chat: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit & Author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and The Clash of Nations

How are energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics mapping our future? Daniel Yergin engages in a conversation with John Bozzella on the broader geopolitics of electric vehicles, including the substantial investment being made by automakers in these technologies, as well as the global competition among auto-producing nations for minerals and materials in the supply chain. The transformation to electrification will have implications for U.S. leadership and geopolitical relations for decades to come.

Fireside Chat: Tyson Jominy, Vice President, Data & Analytics, Power Information Network, J.D. Power

What are the most important market trends for the future of the auto industry? How is the industry navigating the supply chain disruptions and related inventory constraints? Tyson Jominy joins John Bozzella for a conversation on the current market environment and provides his take on the latest sales data.

Welcome Remarks by John Bozzella

How do we get to a cleaner, safer, and smarter future? Auto Innovators President & CEO John Bozzella kicks off Transforming Mobility: The Auto Innovators Summit. The two-day event features TIP Talks®, leadership talks, panels and discussions with key players shaping mobility in the 21st century.