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The Electric Presents

Making the Forever Battery

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 • 9:00 am - 9:45 am

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A century after automobile pioneers gave up on electric vehicles as unworkable and went to gasoline, electricity is back. Over the next decade, it is thought that electric SUVs, pickups and sedans will get their revenge and begin to push out combustion. Their weapon: the vastly better battery.

In its second live chat, The Electric is delighted to present a conversation between editor Steve LeVine and Sila Nano CEO Gene Berdichevsky, who for a decade and a half has helped to lead development of some of the world’s most important commercial batteries.

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About the speakers:

  • Gene Berdichevsky was employee No. 7 at Tesla, where he helped to develop the batteries for the iconic Roadster and Model S. For the last decade, he has been CEO at Sila Nano, where among his projects is the “forever battery,” a lithium-ion battery that would last three decades.
  • Steve LeVine is Editor of The Electric. Previously, he worked at Axios, Quartz and Medium, and before that The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He is the author of The Powerhouse: America, China and the Great Battery War.
This event has passed.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
9:00 am - 9:45 am PDT
Zoom Webinar. Link to be sent prior to the event.

Gene Berdichevsky
Co-founder & CEO,
Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.

Steve LeVine
The Electric