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YP Nexus: Who Will Win the Global EV Race?

The global pivot towards electrifying transport has skyrocketed in the last 10 years; by 2030, 40 percent of all new cars sold globally will be electric.
Scott Keogh
Nikolaus Lang
Eunice Yoon
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About This Event

Since 2010, electric vehicle (EV) production and sales have grown to become one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world. EV production is transforming the auto industry with large-scale technological innovations. Every EV powerhouse is engaged in a global race towards electrifying transport and dominating the clean energy economy. In this edition of YP Nexus, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon and Volkswagen CEO Scott Keogh discuss innovations in e-mobility, analyze trends in industry growth, and examine the EV industry’s ability to permanently transform sustainable energy, transportation, and the global economy.

About YP Nexus

YP Nexus is a collection of conversations on the intersection of global issues and trends and the everyday lives of young people. Millennials, Gen Z, and ambitious Gen Alpha—this is the one-stop global shop for you. Though topics are tailored to young professionals, all are welcome to join these conversations. 

About the Speakers
CEO and President of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Scott Keogh oversees all Volkswagen brand activities in the US, Mexico, and Canada. As head of the Group, he heads the US operations of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and VW Credit Inc. He has held various leadership positions including previously serving as president of Audi of America and marketing lead at Mercedes-Benz USA.
Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG
Nikolaus Lang is an expert on multimodal traffic management, mobility platforms, and connected and autonomous transport solutions. Lang is the founder and director of BCG’s Center for Mobility Innovation which advises cities and automotive companies around the globe on state-of-the-art mobility solutions. He sits on the WEF’s Global Urban and Autonomous Mobility Council and also leads BCG’s global advantage practice, supporting clients on an array of globalization-related topics.
Beijing Bureau Chief, CNBC
Eunice Yoon
Eunice Yoon anchors “Inside China” and reports business and economic headlines providing viewers with clear analysis and coverage of news moving Chinese and other Asian markets. Prior to CNBC, she was with CNN International as an Asia Business Editor and Correspondent, based in Beijing. Yoon has documented the rise of China and its influence across the global economic and geopolitical landscape.
Eunice Yoon