SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium

November 2-3, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Crowne Plaza Knoxville

Ian Wright

Ian Wright Founder & CEO

With over 20 years of high-tech engineering and management experience, Wright has ushered in an era of electric transportation. As founder of Wrightspeed, Co-founder of Tesla Motors and creator of the X1- the fastest street legal electric vehicle in the world, Ian has continued to fuse his passion for racing with his technical curiosity. At Wrightspeed, Ian has successfully built a company that uniquely meets ever-increasing market demands.

His senior executive experience at Tesla Motors, Altamar Networks, Cisco, and NET has enabled him to shape a first-class team at Wrightspeed, patent three products in the last few years, steadily secure funding to scale production, and land a number of early customers including FedEx. Through Ian's leadership, Wrightspeed is expanding clean transportation opportunities across the globe. Wrightspeed's electric powertrains are the next step in the evolution of vehicle propulsion.

Speaking Experience:
  • To Keynote: Wellington Motor Trade Centenary
  • To Keynote: RTF Conference
  • To Keynote: Surface Transportation Summit
  • CTI Symposium (Berlin, Germany), December 2015
  • Silicon Valley USPTO Opening Celebration, October 2015
  • GE's Minds + Machines Annual Event, September 2015
  • The Battery Show, September 2015
  • New Zealand Transport Fuels & Fleet Summit, October 2015
  • TEDxChristchurch, October 2015
  • Fleet Technology Expo Keynote, August 2015
  • Milken Institute Global Conference, April 2015
  • Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, May 2015
  • ETS 2015, March 2015
  • L-NGV 2015, June 2015
  • GAMC Emissions June 2015
  • 2015 CTI Symposium North America May 2015
  • SSU Economic Outlook Conference, February 2015
  • Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 2014
  • Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT), 2012 & 2014
  • Manufacturing Design & Innovation Summit (CWIEME) Keynote, October 2013
  • Silicon Labs Keynote, June 2012
  • High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF), Sept 2012
  • IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Keynote, September 2010
  • EV Battery Tech, September 2011
  • Morgo, New Zealand, 2009
Featured In:
  • Bloomberg Market Makers
  • CNBC
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • USA Today
  • BBC
  • Wired
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Fox Business
  • Fast Company
  • The Guardian
  • Edison Innovation Award, 2015
  • SVIEF Innovation Award, 2015



Silver Sponsors
  • Mahle