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Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Cars

By 2030, half of all cars sold will be Electric. Futuris Mark Pesce and automotive experts Sally Dominguez & Drew Smith explore electrification, autonomy & mobility - all driving a radically transformed automotive future.

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Season 1


What’s the next fuel after batteries?

Sally Dominguez takes us beyond battery-powered vehicles, opening the door to a future featuring hydrogen, “paste”, and ammonia-powered engines. This diverse transition from fossil fuels enables a range of new vehicles for all of the ways we’ll live and work in the decades to come.

What’s the next fuel after batteries?

Sally Dominguez takes us beyond battery-powered vehicles, opening the door to a future featuring hydrogen, “paste”, and ammonia-powered engines. This diverse transition from fossil fuels enables a range of new vehicles for all of the ways we’ll live and work in the decades to come.

14:58

EP12 - S1

21 Mar 21

Has Europe gone all-in on electric vehicles?

Special correspondent Drew Smith explores a European car market that appears to have reached a tipping point in sales of electric vehicles. Is it real? Is it sustainable? Can the power grid handle all those new EVs? Drew asks the experts - and gets some surprising answers.

Has Europe gone all-in on electric vehicles?

Special correspondent Drew Smith explores a European car market that appears to have reached a tipping point in sales of electric vehicles. Is it real? Is it sustainable? Can the power grid handle all those new EVs? Drew asks the experts - and gets some surprising answers.

16:26

EP11 - S1

14 Mar 21

The next billion bubbles

Physical distancing makes personal transportation a necessity. When public transport risks infection, cars & bikes become our safe spaces.

The next billion bubbles

Physical distancing makes personal transportation a necessity. When public transport risks infection, cars & bikes become our safe spaces.

35:35

EP11 - S1

23 Jun 20

The next billion challenges

Now that we know the state of play, can the automotive sector thrive? Mark, Sally & Drew reflect on what they’ve learned on their journey.  

The next billion challenges

Now that we know the state of play, can the automotive sector thrive? Mark, Sally & Drew reflect on what they’ve learned on their journey.  

42:57

EP10 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion carmakers

It’s the birth of ‘fabless’ production - manufacturing without huge capital investment. Will we be able to design a car ourselves - inexpensively and safely?

The next billion carmakers

It’s the birth of ‘fabless’ production - manufacturing without huge capital investment. Will we be able to design a car ourselves - inexpensively and safely?

43:13

EP09 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion drivers

Is our transportation future a sleek clean sci-fi vision or a Max Max redux with added robotics? Could it be hell on wheels - or heaven on earth?

The next billion drivers

Is our transportation future a sleek clean sci-fi vision or a Max Max redux with added robotics? Could it be hell on wheels - or heaven on earth?

40:27

EP08 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion tonnes

Waste? Not! Designing cars for near-perfect recycling - or do the next billion end up as junk? And can EVs promise zero carbon emissions?

The next billion tonnes

Waste? Not! Designing cars for near-perfect recycling - or do the next billion end up as junk? And can EVs promise zero carbon emissions?

38:14

EP07 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion passengers

Apps have turned us into ride-sharing, route-planning, ‘micromobility’ experts. We’re all passengers now, with more options than ever before.

The next billion passengers

Apps have turned us into ride-sharing, route-planning, ‘micromobility’ experts. We’re all passengers now, with more options than ever before.

41:58

EP06 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion RPM

Will we cling to of the thrill of acceleration, rush of adrenaline, and roar of a petrol engine? Are we losing our emotional connection to the car?

The next billion RPM

Will we cling to of the thrill of acceleration, rush of adrenaline, and roar of a petrol engine? Are we losing our emotional connection to the car?

36:42

EP05 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion kilometers

Transformations in autonomy & electrification give automobile designers a new palette of possibilities - does our experience of driving change?

The next billion kilometers

Transformations in autonomy & electrification give automobile designers a new palette of possibilities - does our experience of driving change?

43:59

EP04 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion volts

Tesla drove electric vehicles from impractical to inevitable. Powertrains will soon feature a mix of hydrocarbons, hydrogen - and batteries.

The next billion volts

Tesla drove electric vehicles from impractical to inevitable. Powertrains will soon feature a mix of hydrocarbons, hydrogen - and batteries.

42:32

EP03 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion robots

How long until we have self-driving cars? Drew details autonomy, Mark goes for a LIDAR ride & Sally learns about a software back-seat driver.

The next billion robots

How long until we have self-driving cars? Drew details autonomy, Mark goes for a LIDAR ride & Sally learns about a software back-seat driver.

39:21

EP02 - S1

17 Dec 19

The next billion problems

CES portrays a futuristic auto industry. Detroit holds onto past glories. Everything automotive is changing: can problems become opportunities? Welcome to The Next Billion CARS more on the website: nextbillionseconds.com

The next billion problems

CES portrays a futuristic auto industry. Detroit holds onto past glories. Everything automotive is changing: can problems become opportunities? Welcome to The Next Billion CARS more on the website: nextbillionseconds.com

39:07

EP01 - S1

17 Dec 19

The Next Billion Cars - Trailer

Over the next fifteen years - the time it takes to build THE NEXT BILLION CARS - the automobile and the experience it provides will transform completely.  Mark Pesce, Joined by Sally Dominguez & Drew Smith explore the landscape of electrification, autonomy, mobility - and an automotive future that looks nearly nothing like the past and how it's already affecting us today.

The Next Billion Cars - Trailer

Over the next fifteen years - the time it takes to build THE NEXT BILLION CARS - the automobile and the experience it provides will transform completely.  Mark Pesce, Joined by Sally Dominguez & Drew Smith explore the landscape of electrification, autonomy, mobility - and an automotive future that looks nearly nothing like the past and how it's already affecting us today.

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17 Dec 19

Have Australians embraced electric vehicles?

Australia’s cities are already chockers with electric bikes, electric scooters - even electric uniwheel skateboards. Has the nation already made a transition to EVs? And what does this tell us about the future of the family car?

Have Australians embraced electric vehicles?

Australia’s cities are already chockers with electric bikes, electric scooters - even electric uniwheel skateboards. Has the nation already made a transition to EVs? And what does this tell us about the future of the family car?

13:33

28 Mar 21

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