Luncheon & Discussion

Current status, future, and challenges of Electrical Vehicles

The electric car industry is poised to launch a number of new products over the coming years, from compact cars to work vans. By 2030, annual PEV sales are estimated to be between 15% and 32% of the global light duty vehicle market, producing a global PEV population between 107 million and 190 million, according to Navigant Research. But like any new industry, electric car industry is facing many challenges, such as battery technology, affordability, and range anxiety.

In this event, we invited Qin Yang, Mengling Yang, and Bill Cheng to talk about Electrical Vehicles, topics such as thermal management and simulation, charging operation and strategy, new business opportunities for EV and so on. 

Time: Sunday, August 25th, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon time)

Guest Bio

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Qin Yang

Qin is a senior staff engineer at GAC R&D Center Silicon Valley, where she is working on and managing a team to build a virtual vehicle simulation platform for GAC’s new designs of electric and electrified cars.Prior to GAC, Qin worked at Apple, Faraday Future, and Navistar. In her career trajectory she had experienced vastly varying cultures and schools of thoughts, which allowed her to handle engineering with creativity and empathy, as she aims to deliver cutting-edge products and a highly productive and family-like team.She earned a PhD in Aerospace and Mechanical engineering at University of Notre Dame.At home she is a proud mom and a happy wife.She practices Yoga and a simple yet mindful style of living.

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Bill Cheng

A certified ScrumMaster, Bill is a seasoned Technical Program Manager with 6 years of experience leading complex projects with cross-functional teams at DiDi Labs, Tesla, Nexant, and PG&E. He has gained in-depth knowledge and expertise in running software development and implementation projects in the context of autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and enterprise SaaS solutions, building cohesive teams with both developers, users, and partners. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.


Mengling Yang

Mengling is a senior business intelligence analyst in Tesla’s global charging infrastructure group. She previously spent three years working in the Equities Division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong before receiving her M.B.A from the University of Chicago. Mengling holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Vassar College.