This event has been CANCELLED, but to logistical conflicts for our guest speaker. Stay tuned as we hope to reschedule this meeting in early 2014. If you have already purchased your tickets online, they will be automatically refunded.
Volkswagen, one of the largest auto companies in the world, is always planning for the future — and they see diesel as a big part of that future. Far from a “last century” technology, as VW showed with its XL1 plug-in diesel-electric hybrid that is expected to get up to 261 mpg, the diesel has great potential to contribute to our environmental progress while still delivering great driving performance. Incidentally, the XL1’ss initial production run is already oversubscribed. At VW diesel is branded as TDI and its growing popularity in the U.S. is a starting point to discuss where it’s going.
Our guest speaker for this discussion is Douglas Skorupski, VW’s Manager of Technical Strategy. In his role, Doug is responsible for the strategic planning of the engines and transmissions for the passenger cars and light trucks offered in the U.S. market. Doug ensures VW’s powertrain portfolio meets competitive objectives, compliance targets, and corporate pillars for the brand. In addition, Doug is responsible for the planning of cross carline technologies such as start/stop systems and safety systems. Doug works within VWoA’s Product Strategy department at their corporate headquarters in Herndon, VA.
6 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
• Salmon in Champagne Sauce
• Chicken Chasseur
• Vegetarian Pasta
$30 in advance for members & associate members; $35 at the door
$35 in advance for non-members; $40 at the door
We will be able to accept credit cards as well as cash and checks at the door