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The Great Race

The world's greatest manufacturing juggernaut -- the $2 trillion automotive industry -- is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could have scarcely imagined. They will drive themselves, won't consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes.

But the path to that future is fraught. Today, the top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the United States and Japan, and a newcomer, China. The outcomes of this global competition will shape how we move, how we work, and how we live on Earth.

Join New America NYC and the New America Fellows Program for a conversation with Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and Matt Hardigree, editor-in-chief of Jalopnik, about the century-long battle between automakers and the contest to build the car of the future.


Levi Tillemann
Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow, New America
Author, The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future

Matt Hardigree
Editor-in-Chief, Jalopnik