Aaron Choate

Austin, TX

I have enjoyed a career in digital libraries development, digitization, digital preservation, internet & web applications and technology integration program management. I now work at the University of Texas Libraries as the Director of Research & Strategy guiding our exploration of the impact technology innovations have on our systems and services and the people that rely on them. During my “spare” time, I work to tinker with sustainable technologies, machine learning, robotics/automation, obsess over advances in transportation and design and build custom electric vehicles. Once we even had a company that did this work for others through REVOLT Electric Vehicles. I continue to support the electric vehicle community in Austin, TX through AustinEV as well as national electric vehicle efforts as the Director for Technology and Strategy for the Electric Auto Association. I have a continued fascination with sustainable technologies, automation, connectivity, electric vehicles and transportation.

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Join AustinEV at Earthday ATX!

*** this event has been rescheduled due to significant chances of severe weather in the forecasts for its original date – please join us on 4/27! *** After 2 years, Earth Day ATX, Austin’s annual citywide event, will return to the Huston-Tillotson University campus on Saturday, April 27th from 12 to 5 pm. This family-friendly …

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Join AustinEV at the Electrify Expo this weekend!

If you are in the Austin, TX area this weekend, you have a unique opportunity to test dozens if not hundreds of models of electric vehicles (cars, trucks, scooters, e-bikes and more) all in one spot this weekend out at the Circuit of the Americas. AustinEV will have a booth at the Electrify Expo and …

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Electric Vehicle Showcase – September 30, 2023 (Canceled)

In support of Barks for Beers

We’re happy to share Barks for Beers, a fundraiser for Divine Canines! Please join us in supporting the organization. It is a perfect opportunity to get out for some day trips in our EVs, visit our local breweries and support an organization that coordinates more than 140 active dog-handler teams who visit scores of partner …

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SXSW | Revving up the Transition to Electric Vehicles

Elaine Borseth, EVA President, will participate in a discussion about how fast the automotive industry is moving to meet consumer demand for EVs. Joining her in this panel discussion is Chay English, Policy Strategist/Managing Counsel at Ford Motor Co. and Katherine Garcia, Dir. of the Clean Transportation for All Campaign at Sierra Club. The Fast Company Grill discussion takes place on Monday, …

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AustinEV welcomes Elaine Borseth

Elaine Borseth, the Electric Vehicle Association’s President, and EV road trip enthusiast will be in town to participate in SXSW | Revving up the Transition to Electric Vehicles and we’re having a meetup to greet her to Austin on Sunday the 12th at 6pm. We have a table for 20 reserved so we’ll be limiting RSVPs …

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AustinEV and EV Live

GM is starting an effort to highlight its EV Live EV education initiative to the public and to its dealers and a few of us from AustinEV were able to attend their inaugural presentation. This online platform, which was launched in the summer of 2022, lets you connect over the internet to a live specialist …

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AustinEV on the EV provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act

Aaron was interviewed by the Texas Standard about the Tax credits that were part of the Inflation Reduction Act. You can listen to the segment here: Since this segment was recorded, the IRS issued guidance that the new rules related to battery and materials sourcing will go into effect in March 2023 when they will …

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AustinEV at Pistons in the Park Feb 2023

Join us as we show off our EVs at this monthly car meet. We usually arrive around 7am so we can park near each other. Look for the EVA flag and join us! If you want to let us know you’re coming, you can RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/austinevs/events/290851083/

AustinEV at the 2022 Electrify Expo and EVA Membership Drive

Thanks to the organizers of the Electrify Expo, AustinEV will have a booth at the show this weekend!  Come visit us if you are attending!  We’ll have some AustinEV and EVA window clings and lapel pins you can grab if you want them.  We’d just love to get a chance to say hi – it …

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