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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AustinEV at Pistons at the Park

We had fun at the car show on November 6, 2022! Thanks to Chris and Theresa for sending out the invite! We had fun talking with Ben from Heart of Texas EVA, Ken and Heidi from our chapter, and James from Flash Drive Motors too!

Moment Motors Tour and Happy hour at Last Stand Brewery

August 3, 2022 (4-6) Come join us to tour a local custom EV shop, Moment Motors, and then hang out and chat about EVs at the conveniently located Last Stand Brewery. Arrive at 4:00 PM 4:15 – 5:30 – Marc Davis will give an introduction about what they do and stage a tour that takes …

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Southpark Meadows Charger Gathering

The Tesla Owners group is organizing a Super Charger Ribbon Cutting at Southpark Meadows on Sunday, 6/19 from 11am to 1pm. (gather at 11 and ribbon cutting and photo at noon) This set of superchargers happens to be accompanied by a ChargePoint charger installation so we’re partnering to get the word out. Bring out ANY …

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AustinEV at the EV Expo

AustinEV will have a small presence at the Electrify Expo being held at COTA Nov 12-14 and they have offered our members a discount for the 13th and 14th. The 12th is an industry day with panel discussions and the 13th and 14th are general admission demo days. More information and the full agenda can …

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Event Report – National Drive Electric Week 2021

It was hard to decide to go virtual with our event for a second year in a row, but the Austin community was incredibly supportive.  We programmed a series of one-hour virtual sessions on topics affecting Austin, TX local EV adoption. We were joined by: Joseph Barletta of Smart Charge America as he talked about …

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Drive Electric Week 2021 – ATX Virtual Sessions

Join us virtually in Austin to celebrate Drive Electric Week from September 25 – October 3, 2021.    We will schedule several sessions highlighting what Austinites are doing to support the transition to electric transportation. Current Agenda: 9/28 @ noon — Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?[RSVP for this session here] 9/29 …

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AustinEV at the ALTNRGShow

AustinEV will be showing a selection of our vehicles at the ALT NRG show June 12-13 in the Palmer Event Center. You can expect to see: Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Solar Panels and Batteries Smart Home Devices Energy Efficient Products ECO-Friendly Companies Location: Palmer Event Center900 Barton Springs Rd.Austin, TX 78704 Grab a ticket discount! …

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AustinEV count 2021

We hope we’ve come up with a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and the progress electric vehicles have made here in Austin together but apart. A wild EV count. From now to the end of April we’ll be grabbing photos of any electric vehicles we find, (getting permission from the owner), and sharing them. …

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AustinEV Open Garage March 2021

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, March 18 from 12-1 CST as we gather to hear about the electric transport-related projects that we’re all working on. If you have a project you would like to share or get feedback on, be prepared to give a brief overview and give an update if this is something …

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Test drives available – Polestar 2

The team working to introduce the Polestar 2 in Austin reached out to us and wanted to share that you can register to have a car brought to you to test drive. Anyone can book a test drive at,  https://www.polestar.com/us/polestar-2/Choose the Your Location: We Come To You option. They have several test vehicles in the Austin area …

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