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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Lunch and Learn – REVD Up

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, November 19 from 12-1 CST as we learn more about the project that Scott Phillips and Raymond Malkiewicz from REVD UP are working on. Please RSVP on our Meetup event to receive the connection details. REVD UP is working to tell the stories of real people living real lives …

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Visit with the Longhorn Racing Formula SAE Electric and Solar Vehicle Teams

Join us on Zoom to learn about what this year’s Longhorn Formula SAE Electric and Solar Vehicle teams are working on. Thursday, November 12th from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Please RSVP on our Meetup event to receive the connection details. Formula SAE Electric: Formula SAE was founded at the University of Texas 40 years ago by …

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Event report – National Drive Electric Week 2020

National Drive Electric Week went heavily virtual this year and we went with it. Many hosts organized large – national scale events on great topics that would normally have been addressed during our in-person event. So, we went hyper-local with the help of our 4 presenters. We met with the Austin Energy Emerging Tech team, …

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National Drive Electric Week 2020

Join us for a series of online sessions to celebrate this year’s National Drive Electric Week. Meet with the Austin Energy Emerging Tech team, learn about what to avoid when installing home charging with Smart Charge America, visit Moment Motors, an Austin based custom electric vehicle shop, and learn about state-wide issues to watch during …

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AustinEV Virtual Lunchtime EV chat

We will be hosting the first AustinEV Virtual Lunchtime EV chat via Zoom on Thursday 6/25/2020 from noon to 1pm. We won’t build a formal agenda – just hanging out and chatting about what’s up with EVs as we all need a break from our remote work during lunch. Please follow the meetup URL below …

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VIRTUAL Event – Tesla Model Y Q & A

28 April @ 18:00 – 19:00 CDT We have an exciting event we want you to know about.  With all of us being cooped up in our houses, we know you may be dying to see a Tesla Model Y.  Aaron Choate is willing to share his vehicle with us using modern technology [via a Zoom web conference].  …

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Fully Charged Live on February 1st & 2nd

Join all the fun at Fully Charged Live this weekend. The partners have been hard at work pulling together a great show. The final program has been released and this promises to be a fun electric vehicle gathering with cars on display and presentations. A great place to meet the people doing things to make …

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Show your EV in the EV Corral at the Fully Charged Live event

Fully Charged Live is coming to Austin February 1st & 2nd 2020 and you can be a part of the show! The Electric Auto Association is coordinating an EV Corral during the two days of the event where you can show your electric car or volunteer to share your experiences as an EV owner. We …

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New resource for Austinites Looking to Buy Electric

Austin Energy has released a new website dedicated to helping Austinites choose the electric vehicle that is best for them and explore the incentives that may be available to help them make the purchase. Visit: https://ev.austinenergy.com/

A conversation with Guy Hall

AustinEV chapter members met for a lunch at Blacks BBQ to visit with Guy Hall (Chief Strategy Officer, Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association – President Emeritus, Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association – Board Secretary Electric Auto Association, Director Sacramento Clean Cities Board). The group talked about how the Electric Auto Association can better support the chapter and started …

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