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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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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Don’t Be Fuelish: The Future of Passenger Vehicles in Texas – 2019-04-25

Join the Austin chapter of the Electric Auto Association for: Don’t Be Fuelish: The Future of Passenger Vehicles in Texas April 25 – 6:30 to 8 pm – JCC Austin – Room 150d – 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX Internal combustion engines are outdated; clean car technology is already good and getting better all the …

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Austin Eco Network – On trying to buy an electric car in Austin

We support EVs here in Austin right?  Read about Amy’s adventure trying to get one… THAT TIME I TRIED TO BUY AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE… AND NO ONE WOULD SELL IT TO ME