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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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in Texas April 25 – 6:30 to 8 pm – JCC Austin – Room 150d – 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX Internal combustion engines are outdated; clean car technology is already good and getting better all the …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

National Drive Electric Week 2018

——————– EVENT CANCELED – The weather forecast for the 15th has storms hitting Austin all day – we are canceling the Austin event ——————— Join us to celebrate National Drive Electric Week Saturday, September 15th, and climb into the driver’s seat of the newest electric vehicles available in Austin! We will be presenting the latest …

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National Drive Electric Week – Austin (2017)

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 Time: 9AM – 1PM Location: Sunset Valley Farmers Market (Tony Burger Center) 3200 Jones Rd Austin, TX 78745 Registration: NDEW – Austin event page Come meet EVs and their drivers! Requests to ride or drive vehicles welcome. NOTE: The farmers market is located more exactly at intersection of Pillow Rd and …

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Take a Survey to help understand decision-making when purchasing a vehicle

Michigan State University has asked us to share this survey to explore perceptions of cars and electric vehicles. Through this survey, we can better understand decision-making when purchasing a vehicle and perceptions of different charging options for electric vehicles. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this research study. The survey will …

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2016 NDEW planning underway

Jennifer Lasseter has taken the lead as the Event Captain Want to help with your time or talents? Register, Volunteer, or Contact the organizers through the NDEW website Want to help fund the event? Donations are being accepted through the EAA chapter website  

National Drive Electric Week – Austin

Join us on September 19 to celebrate National Drive Electric week. We’ll be gathering at: Northwest Recreation Center 2913 Northland Dr Austin, TX 78757 on September 19 from 10am to 4pm We will be showing and giving rides in a variety of electric cars that are available today. Let us know you are coming and what you …

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Invite: Texas Workplace Charging Road Show

The Texas Workplace Charging Road Show will be in Austin on Wednesday July 29. As of this posting, they still have several seats available. Visit TXworkplacecharging.eventbrite.com to register. Texas Workplace Charging Road Show Flyer

Meeting – 2015-07-07 – Some fear change, others drive it. Lead the charge!

Austin, TX has been home to many tech trends, but none quite as gripping as the EV movement. If you’re thinking of owning an EV, owned one for years or are even a conversion enthusiast, Austin Electric Vehicle Association (AustinEV) invites you to join us next Tuesday July 7, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WHOLEFOODS …

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Crosspost: First UU Church Green Sanctuary Alternative Vehicles Fair, April 12

Sunday April 12, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin is holding an electric and alternative vehicles fair, with a chance to hear Zach Baumer, manager of the Austin Climate Protection Program in the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability. If you’re going or showing your vehicle, take photos or report the experience back to us! Texas Health …

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