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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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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Meeting – 2015-03-03 – In the future there will be no gas stations

Chevy Bolt 2015 Concept

Come join our talk about the future of EV technology and advancement!  Austin, TX on March 3, 2015 in celebration of AustinEV’s Quarterly Round-up Austin, TX has been home to many tech trends, but none as gripping as the EV movement. If you’re thinking of owning an EV, owned one for years or are even …

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Meeting – 2014-10-09

AustinEV reserved the Domain Whole Foods 2nd Floor Community Room on Thursday, October 9th, from 6:30-8pm to discuss the November Food Drive and other concerns. Please join us and invite others! Let us know you’re coming on our facebook event page

Wrap Up: National Drive Electric Week, 2014

This year’s National Drive Electric Week “Picnic in the Park” ended up being “rain AND shine” The first car to roll in was Ed F.’s Tesla Model S, with 10,310 oil-free miles, soon to be joined by 23 other electric vehicles for a combined (recorded) total of 275,841 oil-free miles on the road! This year …

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