[Oeva-list] Fw: EV Battery Tech Seminar

Tim Kutscha tim_kutscha at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 3 19:50:39 PST 2009

Hi All,

 In case anyone is going down to Santa Cruz at the end of January, Electro Automotive (one of the leaders in the EV industry) is having a battery seminar.


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From: Electro Automotive <electro at cruzio.com>
To: tim_kutscha at yahoo.com
Sent: Tue, November 3, 2009 5:46:51 PM
Subject: EV Battery Tech Seminar

Continuing its 18 year history of presenting educational seminars and
workshops on electric vehicles, Electro Automotive is proud to present
the EV Battery Tech Seminar.  This seminar is for
people who already have the basic level of information on EV conversions
and are looking for more technical detail on batteries.  This is
information based on firsthand research and experience - not speculation
or hype - from knowlegdeable experts with many years in their fields. The
seminar will consist of three 2-hour sessions, with breaks between and
plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The presenters represent the
highest caliber of firsthand knowledge about batteries in actual service
in electric vehicles. 

The opening segment will focus on lead acid batteries. Jim
Ramos of American Battery will speak.  Mr. Ramos has been in the
lead acid battery business for 36 years, and has been involved with
electric conversions for 30 years. For twenty years, he was a
manufacturer of lead acid batteries under his own label, researching the
internal architecture of the batteries to modify their structure and
optimize them for specific applications. He has also designed and built
battery manufacturing equipment. His client list has included major
companies such as FedEx and Waste Management. He currently supplies
batteries all over the United States, and has supplied more batteries for
EV conversions than any other battery supplier. 

The second segment will focus on lithium batteries.  Dr. Andrew Burke of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC
Davis will speak. Since 1974, Dr. Burke’s research has involved many
aspects of electric and hybrid vehicle design, analysis, and testing. He
was a key contributor on the US Department of Energy Hybrid Test Vehicles
(HTV) project while working at the General Electric Research and
Development Center. He continued his work on electric vehicle technology,
while Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Union College and later as a
research manager with the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL).
Dr. Burke joined the research faculty of the ITS-Davis in 1994. He
directs the EV Power Systems Laboratory and performs research and teaches
graduate courses on advanced electric driveline technologies,
specializing in batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and hybrid vehicle
design. Dr. Burke has authored over 80 publications on electric and
hybrid vehicle technology and applications of batteries and
ultracapacitors for electric vehicles. 

The final segment will focus on battery containment in the
vehicle.  Mike Brown of Electro Automotive will speak. Mr.
Brown has been in the electric vehicle components supply businss for
thirty years. Previous to that, he studied engineering at the University
of Wyoming, and was a dealership trained auto technician who later
operated his own auto repair shop from 1975 to 1993. At that time, he
closed the gas car shop to focus on EVs full time. He has built both gas
and electric race cars, personally built dozens of conversions, and
consulted on hundreds more. He designed and developed the Voltsrabbit and
Voltsporsche custom bolt-in conversion kits, which are still the most
complete kits available anywhere. He authored the book Convert
It, now in its third edition, which is the definitive how-to
conversion manual, used as a text in numerous high schools and
universities and supplied by the Dept. of Energy to schools participating
in the Mid-Atlantic Electic Vehicle Challenge. 

Space is limited. Advance registration is required. To register, please
send name(s), phone number & email (in case we need to contact you)
and payment to Electro Automotive, PO Box 1113, Felton, CA, 95018. Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2010 Time: 
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Place: 
University Inn & Conference Center, 611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA
95060 Cost: 
$100.00 Food: 
There will be coffee and pastries before the workshop, and a break
for lunch. There are numerous places to eat nearby. Lodgings: 
The University Inn also offers discounted room rates. Call (831)
426-7100 and mention Electro Automotive. More Info: 
Go to http://www.electroauto.com/batteryseminar.shtml , email
bill at electroauto.com, or call Electro Automotive at 831-429-1989. Shari Prange
Electro Automotive POB 1113 Felton CA 95018-1113 Telephone 831-429-1989 
http://www.electroauto.com/ electro at cruzio.com 
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