[Legacy Report] Technology Seminar - Local Electric Bus Manufacturer Perpares to Transport Masses

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Co-hosted by IEEE Pikes Peak Section and its affiliated Power&Energy Society Chapter.

Meeting Location:
Room W101, Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus
11195 Highway 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Dr. Bruce Johnson, Chief Technology Officer of American Electric Vehicles (http://www.aevehicles.com/), will be discussing a new electric bus that has been designed at their corporate headquarters located in Palmer Lake, Colorado. The target market for this bus is US-based private fleets that currently use cutaway shuttle buses. AEV's bus is 100% battery-powered. The company's first prototype is currently on tour in Australia and has already generated considerable interest in a number of countries, including China and India.

Dr. Johnson will cover a number of topics, including comparisons between vehicles powered by electric motors vs. internal combustion engines, the battery technology used by their bus, some of the engineering tradeoffs that were made in their design, how the physical appearance of their bus came about, future trends in battery-powered transportation, and other topics guaranteed to stimulate the interest and imagination of both engineers and non-engineers alike.

Free pizza/drink will be served to IEEE members and will also be available to non-members for $5 (non-members are welcome to skip the pizza and attend the meeting free of charge).

Please register online if you will attend the seminar. If you are not a member leave the Member Number field near the top blank. Please indicate at the bottom of the registration page whether you are a member and want pizza, a non-member and want pizza ($5) or no pizza at all. This will help us plan how much to order.

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  • Date: 21 Jul 2011
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • United States

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  • Co-sponsored by Steve Schaarschmidt