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Caltech and the Origins of Electric Vehicles

May 30, 2024

Ramo Auditorium

This event will be live-streamed.

A recording will be made available.

Time Speaker/Title
4:00-5:30 pm (Beckman Lawn)
- Food truck will be on-site
- Display of the EV1 (courtesy of Petersen Automotive Museum)
- Display of AC Propulsion tZero Icourtesy of Scott Sorbé)
- Caltech student electric vehicle demos
5:30-7:00 pm Session 1
Wally Rippel (BS ’68)
Caltech, MIT, and the Great Electric Car Race

Alec Brooks (PhD ’81) and Wally Rippel (BS ’68)
The Creation of Modern Electric Cars: Aerovironment, the Sunraycer, the Impact, and the General Motors EVI
7:00-7:15 pm Break
7:15-8:15 pm Session 2
Tom Gage (former president of AC Propulsion) joins Wally and Alec to discuss: AC Propulsion, tZero and the Technology Handoff to Tesla
8:15-8:30 pm Cars and the Future of Electrification