Thursday, November 19: Electric Vehicles: What’s in Your Garage?
Download Presentation Electric Vehicles
Partner: San Diego Regional Clean Fuels Coalition
Some predict fully electric vehicles (EV) will account for 10 percent of all car sales by the year 2020. Nissan, Mini, and Ford, just to name a few, have launched EV hoping to stimulate a movement towards a sustainable transportation infrastructure. Like many new technologies, there are challenges to address. The cost of the batteries, maximizing driving range, and recharge time are just a few. However, even with the challenges there are many advantages. The EV is at least 200% more energy efficient, do not produce pollution associated with internal combustion engines, and can be recharged using renewable electricity. As consumers become aware of the advantages and technology challenges are addressed, electric vehicles will become common on the roadways.
Areas of focus for the presentation:
- EV Cost Comparison Numbers
- Batteries Technology and Choices
- Recharging and Energy Pricing
- Design and more
Speaker: Tom Bartley
Even during his high school years, Tom Bartley harbored an interest in vehicles and energy efficiency. Since receiving both his BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University, he has acquired over 30 years of experience in: general business, marketing, project and product management, and engineering research and development. For the past two years as an author and consulting business analyst in transportation and energy, Mr. Bartley has been active in public education and outreach while pushing for the establishment of an advanced clean transportation business sector in the San Diego region.
During his six years in his prior position at ISE Corporation as manager of new business, he supported executive management in the marketing and overseeing of technical and business issues of heavy-duty hybrid-electric prototype projects as they evolved into production products. His earlier eclectic background includes stints as a director of network operations for a dot-com telecommunications startup company, senior scientist and principal investigator with Netrologic and product manager at Loral Instrumentation where he had joint responsibility for a line of off-the-shelf standard telemetry computer products.
He completed 32 classes in the MBA program at San Diego State University Graduate School of Business. The recipient of a Lifetime California Community College Teaching Credential, Mr. Bartley is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); a member and past vice chair of the Transportation Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Land Use, Water and Energy, and Technology committees of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition, the DoE Clean Cities group in San Diego.