Advanced Automotive Battery and Ultracapacitor Conference
I found out that Ron Gremban was at the AABC in Tampa, FL this week. Ron, Technology Development Lead for PRIUS+, was moderator of the PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid Conversion Group, and co-founded the Electric Auto Association Plug-In Hybrid project. He led the team that converted the first Prius to plug in, and drives that car daily. An electrical and software engineer involved in sales of solar energy systems, he has long experience with electric cars—he helped design and drive the Caltech entry in the transcontinental 1968 Great Electric Car Race. ( Read more about Ron and his group at http://www.calcars.org/about.html )
I drove over to the conference late this afternoon to offer Ron a PHEV ride to the Airport, he gladly accepted. After the conference and on the ride to Tampa International Airport we chatted briefly about Solar Power, PHEV Battery Charging.
I felt honored to meet and talk with one of the guys directly responsible for my Prius PHEV conversion.