Silicon Valley Clean Tech Speaker Series

A Presentation by Jim Castelaz

motiv logo 1Trucks and buses are critical parts of our transportation infrastructure; moving people, products, materials, and even our garbage.   Imagine a world where local delivery trucks and buses no longer spew diesel exhaust or fill their tanks with fossil fuel.  Motiv makes this possible, driving the change to electrified trucks and buses.  Come learn how this local start-up company’s innovative strategy and products make this possible.   Come meet the founder and CEO of Motiv Power Systems and learn how Motiv is changing this oft-forgotten industry. The presentation will cover, among other things, the items below:  


  • What are the challenges, trends and future of electric trucks and buses?
  • Why is this segment poised to make a huge impact in our global fossil fuel dependence?
  • How will this change fundamentally alter our capability to move goods and people?

Thursday Evening, June 5, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Check-in, Networking & Light Refreshments

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Presentation and Q&A

Merrill Lynch 333 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025 
From Highway US 101 Take Willow Road WEST (Exit 404B)
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Advance Ticket $10 OR $15 at the Door

About the Speaker

jim castelaz picJim Castelaz, Motiv Power Systems CEO and founder, sets the vision and strategy for the future of electric trucks. Prior to founding Motiv in 2009, Jim was Chief Architect at an EV start-up focused on designing electric buses for the Chinese market. Previously, Jim worked on MEMS for power electronics and solar applications at Stanford.  He also developed an electric motorcycle, solid state transformers for the power distribution grid with Southern California Edison, and various other embedded systems.  Jim holds an MSEE from Stanford University, is on sabbatical from his PhD program and has a BS in Engineering and Economics from Harvey Mudd College.


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