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Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X590

Speaker Name(s): 

Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

JILA, Kapteyn and Murnane group
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • JILA Public Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

Surya Conversions is a social enterprise I founded with fellow students at the University of Colorado-Boulder in May 2014. We develop hybrid electric conversion kits for auto rickshaws, three-wheeled taxis that are a dominant form of transportation in India and other countries. With these kits, we will significantly reduce pollution from rickshaws, and save money for cash-strapped rickshaw drivers to better support their families. In this talk, I will provide a full overview of: the story behind the company, details of the conversion kit, business, government and legal barriers to implementation, and our plan to bring this idea to fruition.

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