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Gary Krysztopik

Gary Krysztopik

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Member SinceMay 26, 2013CoLab Points (actual)
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Gary’s background led him to electric vehicles through an appreciation of the environment from a multitude of outdoor activities and as an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Connecticut.  During 23 years at a Navy science lab developing heavyweight torpedoes, he received formal Systems Engineering training and left as a senior Systems Engineer.  He and his Software Engineer wife left New England to head south in search of warm weather and found San Antonio.   With a clean slate and a desire to start a clean energy business, a local showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car” provided the inspiration.  A lifetime of tinkering with all kinds of vehicles from bikes to planes, including building a composite kit plane and flying it from Rhode Island to Texas, provided the additional design and fabrication skills needed to realize his goal of electrifying our transportation system.

After a few months researching electric car parts and designs, he learned CAD and TIG welding and quickly designed and fabricated a proof of concept "battery box on wheels" electric car and drove it on the streets and highways of San Antonio for years, while starting an Electric Auto Association chapter and growing it to over 100 members.  Leading participation in dozens of events over the years, the displays and presentations included a wide variety of electric vehicles from electric bicycles and motorcycles to very fast high-end electric car conversions. 

From 20 years of enthusiast and builder experience in the kit plane industry, and seeing the growing DIY and open source activity in software, robotics and more, the primary objective has been to promote open source electric vehicle kit design and local micro-manufacturing using automation and advanced materials.

 

Proposals

EZ-EV Open Source Electric Kit CarMay 26, 2013
Open Source Local Micro Manufacturing of Electric VehiclesSep 9, 2015
Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 9, 2017

Proposal Links

MINI ELEVATED PODCARS – personal, non-stop transit to overcome congestion.Jul 27, 2017

Supporting

EZ-EV Open Source Electric Kit CarMay 26, 2013
TriTrack built over existing citiesJun 14, 2013
CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Nov 21, 2015
A Carbon Negative Infrastructure and Economy: A Systems Design/Mngmt ApproachNov 23, 2015
High-Speed Podcars for intercity travel and cargo transportFeb 25, 2016

Activities

Gary Krysztopik added a comment to contest Circular Economy, Economie circulaire 2018Mar 27, 2018
Gary Krysztopik added a comment to proposal Detox the FleetJan 16, 2018
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJul 20, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJul 20, 2017
Gary Krysztopik added a comment to proposal Make walkable, car free cities with low-cost rapid transit - Transit XJul 10, 2017
Gary Krysztopik added a comment to proposal Solar powered boats; fostering marine eco-conservationJul 10, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJul 10, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJul 6, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJul 6, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 13, 2017
Gary Krysztopik added a comment to proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 13, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 10, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 9, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 9, 2017
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 9, 2017
Gary Krysztopik created a Proposal Lightweight Electric Vehicle (LEV) TransitionJun 9, 2017
Gary Krysztopik is supporting proposal High-Speed Podcars for intercity travel and cargo transportFeb 25, 2016
Gary Krysztopik is supporting proposal A Carbon Negative Infrastructure and Economy: A Systems Design/Mngmt ApproachNov 23, 2015
Gary Krysztopik is supporting proposal CargoFish: A Physical Internet Utility to... "Move Only What Matters!"Nov 21, 2015
Gary Krysztopik retracted support for proposal Open Source Local Micro Manufacturing of Electric VehiclesNov 21, 2015
Gary Krysztopik is supporting proposal Open Source Local Micro Manufacturing of Electric VehiclesNov 21, 2015
Gary Krysztopik updated a proposal Open Source Local Micro Manufacturing of Electric VehiclesSep 9, 2015
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