Alec was a member of the engineering team at AeroVironment that created the GM Impact prototype. The Impact entered production as the GM EV1, the first modern high power AC induction electric vehicle. Alec has followed the alternative fuel vehicle scene as an engineer, a consumer, and journalist -- some of his footage appeared in the recent documentary film "Who Killed the Electric Car." In addition to his alternative fuel vehicle work, Alec has a diverse engineering career, spanning fields from aviation to medical devices to telecommunications, and has also worked as a professional helicopter pilot. Currently Alec is an engineering manager at Google, working on imaging related applications for projects including Google Book Search and Google Maps. In his "20% time," Alec is advising Google's philanthropy organization on energy and transportation issues.
- Session: Energy Innovation