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Boulder Electric Vehicle, Inc.

Boulder Electric Vehicle builds 100% electric trucks. Our trucks slash fuel costs by 80%, maintenance by 75%, and cut emissions to zero.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Lafayette, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2008
  • Employees 30
  • Website

Company Summary

We sell five models of commercial trucks that meet the needs of corporate fleets, government fleets, and smaller businesses. The moment is right for our trucks. Our trucks slash fuel costs by 80% , shrink maintenance costs by 75%, and cut emissions to zero. Our trucks have top speeds of 70 mph and travel 120 miles between charges. These differences are real- prove it yourself by driving our trucks and by measuring real performance.


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    Balaji Seward
    Process Control Engineer

    He oversees the Assembly Line Build Book and Engineering Change Order Procedures. He constructed BEV "Build Books" for the five assembly lines in our Colorado plant. This involves managing the flow of Engineering Change Orders going from prototype to full scale production. He has a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University.

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    Carter V Brown

    In June 2008, he decided to build an affordable all-electric truck to service large delivery service fleets in the U.S. By June 2009, he had assembled a working prototype, road tested and ready for deployment. He also built the heaviest electric car in the world and designed and installed a 25 kW solar PV system for the BEV prototyping shop. B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of Vermont

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    Pete Averson

    He managed financial, accounting, tax, legal, risk and strategic opportunities for Stickley, Audi & Co -the company grew from 28 employees to an international furniture manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor with 1,800 employees and annual sales of $200,000,000. He provided audit, tax, and business consulting services to emerging businesses for Coopers & Lybrand. NYS CPA, -MBA in Finance, and MS in Accounting from Syracuse University.

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    David Funston
    Sales Director

    He is an automotive industry veteran with over 25 years' experience.He operates Funston Fleet Services, Inc., a consulting business that assists fleets, dealers, auctions and
    manufacturers with vehicle sales, supply and remarketing strategies. Prior to that, he held senior
    management positions in fleet and remarketing at American Isuzu Motors and Hyundai Motor
    America. Funston holds a Bachelor of Science degree from USC's School
    of Business

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    Zach Tyler
    Chief Designer

    He developed the plug-in electric vehicle with vehicle-to-grid technology. designed and constructed the composite chassis , designed the integration of the traction motor and regenerative braking system, and worked on the systems integration with BMS for lithium ion storage. He was president of Classic Electrics, and he was CTO for NOBO Motors. - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado

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    Norm Smith
    Electric Vehicle Specialist

    He oversees the battery pack and battery management systems. He assembled lithium pouch cells and developed battery management hardware and software for lithium ion battery packs. He designed tooling and production layouts for battery module assembly and designed battery cooling systems for lithium ion batteries. He was a project manager for AC Propulsion, producer of the T-Zero Electric Vehicle, basis for the Tesla Roadster.

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    Bill Reeves
    Electric Passenger Shuttle Designer

    He oversees the engineering design team making passenger shuttles. He was Lead Design Mechanical Engineer at Proterra, the electric transit bus company. He is currently the lead product development engineer for BEV's larger delivery truck. He will be implementing a "Plan for Every Part" strategy for bills of materials and timely material handling. Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University.

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    David Gorham
    Director of Quality/Design Engineer

    He oversees the full quality process to ensure all vehicles meet customer requirements, including outsourced components, internal components, and all quality checkpoints. Approves BEV engineering change orders. At Solix Biofuels Engines and Energy Conservation Laboratory, he developed standard operating procedures and developed quality control methods with the biology group.- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University.

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    John Kunz
    Composites Expert

    He developed proprietary low-weight/high strength decks used in BEV trucks and oversees their production and improvement. For 37 years, was principal director in designing and producing honeycomb fiberglass products -including solar concentrators, the world's first fiberglass honeycomb bridge, the Mars Habitat , honeycomb fiberglass domes that cover city waterworks facilities, and a monocoque fiberglass honeycomb racing car chassis.

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    James Uhrich
    Production Manager

    He oversees manufacturing process and production for all BEV products, including planning, coordination and control of manufacturing to ensure goods and services are produced efficiently. Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado.


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    Hogan Lovells, a global legal practice with distinctive strengths in government regulatory, litigation and arbitration, corporate, finance, and intellectual property.

Previous Investors

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    100% wholly owned.