As I mentioned yesterday, I went to the Renewable Energy Roundup in Fredericksburg, Texas over the weekend. While I’m keenly interested in renewable energy and in the Roundup’s focus on sustainability education as a general matter, I attended specifically because my brother was an exhibitor there.
My brother is co-owner of REVOLT Custom Electric Vehicles, LLC, and REVOLT demonstrated a 2008 Mazda3 that they converted from running on gasoline to running solely on electric power. (Full disclosure: REVOLT is a client of mine. However, I received no direct compensation for this post. REVOLT is a registered trademark of REVOLT Custom Electric Vehicles, LLC.)
In addition to REVOLT’s display were the Austin Area Electric Automobile Association‘s display cars, including a really neat VW Beetle conversion, and the University of Texas’s solar-powered car.
Electric cars, however, were not the only thing on display. There were a great deal of wind turbines on display, all of which were quite interesting. I heartily recommend the Roundup to anyone. Fredericksburg is a fun little town, with interesting things to do, such as the Nimitz Museum, a lot of antiquing opportunities, and, of course, the Fredericksburg Brewery, which has delicious beer and sausage.
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