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EV visionary joins REV board

Former Ford EV superstar, John Wallace, joins BC-based REV


March 21, 2011
by Fleet Management staff

VANCOUVER, BC: John Wallace  is joining the board at Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc (REV).

Wallace was CEO for Xantrex Technology, Inc based in Burnaby, BC. Previously, Wallace worked independently as a consultant in the alternative energy sector and served in various capacities at Ford Motor Company for nearly 20 years.

At Ford, Wallace led the company’s clean vehicle research and development efforts as the director of multiple areas, including Ford’s Electronic Systems Research Laboratory’s research staff, the Technology Development Programs, Electric Vehicle Programs, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, and Environmental Vehicles.

Prior to joining Ford’s Research Staff, he was president of Ford Microelectronics, Inc, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Wallace’s board experience encompasses past positions as Chairman of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TH!NK Nordic, Chairman of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium, and Chairman of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. Complementing his work in alternative fuels is his technology experience, gained at Intel Corporation, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, and Precision Microdesign, Inc where he also served as president.  Wallace currently serves as Chairman of Enova Systems in Torrance, California.

REV is focused on delivering completely electric fleet vehicles that double as dynamic storage platforms for the electricity grid, and as mobile power sources. REV’s integrated vehicle energy control technology enables vehicle-to-grid (V2G) exchange, smoothing the fluctuations of grid electricity demand and supply and providing storage and time shifted delivery of renewable energy.