ESP Biography


Major: 2A-6

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Jarrod Smith

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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E8689: Electric Cars: how do they work? in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
A deep-dive into electric vehicle technology and a comparison to the old clunky topic of gasoline cars. Gas engines are 18% efficient. Electric motors are 85%-95% efficient. It is a no brainer to use electric right? It is a bit more complicated than that. A demonstration of a tiny electric motorcycle will introduce you to the world of electric vehicles. Then we will talk in detail about: battery technology, battery management, motor types, motor controllers, efficiency, rapid charging, and why the world isn't electric yet.