As the auto industry begins to fully embrace the notion of electric vehicles, it has EV pioneers like Jon Bereisa to thank. Bereisa, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1970, helped General Motors bridge the gap from the EV1 electric vehicle to the Chevrolet Volt’s successful launch. He was chief engineer for the EV1, systems architect on the Volt, and director of advanced engineering and technology strategy on GM’s hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle technology.

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