The Electric Truck: Tap Into New Opportunities
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Electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way from the first commuter cars popular among early adopters. From the Ford F-150 Lightning and GMC Hummer EV to the Rivian 1T, improvements in battery technology have spawned the release of electric trucks. Join a panel of experts as they dive into what this means to the aftermarket and the opportunities to meet consumer demands for customizing these exciting new vehicles.
Editor in Chief
Street Trucks Magazine
Chris Hamilton is the Editor and Brand Manager for Street Trucks Magazine, EV Builder's Guide, C-10 Builder's Guide, F-100 Builder's Guide and OBS Builder's Guide. Content creation and documenting the ever evolving truck industry throughot all forms of media including print, digital, social and video.
Tim Cachelin is an application engineer and account manager for Legacy EV, the one-stop shop for high-quality EV conversion kits, build support, and the industry's leading EV certified technician program. With a background in industrial automation, a lifelong obsession with anything fast, and several EV conversions under his belt, Tim is well positioned to speak to the new era of hot rodding. He is passionate about the preservation of the classic vehicles we love through electrification.
Brent Dreher is the NVH/Durability Manager for Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company. In this capacity, Brent is responsible for ensuring that FF’s Ultimate Intelligent Techluxury FF 91 vehicle offers extreme durability as well as an incredibly quiet and refined driving experience. Prior to this exciting challenge, Brent served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles within the aerospace industry primarily at Collins Aerospace. Brent earned an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Honors Program. Brent currently resides in Southern California with his wife and two small children. A favorite hobby for Brent is working on classic air-cooled cars.
Chris started as a BMW technician. He then transitioned to a role selling performance BMW parts and learning about the aftermarket parts industry. One of his friends from BMW was the first technician for Tesla in Massachusetts. Chris applied as a technician and started with Tesla in January of 2013. By 2017 Chris saw there was a big opportunity offering aftermarket parts for teslas and started a company called EV Tuning. This company would be the catalyst for what eventually became The Electrified Garage. He graduated from selling parts and installing them on nights and weekends, to partnering with Rich Benoit from the Rich Rebuilds Youtube channel on generating content and helping tesla owners. Rich, Chris’s old boss from BMW Chad and Chris sat down and decided to open The Electrified Garage. We officially opened in July of 2019 in Seabrook NH. Now we have 2 additional locations in Florida.
Editor In Chief
EV Builder's Guide
Jerome Andre has contributed to Hot Rod, Muscle Car, and off-road publications and TV shows since the late '90s. He has followed his passion for EV technologies for the last six years and has since been consulting for EV and Legacy manufacturers. An EV Advocate and EV and PHEV technical and safety training consultant, Jerome has recently taken the reign of Engaged Media's EV Builder's Guide. The 'EVBG' documents everything there is to know about Boutique EV manufacturers, EV 'Retro-fitted' vehicles, and modified modern EVs. Jerome's expertise will greatly contribute to the Future of Electric Trucks.