Posted on December 14, 2021
TOLLAND, Conn. — Representative Ackert recently toured Inductive Autoworks in Tolland to learn more about their work converting customers’ gas-powered automobiles to electric.
Inductive’s mission is to help bring electric vehicles into the mainstream by providing the knowledge, parts, and service to convert internal combustion vehicles into electric ones. Their founding team has extensive experience in the fields of high power energy storage systems, fabrication, software development, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive repair, and automotive modification.
They are currently building an electric conversion prototype based on a Mazda RX-8, which Ackert had a chance to inspect during his tour. The company anticipates the prototype will be complete by fall 2021.
Ackert, the former ranking lawmaker on the Energy and Technology Committee, has long been a supporter of the nascent electric vehicle industry. He even sponsored legislation last year to restore the sales and use taxes exemption for new electric vehicles, which would allow more drivers to make the switch to electric.
He also discussed other policy concerns, like the availability of DC fast charging (DCFC) stations and workforce opportunities for trade school students, with the Inductive team and other attendants of the open house, including representatives of PURA, DEEP, the Connecticut Green Bank and the EV Club of CT.