Speaker: Carlos Franca , GM Manager of Propulsion Systems Lab
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Baker College Technology Center – Bristol Rd, Flint
The Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicle represents a significant departure from conventional vehicles. Project Driveway is the world’s first large-scale market test of fuel cell electric vehicles. Chevrolet is placing more than 100 vehicles with celebrities, policymakers, media, businesses, and members of the general public free of charge to gain real world experience and data
Speaker: Carlos Franca Manager Milford Proving
Grounds Building 42-B GM Research and Development
Franca joined General Motors in 1976 as a Technician working for Advanced Engineering Staff (AES) in the emissions chassis dynamometer. From AES he moved on to the Project center, Current Product Engineering, Portfolio Development Center and was transferred to R&D with the GMT101X Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicle. He was responsible to deploy all Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicles on the road today and now is the Resident Manager for R&D Building 42-B at the Milford Proving Grounds. He still has responsibility for the Fuel Cell within Southeast Michigan.
He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Lawrence Institue of Technology. Carlos has been involved in auto racing for many years and he currently drives a Formula Continental in SCCA National Series.