The Tesla Roadster: a plug-in electric sports car – demonstration and description

DATE: Thursday, September  24, 2009
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
            6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
            7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation

COST FOR DINNER: $10.00 per person – Regardless of Membership or Membership Grade!


MENU SELECTIONS:   Maryland Crab Cakes, Stuffed Pork Chops, Grilled Portobello with Ratatouille & Yellow Rice, Twice Baked Potatoes, Sautéed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Bar Cookies, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks. There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  Please email Fred Nadeau for reservations at (preferred) or call the Section Voice Mail at 513-629-9380 by Noon, Tuesday, September 22, 2009 if you plan to attend. Please leave your Name, IEEE Member Number, and a daytime telephone number.

PE CREDITS: Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.


ABOUT THE MEETING: The meeting will feature a demonstration by Mr. Michael Valentine, of the Tesla Roadster, a plug-in electric sports car.  It has an electric motor, recharged either from standard 110VAC outlet or via special recharging unit powered by higher domestic voltages and has a range per full charge in excess of 200 miles.  Superb performance, 0-60mph in the 4-second range, based on Lotus chassis, and excellent handling characteristics. Mr. Valentine is the founder and president of Valentine Research, Inc., a manufacturer of police radar detectors located in Blue Ash, Ohio.  Prior to founding this company, he was one of the cofounders, and first CEO, of Cincinnati Microwave, Inc., and co-inventor of the Escort radar detector. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati in electrical engineering, and worked as an electrical engineer prior to starting his own business in the late seventies.