Evolution of Automotive Alternative Drive

DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
PLACE : University of Cincinnati,
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Vehicle showing (Loop at Eng Research Center Bldg)
  6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner (Swift Hall Room 800)
  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Presentation (Swift Hall Room 800)
COST: Free, you must register for dinner.

**Please note the revised times and locations.


We will start outside of the Engineering Research Center Building to view the vehicles then move inside for dinner and presentation.

Join us as Mr. Dylan Boyles details the evolution electric and hybrid drive vehicles with a special consideration of the BMW i8.  A presentation on the past, current, and evolving technology that drives electric and hybrid drive vehicles. The topics include:

  • Types of alternative drive vehicles
  • Drivetrain design and operation
  • High voltage battery design, construction, and operation
  • Charging and power supply
  • Service and safety
  • The future, limitations, and challenges



Mr. Dylan Boyles is a Master Technician and Alternative Drive Specialist at BMW of Cincinnati North. He has been a technician in the automotive industry for 23 years. Mr. Boyles was one of the first alternate drive technicians trained by BMW in the country. He has extensive experience with BMW, Mazda, and the aftermarket, specializing in German and Japanese automobile repair.

Mr. Boyles was also an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, teaching in the Automotive Service Management Program.


Buffet Menu:  Assorted BearCat Sheet Pizzas from Adriaticos, water and soft drinks

LOCATION:  University of Cincinnati Swift Hall, Room 800. 2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati, OH 45221 Directions: The nearest parking garage is Woodside Garage or the Campus Green Garage. There is also on street parking on Martin Luther King Blvd and Clifton Ave.

Map of campus and direction: Map & Directions Link


Directions: From the parking garages head inside campus.

RESERVATIONS: https://ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/. Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note:  Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Tuesday October 25, 2016. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Tuesday October 25, 2016

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting without registering, but you must be registered to attend the dinner. Thank you.

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 if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.