September 2010 - Electric Motor Werks Group is founded by Valery Miftakhov. EMotorWerks was started to help dramatically accelerate adoption of the electric car conversions and raise the image of affordable electric car solutions. Team EMotorWerks will achieve this through developing a hassle-free, turn-key high-performance electric conversion approaches. As part of this approach, EMotorWerks will design open source electric car systems, including a 25 kW charging system, high-performance controller system, vehicle-to-grid systems, and many others. For more information on the team EMotorWerks origins and motivations, see our page: March 31, 2010 Fiat Spider Conversion Completed.
Over the last 10 years, Valery has held a number of executive business strategy positions in various high-tech and management consulting companies, including Google, Nielsen, and McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Miftakhov was born in Russia and immigrated to the US in 1997 to continue his Physics education. Valery received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University and his M.S. in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was a two-time winner of the Nationwide Russian Physics Competitions.