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South Seattle CC offers electric vehicle classes January 27, 2009

Filed under: Electric Vehicles,Washington — nwrenewablenews @ 2:13 pm
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South Seattle Community College, in partnership with the Seattle Elecctric Vehicle Association, is offering a number of non-credit electric vehicle classes, including a six-day Electric Vehicle Conversion workshop. Team-taught by a group of experienced instructors who have converted over two dozen vehicles, the six-day workshop guides students through the complete process of converting a vehicle from a gasoline engine to electric power. By the end of the workshop, the group will have completed one running electric car conversion capable of highway speeds, with a 30-60 mile range on one charge.

Electric Vehicle Conversion Workshop: 8 am – 5 pm M T W Th F Sa 3/30-4/4 $899

Additional non-credit Electric Vehicle classes:

Electric Vehicle Technology: Learn the current best practices in electric vehicle technology; see tooling used in electric car conversions, and more. 6:30 – 8:30 pm T 2/3 $29

Electric Vehicles – Introduction: Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of all forms of electric vehicles including street vehicles, both freeway capable and NEV’s (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles), electric racing, electric boats, electric assisted bicycles, and scooters. Bio-Diesel, Ethanol, CNG, wind power, and solar power, and especially the vibrant movement toward Plug-In Hybrid cars will be discussed. Two sessions offered. 6 – 9 pm W 3/4 $49 or 9 am – 12 pm S 3/28 $49

Electric Vehicles – Batteries: Topics include: general overview of popular suitable batteries for EVs; comparison of costs and specs on various batteries available; calculating the kWhr rating of my pack; how to extend battery life; charging and recycling of batteries. Two sessions offered. 6 – 9 pm W 3/11 $49 or 1-5 pm S 3/28 $49

Electric Vehicle Safety Systems: Learn how to keep your electric vehicle safe; how a DC system works, what parts go into it, and why you should have these parts. 6:30 – 8:30 pm T 2/17 $29

Electric Vehicle classes fill quickly and interested students are encouraged to sign up early.

Register online at, or call (260) 764-5339 for more information.


2 Responses to “South Seattle CC offers electric vehicle classes”

  1. Paul Boothroyd Says:

    Are there any electric vehicle classes or workshops planned for 2010?

    Paul Boothroyd

  2. nwrenewablenews Says:

    Hey Paul,

    Check out this link:

    Looks like they have classes throughout the year…Its updated fairly often, so check back soon, they should have their 2010 schedule up shortly.


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