Frequently Asked Questions

  • Electric Vehicles are a cornerstone of modern transportation technology and a critical component for educational initiatives in auto shop, mechanics, electrical engineering, and technology fields.

    As global priorities shift towards sustainability and compliance with stringent emission laws, incorporating Electric Vehicles like the SWITCH into educational curricula is not just an investment in new technology—it’s a strategic decision by school leadership to position their institution at the leading edge of environmental responsibility and technological innovation.

    By integrating EVs into the learning environment, schools not only adhere to global environmental standards but also equip students with advanced skills in renewable technologies and sustainable practices. This proactive approach not only enhances the school’s reputation but also ensures that students are well-prepared for a future where green technology dominates the landscape, making them invaluable as the architects of a sustainable world.

  • Each Switch Lab™ Electric Vehicle (EV) kit is delivered partially assembled in a glider format, designed for easy loading and unloading from trailers.

    All parts and the packing list are securely housed within the chassis for convenience and safety.

    No forklift is necessary for unloading.

    Deliveries are made using a small vehicle trailer, ensuring accessibility and flexibility, without the need for a semi-truck.

  • The assembly duration of the SWITCH EV Kit is designed to be adaptable, allowing educators to tailor the project to their teaching schedule. Whether condensed into a dynamic two-week intensive program or expanded across a semester for deeper integration, assembling the SWITCH provides a comprehensive educational experience. It allows students to engage hands-on with the principles of electromechanical systems, energy efficiency, and sustainable design. This flexibility supports schools in offering cutting-edge, project-based learning that aligns with STEM education goals and prepares students for technological careers.

  • The SWITCH offers multiple charging options to accommodate different school facilities, including a J1772 plug for rapid Level 2 charging and standard plugs for more conventional access. This flexibility ensures that regardless of the existing infrastructure, schools can efficiently integrate the SWITCH into their educational programs, providing practical lessons in energy management and sustainability.

  • Understanding the charging process for electric vehicles like the SWITCH provides students with practical insights into energy consumption and management. With charging rates of 10 miles per hour on a Level 1 charger and 23 miles per hour on a Level 2 charger, students can observe and calculate the relationship between power usage, time, and distance. These are invaluable lessons in physics and environmental science, demonstrating real-world applications of theoretical knowledge.

  • While the SWITCH is classified as a motorcycle in many regions, which may simplify licensing requirements and reduce insurance costs, it’s crucial for schools to verify local regulations. This aspect of the program can be used to teach students about civic responsibility and regulatory considerations, important topics for future drivers and citizens.

  • The range of the SWITCH, typically around 40 to 50 miles per charge, provides a tangible context for lessons on energy density, conservation, and the environmental impacts of transportation choices. By analyzing these factors, students learn to make informed decisions about energy use, a critical skill in today’s energy-conscious world.

  • Customizing performance parameters, including top speed capabilities up to freeway speeds, turns the SWITCH project into a deep dive into automotive engineering and physics. This allows students to directly apply their mathematical and scientific knowledge in a practical, engaging way.

  • Choosing to #GoElectric by integrating the SWITCH into your educational offerings is a bold statement in support of sustainable technology and innovative education. It not only prepares students for a future dominated by green technology but also positions your school as a leader in environmentally responsible education. It’s an investment in the planet and in providing students with the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.

  • Each EV includes 2 bucket seats and seat belts with an optional add-on of:  1 front center seat and 2 rear seats.

  • Exploring Our Safety Features

    At Switch Vehicles, we prioritize safety, ensuring that every hands-on learning experience with our electric vehicle is both educational and secure. Here’s a look at the robust safety features we’ve integrated:

    • Emergency Battery Disconnect: For added safety, our vehicle is equipped with an emergency disconnect button that effectively splits the battery pack in half, reducing a 96v system to a safer 48v in an instant.
    • Protected Design: The vehicle’s frame is fully insulated to enhance safety during operation and maintenance sessions.
    • Dual Brake System: To ensure precise and reliable stopping power, our electric vehicle is equipped with two separate brake systems — one for the front and another for the rear.
    • Built-in Steel Roll Cage: Our robust steel roll cage is designed to protect occupants by reinforcing the vehicle’s structure, offering peace of mind during operation.
    • Insulated Tools: Safety extends to maintenance too. We provide a specially curated insulated tool kit, essential for safe handling during vehicle servicing.
  • Our specialized workshops are essential for educators and administrators who are keen on bringing innovative and practical technology education to their schools. Offered in intensive three and five-day formats, these workshops provide the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to effectively oversee and guide the assembly and utilization of the SWITCH EV Kit. These sessions are an opportunity for educational leaders to not only understand the mechanics of electric vehicles but also to explore curriculum integration strategies that enhance students’ learning outcomes and interest in STEM fields.