Take A Workshop

Build An EV With a Team!

Our workshops aim to inform and inspire you to best understand the concepts and fundamentals of electric vehicle transportation. All of our sessions include a mix of lecture and hands on fun. You will actually build the same EV you will use in class!

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4-Day Workshop

*Workshops have been approved for California CE credit for teachers.

Build an entire vehicle including EV component training, basic electricity, wiring and mechanics.

• 4 Day program to learn EV design and construction

• Learn about EV components

• Lecture in the morning build a SWITCH EV in the afternoon

• Lectures are actual curriculum designed for discussion

• Several demonstrations and additional lab projects

• Sources of additional materials and class projects are included

Total Cost: $1,995

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

June 11-14: Held at American River College, Sacramento CA
August 13-16: Held at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo CA
September 17-20: Held at Switch Vehicles, Inc., Sebastopol, CA

4-Day Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Day 1:

Introductions
EV Intro and Overview
Discuss Batteries

MORNING BREAK

BMS Lecture
BMS Components
Start Balancing Charge

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Intro to Switch Install:
Floor
Swing Arm
Trailing Arms
Spindles
Shock Absorbers
Pedal Assembly
Rear Brake Line
Wheels
Discussion: Maintenance Adjustments
Brake Fluid Options
Review

Day 2:

Review Prior Day Q & A
Managing the class
Contactors and Relays

MORNING BREAK

Circuits Watts & Wire
Design Circuit
Relay Exercises

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch
Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes
Review

Day 3:

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Components

MORNING BREAK

EV Battery
Q & A
Examine Switch Wiring
High Voltage
Control Box
BB Wiring

LUNCH

Chassis Build
Low Voltage Wiring
Assemble:
Dash Board
LV Wiring Panel
Control Box
Install Dash in Switch
Mount Motor on Swing Arm
Mount Sprockets
Mount Chain Tensioner
Mount Chain guard
Review

Day 4:

Chassis Build
Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel
Cycle Analyst
Connect Dash and LV
Install Batteries & BMS
Install Control Box
Install Seat & Seat Belt

LUNCH

Connect Control Box to:
Battery Box
Motor
Rear Light wiring
Low Voltage Panel
Review
Discuss and Perform start-up routine
Continue Building and Installing Seats, Running lights etc.
Front end alignment
Test Drives

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