Electric Vehicle Class
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Electric Vehicle Conversion Class
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and the University of Alaska Southeast are partnering to host a five day electric vehicle conversion class from June 1st -June 5th.
The course will introduce the principles of electric vehicle propulsion systems and give participants hands-on experience converting an existing internal combustion vehicle to run on battery power. The class can be taken for course credit or audited and is designed for individuals interested in taking on their own conversions, automotive technology students and teachers, or those wanting to learn about EV technology.
One of the main objectives of the course is to highlight an experimental rate program that is being offered by Alaska Electric Light and Power Company which will test the impact that electric vehicles will have on local electricity demand. The relatively limited road system coupled with the availability of renewable resources makes Juneau especially ripe for electric vehicles and the local utility is predicting a significant influx within the next ten years.
Earlier this year the Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved the discounted rate for up to ten electric vehicle owners willing to install a separate meter that keeps track of when and how much power is being used.
This will be the first electric vehicle class offered in Juneau and could hopefully jump-start training in electric vehicle technology in universities and schools in the region.
Instructor Micheal Golub is a graduate student at the University of Fairbanks and has taught electric conversion courses for the last three years at campuses throughout Alaska. Class enrollment is limited to 12 students, so sign up soon!
Tuition and Fees:$267.00
Contacts: Angel Drobnica, email@example.com
The course curriculum and registration information can be found at the University of Alaska Southeast summer schedule search.