Grant Trains California Auto Shop Teachers in Electric Car Assembly

Electric Auto Shop Course Brings Alternative Fuels into the Classroom

Electric Auto Shop, Inc. (www.electricautoshop.com) received a grant from the Fresno County Office of Education to enable eleven automotive instructors from throughout California to attend specialized training in electric car assembly January 26-30 in Sebastopol, California.

Costs for the five-day course were covered under the California Industrial Technology Education Project (CITEP), which is a contract held by the Fresno Regional Occupational Program from the California Department of Education. The project is responsible for program development, support, and professional development activities related to industrial technology education sectors, including transportation, while gathering and promoting examples of best practices. Read more of this post

Tustin T-Tech Wins 2014 California Energy Invitational

tustin-t-tech-2014-winners Congratulations to our friends at from Tustin High School’s T-Tech Engineering Program!  We learned via email they are celebrating a first place finish at the 2014 UC Irvine Energy Invitational in Riverside, CA this past weekend.

Tustin High School’s engineering program is a favorite of ours as they use our Racer8 electric go kart as their race vehicle.  We also had the team on our Podcast last year when they were the runners up for the 2013 Invitational. Read more of this post

Podcast 123: Educating for Careers Conference Wrap-Up

Chassis Lab from Electric Auto Shop on display at the Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento.

Chassis Lab is designed to teach math and science by building an electric car in class.

Michael Mack, the founder of Electric Auto Shop, joined the podcast today to give us an update from the Educating for Careers Conference March 2-4 in Sacramento, California.  The annual conference is a three-day professional development event surrounding career technical education (CTE). PODCAST: Listen here

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California’s Electric Car Law Binge Promotes Market

(OilPrice.com) California passes six new laws to support electric and low-carbon car drivers and boost the electric vehicle market, making the state the definitive front-runner in this “clean” sector.

Six laws and a dozen other regulations have been passed recently, representing a more than $2 billion financial commitment to clean transportation—more than any other state to date.

The new laws and regulations address various issues, from extending existing sticker programs that allow vehicles meeting certain low-emission standards to guaranteeing access to carpool lanes to making it easier for drivers to use charging stations. Read More

Tustin High School Go-Kart Powered by Electric Auto Shop

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Tustin Places 2nd in UC Irvine Energy Invitational

In a grueling 3-day event, students from Tustin High School’s T-Tech Motorsports won 2nd place overall in UC Irvine’s Energy Invitational, part of the California Challenge at the Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon & Expo.

After logging nearly 30 miles on the track over three days, T-Tech’s #33 electric vehicle was in the lead for most of the competition but was overtaken by UC Irvine’s CNG car on the last heat of the event.  THS ran a nearly flawless race and nearly took the whole thing. Read more of this post