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

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American River College Highlights Green Auto Shop Courses

We’re excited to read in the student newspaper published at American River College an article highlighting the green auto shop courses being offered to students in 2014-2015.  After meeting their instructors over the summer for their Electric Auto Shop training, and interacting with them on Twitter, it’s no wonder that green technologies are that latest buzz on campus. The video above includes interviews with ARC instructors from the recent training.  Check out the article at The Current:

Community College Electric Dragster Sets Records

Short Circuit Dragster built by muskegon community college motorsports club

“The fastest 192-volt vehicle in the world.”

Students at Muskegon Community College made history last month when their electric-powered dragster reached a speed of 48 mph on a quarter-mile stretch at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park.

Now, they’re looking to push the dragster to even greater speeds, this time using a 96-volt battery that could power the dragster beyond 80 mph.

It might not be able to replicate the feat automotive students accomplished last month when they set the first world record for a quarter-mile BR/I electric dragster using a 48-volt battery. But it’s a challenge students and instructors say is worth taking. Read More Read more of this post