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:


PODCAST 125: Watt’s Happening at Venture Academy and American River College

American River College looking at ChassisLab electric car kit from Electric Auto Shop

ChassisLab Switch EV at American River College

Electric Auto Shop founder Mike Mack joins the latest episode of the Podcast. It’s hard keeping up with Mike traveling up and down the State of California, meeting with prospective schools, attending education conferences and delivering ChassisLab and Racer8 kits. So we’re glad he could jump online and share the latest with us. PODCASTListen Here Read more of this post

PG&E Grant for High School Electric Auto Shop

High School students from Stockton enjoyed a week of special electric car assembly training in Sebastopol this March as part of a grant program from PG&E to help young people find careers in green energy.

The overall idea of the pilot program is to provide a practical, hands-on project for high school students to stimulate their interest in math and science-based careers. The $20,000 grant from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) was used in the development of an advanced curriculum for green energy technologies along with an internship for previously graduated students. It includes an electric vehicle kit along with all the coursework and videos for a 16-week course in the classroom and auto shop. Read more of this post

Electric Auto Shop Welcomes Venture Academy

Electric Auto Shop is proud to be partnering with Venture Academy, which is part of the New Energy Academy in Stockton, California and sponsored by PG&E.  Here’s a quick video to show the students and teachers as they attended training this week in Sebastopol at Switch Vehicles.  We’ll follow this up in a few days with more details of the program.

Watch Electric Car Being Built in 15 Seconds via Time Lapse

119: Switch On North Bay Public Media

North Bay Public Media KRCB Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Petaluma, CloverdaleKRCB Radio interviewed Peter Oliver and Jim McGreen, designers for the Switch electric car.  “Switch” is the vehicle used in the hands-on laboratory portion of Electric Auto Shop called Chassis Lab.  It can be assembled, then reassembled, multiple times as different classes take the Electric Auto Shop assembly course each semester. Electric Auto Shop’s  Curriculum includes all the parts, textbooks and instructional videos on how it goes together.

Reporter Bruce Robinson from North Bay Public Media delved into the Switch’s three wheels, tubular steel structure, and electric drive system. The Chassis Lab electric car course has caught on for use in education with engineering and mechanic training programs. PODCASTListen Now Read more of this post

PODCAST 117: San Francisco Auto Show Preview

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  This is the auto show show of sorts because we are excited that the Chassis Lab Switch electric car kit has been invited for an educational display as part of the 56th Annual San Francisco International Auto Show. The show runs November 28 through December 2nd as San Francisco’s Moscone Center. PODCASTLISTEN Read more of this post