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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 28 January 2009

South Seattle Community College, in partnership with the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, is offering a number of non-credit electric vehicle classes, including a six-day Electric Vehicle Conversion workshop. Team-taught by a group of experienced instructors who have converted over two dozen vehicles, the six-day workshop guides students through the complete process of converting a vehicle from a gasoline engine to electric power.  By the end of the workshop, the group will have completed one running electric car conversion capable of highway speeds, with a 30-60 mile range on one charge.
Electric Vehicle Conversion Workshop
8 am – 5 pm     M T W Th F Sa    3/30-4/4       $899
Additional non-credit Electric Vehicle classes:
Electric Vehicle Technology
Learn the current best practices in electric vehicle technology; see tooling used in electric car conversions, and more.
6:30 – 8:30 pm  T       2/3     $29
Electric Vehicles – Introduction
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of all forms of electric vehicles including street vehicles, both freeway capable and NEV's (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles), electric racing, electric boats, electric assisted bicycles, and scooters.  Bio-Diesel, Ethanol, CNG, wind power, and solar power, and especially the vibrant movement toward Plug-In Hybrid cars will be discussed.  Two sessions offered.
6 – 9 pm                W       3/4     $49
9 am – 12 pm            S       3/28    $49
Electric Vehicles – Batteries
Topics include: general overview of popular suitable batteries for EVs; comparison of costs and specs on various batteries available; calculating the kWhr rating of my pack; how to extend battery life; charging and recycling of batteries. Two sessions offered.
6 – 9 pm                W       3/11    $49
1-5 pm                  S       3/28    $49
Electric Vehicle Safety Systems
Learn how to keep your electric vehicle safe; how a DC system works, what parts go into it, and why you should have these parts. 
6:30 – 8:30 pm  T       2/17    $29
Electric Vehicle classes fill quickly and interested students are encouraged to sign up early.
Register online at www.LearnAtSouth.org, or call 260-764-5339 for more information.
South Seattle Community College
The college's Continuing Education division offers 150 classes each quarter, ranging from computer skills to cooking to home repair. Designed to fit into busy schedules, these classes offer the lifelong learner variety and flexibility, with online and classroom instruction.
The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association was founded in 1979.  Its mission is to educate, demonstrate, and proliferate electric vehicles.  For more information, visit the website at www.seattleeva.org.

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