Weary of being a hostage to rising gas prices? Ever imagine the joy of quietly zooming past a gas station? Maybe you are an environmentally minded person interested sustainable transportation? Or a gearhead looking for a next project? Electric vehicle technologies are rapidly being adopted all over the world and they work well right here in Alberta! There are 20 brands of electric cars and plug-in hybrids available in North America right now. On the other hand if you are more of a DIY type person, converting an existing vehicle to battery electric power can be an exciting and satisfying project. With modern components and a good design you can end up with an EV conversion that offers a good range and excellent performance. Plus what you pick to convert is entirely up to you!
A tour of the new Mosaic Centre solar charging stations will be included.
This class is a series of 5 Thursday evenings throughout March. March 2nd to 30th, Thursday nights from 7-9:30 pm.
Jesse Tufts is a mechanical engineer, car enthusiast and electric vehicle enthusiast from Edmonton, Alberta who has spent about 1000 hours along with a friend converting a Japanese mini truck to run on electricity. The finished EV is a zippy and practical small truck which can be used all year long and costs just over $0.01/km in electricity to operate! The mini truck and countless other hands-on DIY projects back up his education and environmental enthusiasm. Jesse is a member of the board of directors of the Solar Energy Society of Alberta and one of the main organizers for the Future of Transportation Symposium here in Edmonton.