Thursday, November 24, 2011

Power Up!

The upcoming spring semester marks the start of our second Hybrid Electric Vehicle class. The class will not only be learning to rebuild HEV batteries, but also learning about installing plug-in HEV (PHEV) conversions. This is the process of installing additional batteries with their own 110 volt charging system. The extra energy storage is capable of boosting mileage to almost 100 MPG and lowers emissions even further. Hopefully, we will be installing such a system in our trainer vehicle. More information may be found at

On another note, a local resident has donated a GEM electric vehicle to our program. I will post pictures when the vehicle arrives. This generous donation will provide yet another facet to our training program. 

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