In a longstanding partnership with Sonoma Clean Power and Switch Electric Vehicles, CTE Foundation facilitates implementation of the Switch Electric Vehicle (EV) Lab in schools.
The Switch EV Lab is designed to teach the fundamentals of electric vehicle design, manufacturing and maintenance while also exposing students to concepts in electricity, alternative fuels, automotive technology and clean energy generation. The street-legal electric car kit is paired with curriculum that utilizes advanced math, science and team-building exercises that build awareness of careers in green technology and provide opportunities for students to learn from failure – a critical skill recognized as a keystone of innovation that is not often taught in academic settings.
To date, 10 Switch EV Labs have been distributed to North Bay schools, including one middle school, serving to enhance curriculum in auto shop, engineering, make and physics programs.
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