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EAS 3D-EV Capstone: Electric Vehicle Assembly

EV is a step by step curriculum for teaching electric vehicle technology. The program is designed for grades 9th and up.  It is a 16-week course taught and assembled in the school lab/shop and classroom.

Electric Auto Shop Overview  

Course Goal: To educate high school, vocational, college, and technical school students about the design, construction, and viability of electric vehicles.  The course involves assembly of an electric vehicle drive train (provided with course) into the Capstone vehicle (provided with course).  The resulting vehicle is a pure drive electric vehicle (EV).

The class will learn the advantages of using an electric drive train, including cost savings, environmental impact, and ease of use.  The course includes background theory on electrical power, including definitions and terms (ex: amps, volts, watts, watt-hours, energy, power, aerodynamics, rms voltage, electric mpg, and more).  The course also includes brief history and current status of EV technologies and career possibilities in electric transportation industry.

Students will use basic automotive skills and knowledge, supplemented by the Electric Auto Shop Curriculum, to complete the project.  No special engineering skills are necessary.  All of the components to complete the project are included in the program.  

The format for this course is multiple lesson plans in a bound workbook format with test questions and additional activities for each section. Video segments are used to demonstrate the hands-on activities taking place in the shop. A compete step-by-step assembly guide is imcluded. The timeline to complete the class is one school semester.

Objectives:  Electric Auto Shop will help create a professional working atmosphere such as in a technical college training class.

  1. Students will be able to identify the major parts and describe the operation of an electric drive train.
  2. Students will build a working electric vehicle in the conventional Auto Shop classroom under the supervision of the shop teacher. 
  3. Students will complete both hands-on and theoretical coursework through lab/shop work, assignments, and testing, to reach a comprehensive understanding of electric vehicle theory, construction, and operation. 
  4. Students will emerge with a better knowledge of electric vehicles and how electric transportation can work within the community. 
  5. Students will learn the history, facts and current status of EVs. 
  6. At the conclusion of the course the class will have produced a working EV which will be introduced to the local community. 

Materials included in the curriculum:

  • EV Pre-fabricated Assembly Kit
  • Step-by-Step Vehicle Assembly Guide
  • 46 Units in 10 Modules with Lesson Plans
  • Instructional techniques with 50+ video segments
  • 146 Slide PowerPoint Presentation
  • Training Evaluation Form 

Chapter 1: Introduction to 3D-EV Capstone
Section 1: Course Objectives
Section 2: Course Structure
Section 3: Video Guide  

Chapter 2: A History of Electric Transportation
Section 1: Electric Vehicles Through History
Section 2: The Evolution of Manufacturers
Section 3: Advantages of the Electric Drivetrain (download Unit C) 
Section 4: Chapter Quiz

Chapter 3: Politics and Planning for the Future of Alternative Transportation
Section 1: Energy and the Environment 
Section 2: Fuel, Maintenance and Development Costs
Section 3: The Potential of Today's Technology
Section 4: Chapter Quiz

Chapter 4: The Basics of Physics and Power
Section 1: Force, Power, Torque
Section 2: The Mechanics of Power and Work
Section 3: Simple Machines
Section 4: Turning Electricity Into Motion
Section 5: Energy Storage
(download Unit J)
Section 6: Chapter Quiz

Chapter 5: Electric Vehicle Components
Section 1: Components in the BOM
Section 2: DC Electric Motor
Section 3: AC Electric Motor
Section 4: Controller and Control Circuit
Section 5: Contactors and Relays
Section 6: Cable and Connections
Section 7: Battery System
Section 8: Battery Charger (see the Battery Charger)
Section 9: Battery Management System
Section 10: Transmission and Transaxle
Section 11: Braking
Section 12: Chassis and Suspension
Section 13: Gauges and Instruments  
Section 14: Vehicle Safety
Section 15: Chapter Quiz 

Chapter 6: The Assembly Sequence
Section 1: Tools
Section 2: Shop Layout and Work Area Safety  
Section 3: Test Circuit Assembly
Section 4: Procedural Checklist for the 3D-EV Capstone
Section 5: Power Train Assembly Sequence

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Tools Video

Chapter 7: Final Testing
Section 1: Final Exam
Section 2: Certification

Chapter 8: Final Conclusions
Section 1: Course Wrap-up

Chapter 9: Appendix
Section 1: Manuals and Schematics
Section 2: Motor Specifications
Section 3: Battery Cell Types
Section 4: Curricula Pathway  
(download Curricula Pathway)
Section 5: Promotion and Competition
Section 6: Further Education and Careers

Chapter 10: Glossary

Single-School license of the Capstone EV curriculum with complete assembly kit parts starts at $19,995. Please call for course samples 888-881-8404 or email for info. 


3D-EV Capstone Vehicle Curriculum (DC Power Train)

16 Week Course Curriculum, Instructional Lesson Plans, Assembly Instructions, Video, Lab Materials and DC Drive Train (Electric Vehicle with DC Motor, AGM Battery, Controller, Charger, DC-DC Converter, Gauges & Instrumentation, Plugs, Safety Switches, Wiring & Terminations)

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3D-EV Capstone Vehicle Curriculum (AC Power Train)

16 Week Course Curriculum, Instructional Lesson Plans, Assembly Instructions, Video, Lab Materials and AC Drive Train (Electric Vehicle with AC Motor, Lithium Battery, Battery Management System, Controller, Charger, DC-DC Converter, Gauges & Instrumentation, Plugs, Safety Switches, Wiring & Terminations)

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Instructor Training

Electric Auto Shop also provides on-site training for instructors preparing their Course. During this intensive, five-day clinic, attendees gain hands-on experience by installing the EV components into the electric vehicle they will be using in their course. Ask about Instructor Training for this course.

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