Students Receive Funding To Build EVs

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April 9, 2021—The state of New Hampshire is providing resources for the next generation of technicians with a program that will allow them to build electric vehicles, according to a press release. 

The New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education (CTE) announced Tuesday the award of four grants totaling $200,000 for CTE students to build electric vehicles. In a partnership with The Switch Lab, each CTE center will be able to purchase a reusable kit to build a street legal electric car.

The new electric vehicle program includes not only the kit to build the car, but in-depth curriculum allowing students to work as a team, while mastering real-world skills, including electrical engineering, physics, and car design.

“As electric vehicles increase in popularity, it is important that our graduating students are equipped to work in that field,” Eric Frauwirth, Administrator of the Bureau of Career Development, said in a statement. “Through this program, each school will receive a kit to build a street-legal electric car, along with all of the educational materials and professional development training for the teachers. The goal is for students and teachers from multiple CTE programs (auto, engineering, electrical, etc.) to work together on the car build.”

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