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Fri, Aug 16


San Marcos


How to Build Your Own Electric Vehicle


Time & Location

Aug 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 18, 2024, 5:00 PM

San Marcos, 1784 La Costa Meadows Dr Ste 107, San Marcos, CA 92078, USA

About the event

Who: Open to the public with proof of event registration

What: Three-day EV Conversion Workshop

When: 9 AM – 5 PM, August 16, 17, 18, 2024

Where: The Electric Vehicle Learning Center & EV West

Cost: $2,100

Registration link here:

Join us for an exciting and immersive Three-Day EV Conversion Workshop, open to the public with proof of event registration! This intermediate-level course, running from 9 AM to 5 PM on August 16, 17, and 18, 2024, at the Electric Vehicle Learning Center & EV West, is designed for technicians looking to advance their careers and individuals eager to convert gas vehicles to electric. The workshop costs $2,100 and offers a comprehensive introduction to electric vehicle systems, focusing on converting gas vehicles to electric propulsion.

Led by Michael Bream, owner of the renowned EV West Conversion Shop, and featuring several expert guest speakers, this fast-paced course balances theory with hands-on laboratory activities. Participants will learn about electric motor installation, CAN network programming, system monitoring and diagnostics, high voltage safety, and specialty service tools.

Course highlights include:

  • Introduction to Electric Vehicle Components
  • Safety and Equipment
  • Basic Motor Operation
  • Best Practices for EV Wiring
  • High Voltage Contactor Box
  • Battery Types and Calculations
  • Battery Box and Thermal Management
  • Onboard Chargers and Management Systems
  • Grid Charging (EVSE J1772)
  • Electric Motors and Gearbox
  • Inverter Controller and DC DC Converter
  • Instrumentation and CAN Communication
  • Auxiliary Systems

Enjoy provided breakfast and lunch, and participate in a tour of EV West with hands-on conversion activities. Pre-registration is required, and cancellations are non-refundable. Closed-toe shoes are mandatory.

Your participation supports the Electric Vehicle Learning Center (EVLC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to engaging and educating the next generation in electric vehicle technology and renewable energy through professional instruction, innovative programming, and community events.


Join us in charging the minds of our future. #EVConversion #ElectricVehicles #STEMEducation #Sustainability #EVWorkshop #GreenEnergy #TechTraining #EVLC #HandsOnLearning #FutureOfMobility

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