Instructor Workshops

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The Switch Lab Instructor Training

You’ll build the Switch EV as a team, including instruction on design and construction, component training, basic electricity, wiring and mechanics.


What to Expect

Experience The Switch Lab™ the same way your students will – learning, building, testing, and then driving the finished Switch EV as a complete project-based learning process. This training is appropriate for teachers from all disciplines – Auto Shop, Engineering, Physics, Robotics, Maker, and more.

Approved for 32 California CE hours
  • Comprehensive electric vehicle science and technology instruction.
  • Learn about EV components.
  • Lecture in the morning; build a Switch EV in the afternoon.
  • Lectures are actual curriculum designed for discussion.
  • Demonstrations and lab projects.
  • Workshop manual (Powerpoint presentations, additional sources of information).

4-Day Workshop (Lead Acid Battery): $1995
4-1/2 Day Advanced (Lithium Battery, Controller Programming): $2245

Upcoming Workshop Dates

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4-Day Workshop Schedule

Workshop Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Day 1

EV Intro and Overview
Discuss Batteries


BMS Lecture
BMS Components
Start Balancing Charge


Chassis Build
Intro to Switch Install:
Swing Arm
Trailing Arms
Shock Absorbers
Pedal Assembly
Rear Brake Line
Discussion: Maintenance Adjustments
Brake Fluid Options

Day 2

Review Prior Day Q & A
Managing the class
Contactors and Relays


Circuits Watts & Wire
Design Circuit
Relay Exercises


Chassis Build
Install Components in Vehicle:
E-Brake & Switch
Brake Sender
Running Lights
Head Lights
Wiring Looms
Steering Shaft & Wheel
Bleed Brakes

Day 3

Review Prior Day Q & A
EV Components


EV Battery
Q & A
Examine Switch Wiring
High Voltage
Control Box
BB Wiring


Chassis Build
Low Voltage Wiring
Dash Board
LV Wiring Panel
Control Box
Install Dash in Switch
Mount Motor on Swing Arm
Mount Sprockets
Mount Chain Tensioner
Mount Chain guard

Day 4

Chassis Build
Front Battery Box Charger & Shunt
Install LV Panel
Cycle Analyst
Connect Dash and LV
Install Batteries & BMS
Install Control Box
Install Seat & Seat Belt


Connect Control Box to:
Battery Box
Rear Light wiring
Low Voltage Panel
Discuss and Perform start-up routine
Continue Building and Installing Seats, Running lights etc.
Front end alignment
Test Drives

Interested in becoming a Certified Workshop Instructor with Switch Vehicles? Instructor certification requires completing our Advanced Workshop plus an additional 1-1/2 of certification training. Visit our Careers page for information and to apply.

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