MakeMineElectric, LLC
electric car conversions
Make Mine Electric

Workshops

Peter OliverPeter Oliver is a network engineer who began working on cars as a pre-teen and was involved in auto racing for many years as an assistant mechanic and pit crew member. He has been interested and involved with the EV network since 2003 and is the owner of Make Mine Electric, a company that creates classic replica cars to run on electric motors.

Peter teaches electric vehicle classes at Santa Rosa Junior College (DET 193), Solar Living Institute (TR 201), as well as his own facility in Sonoma County.

We have merged our education offerings with ElectricAutoShop. EAS is a leader in the development of educational curriculum. Please visit their site for course offerings and dates.

MME 05: UNDERSTANDING ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN ONE DAY - 1 DAY

Learn what makes an EV go
How to determine your EV needs: How far do you go? How fast do you drive?
What are the parts that make an effective, safe and reliable EV?
How to tell one from another? AC vs. DC motors?Lead acid vs. Lithium batteries?

One day class $150 - REGISTER NOW

MME 20: BUILD YOUR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE FROM OUR KIT - 2 DAYS

During this 2 day course you will learn the how to assemble the kit of your choice from the options available at www.thunderstruck-ev.com.

If you register early enough we can actually assemble YOUR motorcycle*, if you want, during the class and ship it home complete and ready to register and ride.

This course is designed to help those considering an electric motorcycle as a means of transportation; or just for fun determine the right bike for you. You will learn the components required and their purpose and how to select the correct components for your specific requirements.

You will then build a motorcycle from the ground up using one of our kits and see how quick and easy it is to start riding the electric wave...

Two day Class $300 - REGISTER NOW

MME 30: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CLINIC AND DESIGN CONCEPTS - 3 DAYS

During this three-day clinic you will dig deeper into the science and technology behind EVís and gain hands-on experience with different forms of electric transport (i.e scooters, motorcycles, and cars) to help prepare you to build your own electric vehicle.

Course topics include:

  • Energy efficiency related to electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs)
  • EV component choices, including motors, controllers, batteries, etc.
  • The design process in building or converting an electric vehicle
  • The design process in building or converting an electric vehicle
  • Support and maintenance issues for EVís.

The course will also include some basic welding, wiring, measuring, metal work and other tips and formulas required for getting the results people need when contemplating conversion to electric transportation.

You will actually install many if not all the components required to complete an electric vehicle on an open mock up of an electric vehicle. This approach lets you concentrate on the essentials required to make the car go. You will be able to see all the components, wiring, switches, relays and fuses and see how they relate to each other.

Three day class Starts on Friday Afternoon and runs Friday 2-6PM, Saturday and Sunday 9AM-5PM

Three day Class $425 - REGISTER NOW

MME 50: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONVERSION OR CONSTRUCTION - 5 DAYS

During this intensive, five-day clinic you gain hands-on experience by installing the EV components in an actual vehicle. We will install one of our kits into a prepared vehicle, perhaps yours*? Or perhaps one just like the one you want to convert.

Course topics include:

  • Design, layout and fabrication of battery boxes
  • Design, layout and installation of EV Components
    • Motor installation
    • Controllers, DC to DC Converters and Charger positioning and installation
    • Switches, Relays, fuses, contactors and other miscellaneous systems
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Proper wire termination techniques for use in automobiles

You will actually build an electric car from the ground up using one of our pre-fabricated kits you will experience everything required to install all electronics in the car, program the various components to function properly and test drive the vehicles.

Participants may also work on a scooter or other kit they purchase from either Make Mine Electric or Thunderstruck Motors. After completion you will program, test drive, alter the programming and re-test to see the effect of changes on the performance of the scooter. Completed projects can be shipped home from our facility (additional shipping charges will apply).

* Shop fee and additional materials fee required if you chose to have your vehicle completed through our training program

Five day Class $795 - REGISTER NOW

MME 50- 2: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONVERSION OR CONSTRUCTION - 5 DAYS

This offering consists of the MME30 class one weekend and a second weekend offering the hands on lab work of MME 50.

Essentially the first two and one half days of MME 50 is MME30 so we can split the class in two weekend sessions which can be taken up to 6 months apart.

Five day class $795 - REGISTER NOW