The Rise of Electric Vehicles in the United States

In 2009 stimulus money was granted for over $2 billion dollars by the government to set up training courses for professional mechanics and individual persons in regards to knowledge and repair training of the new electric vehicles. By 2015 the government of the United States would like to see an increase in the rate of electric vehicles on the road upwards to at least one million vehicles. Development of electric vehicles may answer some of this country's problems but it certainly will not eliminate the problematic gas prices for those who do not or cannot afford to purchase an electric car or convert their vehicle.

Mechanics are going to be required to attend classes to have electric vehicle conversion training and obtain their electric vehicle conversion certification in order to convert automobiles to electric. The Department of Energy is giving a 4.4 million dollar grant for this educational training. An electric vehicle training institute will train people through a train-the-trainer course. Training will be provided in a classroom setting or through online webinars. Online courses are set to start in April of 2012.

Europe is way ahead of America in the amount of electric vehicles on their roads. They are in the process of sitting up numerous electric stations, similar to gas stations, so consumers can re-power their vehicles. This plan has already come to America and while America seems to be lagging behind Europe, electric vehicles will soon be the majority of what people will drive in the states.

An electric vehicle training institute (s) is set up to give auto mechanics and people electric vehicle conversion training. When the course is completed the person will have earned their electric vehicle conversion certification. An electric vehicle training institute will answer all the questions that the consumer or professional mechanic may have in regards to the new electric vehicle.

Home safety in regards to the new electric vehicles, should be taken by consumers through an electric vehicle training course. One place that the public can receive electric vehicle training is through the National Fire Protection Association. This association will also give firefighters and first responders the tools and knowledge they will need when responding to any emergency involving electric vehicles. People who drive electric vehicles will need to be aware of the common hazards associated with these vehicles.

Whether one is receiving electric vehicle conversion training and is educating themselves for their electric vehicle conversion certification or one is an individual wanting to learn and be knowledgeable through classes offering electric vehicle training, now is the time to consider this training. Gas powered vehicles are going to soon become obsolete as the years pass.

 

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