Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

Two people building an electric vehicle model using recycled materials

This project makes recycling fun! Students may repurpose some materials from boxes to bottles in creating an electric vehicle model. In the process, they are able to learn about the electrification of transportation including the different types of electric vehicles and how to buy one. By participating, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of electric vehicle use in reducing GHG emissions.
  • Complete a calculation on the operating costs comparison between gasoline and electric vehicles.
  • Determine an optimal charging strategy for a long range EV (such as a Hyundai Kona¬†or Tesla) based on weather, EV charging equipment available enroute and driver style.