TEMPE, Ariz. – November 1, 2022 – Legacy EV is helping America along the path toward an electrified future by kicking off its new Electric Vehicle Training sponsored by SEMA at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and simultaneously participating in an infrastructure challenge at the U.S. White House. Legacy EV co-Founder and President Mavrick Knoles will join CEO and Founder Rob Ward for a series of EV educational sessions in Las Vegas today before heading to Washington D.C. on November 2 at the invitation of President Joe Biden’s administration for an event celebrating the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge. Additionally, Legacy EV and SEMA will kick off a10-city EV Education Road Show beginning March 2023 in Detroit.
“The transition to EV technology is no longer a question of if or when, but rather how fast will we transform the world,” said Rob Ward, Founder and CEO of Legacy EV. “We believe that given this inevitability, it is better to embrace change rather than fear it. Legacy EV is helping guide that movement. Our new SEMA-backed EV Education Road Show will prepare technicians to work on electric vehicle systems and conversions through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training.”
Legacy EV will provide free training all week in the SEMA Electrified Zone at SEMA Las Vegas 2022 for those registered to attend SEMA. The curriculum will offer an in-depth education on EV history and technology including motors, batteries, chargers and converters. Session participants will gain an understanding of how the market for electric vehicles is growing both nationally and globally, as well as how EV system components compare with ICE system components. They will understand how an EV works, from basic electrical vocabulary to circuits and components used in vehicles. Safety, motor systems, battery and charging, conversions, vehicle repairs and installations will all be addressed.
During the hands-on training portion of the course, students will work on EV motors and learn how to apply what they already know about gas engines to electric motors. Registration for the SEMA sessions is limited to 60 people. Some sessions are still open with registration available here.
“All the theories we’ll teach will be applied to actual components on test benches and training vehicles designed by Legacy EV,” said Mavrick Knoles, co-founder and president of Legacy EV. “From mounting and wiring to programming and fault-finding, students will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. This unique hands-on education can pave the way for a successful EV future for everyone.”
Following SEMA, the EV Education Road Show will begin a series of similar training sessions at ten locations across the United States including Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. In addition to the one week in-person training, participants in the EV Education Road Show will also gain access to Legacy EV’s virtual Certified Technician Program and will cost only $5,000 per person. Registration for Legacy EV’s national Road Shows can be completed here.
That intensive program led to an invitation from the White House for Knoles to be a key part of its Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge meeting in Washington DC on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.
To help communities meet the need for skilled workers, the Biden-Harris Administration launched the Talent Pipeline Challenge to fill the new high-quality jobs needed to rebuild the American infrastructure and supply chains. It is a nationwide call to action for employers, education and training providers, states, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, and philanthropic organizations to make tangible commitments that support equitable workforce development across three critical infrastructure sectors including Broadband, Construction, and Electrification. Knoles will present about the Legacy EV Roadshow and the company’s acclaimed education program.
About Legacy EV
Legacy EV is the first Electric Vehicle company to offer complete EV conversion kits, EV components, training courses and technical build-support. Legacy EV can convert fleet to electric power, build custom EVs or provide parts and training to mechanics to ensure the transition to Electric Vehicles does not result in the loss of ICE vehicles and trusted auto mechanics. For more information visit https://legacyev.com.