Welcome to North Central State College

and the

2011 Electric Car Conversion Workshop

July 25 – August 5, 2011


Come join other electric car enthusiasts as we convert a conventional gasoline burning vehicle over to clean, pollution free, pure electric power.  No experience necessary!  We will team up and create a vehicle that will never need to stop at a gas pump again!  This year, we will be converting a small pickup truck (either S-10 or Ranger type).

This is a great class for auto shop instructors, college professors, science and math teachers, industrial and technology teachers, as well as anyone interested in the changing world of electric and hybrid cars.  Each participant will get a copy of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Leitman and Brant, which gives a great background on how to convert a car.  There will also be daily presentations on the various aspects of electric and hybrid cars, including battery technology, low-rolling resistance tires, biofuels and electric car performance.

Location:      North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio

Note: Workshop will be held at:

The Kehoe Center for Advanced Learning

175 Mansfield Avenue, Shelby, Ohio

Driving Directions

Workshop Coordinator:

Ken Ekegren, P.E.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Technology Division

North Central State College

Phone:  419-755-4713


Tuition is $400 per workshop participant.

The workshop begins on Monday, July 25th and ends on Friday, August 5th.

The class runs Monday through Friday of both weeks, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.


The workshop provides 20 hours of instructor training required for NATEF certified programs (National Automotive Technical Education Foundation).  A certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees at the end of the workshop.



Click Here for a Registration Form

Hotel accommodations:

Please Note:

Mid Ohio Race Course is having its Indy and LeMans Car Race August 5 - 7th.  Hotel rooms are already scarce and at a premium.  Participants may want to consider using the OSU/NC State Student Apartment Housing during the workshop.  Click Here for information.

Hotels 7 miles from the Kehoe Center:

(St Rte 30 & Lex-Springmill Road)

Fairfield Inn Mansfield


Hampton Inn Springmill Road


Country Inn & Suites


Hotels 15 miles from Kehoe Center

(I-71 & State Route 13)

La Quinta


Hampton Inn & Suites - Mansfield South


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