Ozark Campus Receives Electric Vehicle

Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus students will now have the ability to teach the latest technology in electric vehicles thanks to the Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative.  They recently donated an electric vehicle for the Automotive Service Technology Program.

The students will be introduced to new technologies during the process of assembling the electric vehicle.

“Not only is this a great way to learn hands-on, about physics, basic mechanical principles, introduction to electronics and environmental and energy issues, but it provides for testing and analysis,” said Bobby Sewell, automotive service technology chair.  “Upon completion, of the car kit, students will have the opportunity to compete in the annual Arkansas Electric Vehicle Rally.”

Greg Davis, Arkansas Valley Electric member service manager acknowledged, “We really appreciate Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus and what they do for our area. We also feel the electric vehicle program will be mutually beneficial.”

Pictured (Left to Right) Sandy Cheffer, Bruce Sikes, Greg Davis, Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Bobby Sewell and Tony Wilson