Volunteer mentors recently worked with students to install an electric drive system in this gasoline-powered vehicle, a British-designed Moke. The conversion was a project at the Electric & Networked Vehicle Institute at Coleman University. Shown are mentor Dan Wolfson (left), Coleman University administrator Rod Weiss, and mentor James Burns.

Volunteer mentors recently worked with students to install an electric drive system in this gasoline-powered vehicle, a British-designed Moke. The conversion was a project at the Electric & Networked Vehicle Institute at Coleman University. Shown are mentor Dan Wolfson (left), Coleman University administrator Rod Weiss, and mentor James Burns. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

— Behind a big roll-up door, in warehouse space at the back of Coleman University on Balboa Avenue, Rod Weiss, James Burns and several other technologically inclined people have put together a space called ENVI...

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