A&N Electric Cooperative hosted a course for the Eastern Shore Academy for Lifetime Learning recently. The two-hour class covered different types of electric vehicles (hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles) and the different types of electric vehicle chargers for residential and commercial use.

About a dozen students attended the class about EVs and chargers.

Leo Radkowski, the cooperative’s projects manager, explained the types of electric vehicles and the components that differentiate them. He explained the different types of EV chargers and at what rates each charges an electric vehicle’s battery. 

Radkowski’s presentation was followed by a question-and-answer session and vehicle-specific presentations on the three different types of EVs.

The Academy for Lifetime Learning is an all-volunteer organization of individuals who share their interests and life experiences to provide a rich and varied menu of courses, according to the group’s website.

Members come from a variety of backgrounds but all share a common interest in continued learning experiences. Many take an active role in preparing and delivering the courses presented each semester; anyone with special knowledge or interest is encouraged to share that passion with other members in a classroom setting.

More information about the Academy for Lifetime Learning can be found at allesva.org.

–Report by Jay Diem, Coordinator, Communications and Public Relations, A&N Electric Cooperative.