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Students convert '64 Corvair to cruise via electric motor - University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Engineering
Posted by: rottentothecore ()
Date: May 17, 2017 04:13PM

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[news.unl.edu]

Inspired by an electric vehicles course led by Don Cox, adjunct faculty in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Engineering, May graduates Arthur Fischer, Eric Peterson and Sam Wildman completed a senior design capstone project by converting a 1964 Chevy Corvair from an internal-combustion engine to full electric power.

The "Retro-Vair" is designed for a city commuter and will travel for at least 30 miles on a full charge. Top cruising speed is about 35 miles per hour. The students developed the project in the last three years, completing the build in the previous 18 months.

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