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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



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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