Engineering department gets electric car up and running


    After more than two years and countless hours of work, students and staff in the engineering department have nearly completed their very own electric car. Although the car isn’t street legal, it runs at an average speed of 50 to 60 miles per hour and can reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle, which sports the body of a 1974 Porsche 914 Targa, is powered by a dozen 12-volt lead-acid batteries. Once completely finished, the engineering department plans to promote the car and show it to high schools to help raise the profile of the engineering program.