University students building cutting-edge EVs

purdue-ev-clubPurdue University student inventors displayed their novel electrical vehicles at an alternative energy transportation show Oct. 6.

The show featured a solar-powered Suzuki motorcycle, and electrified Porsche, an electric car built from trash and electric race karts built for the world’s first evGrandPrix.

General Electric presented one of its new electric car charging stations. Beginning this semester GE will begin installing the chargers across campus in a pilot program to display the feasibility of widespread electric vehicle use. Purdue will be the first campus in the nation so equipped.

The vehicle show is a highlight of Purdue’s Green Week (Oct. 4-8) that features student, staff and faculty efforts to help the environment.

Solar motorcycle builder Tony Danger Coiro recently launched the Purdue Electric Vehicle Club in which students develop electric vehicle technology, patent and commercialize it, and sink proceeds back into research and development.

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