Student Ingenuity Plus High-Tech Batteries Yields All-Electric Porsche

Student Ingenuity Plus High-Tech Batteries Yields All-Electric Porsche

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State of the art batteries installed in the trunk transformed a Porsche into an electric car.

With a click and a hum, the sleek Porsche 914 pulled away from the curb while onlookers watched anxiously and the passenger gazed down at a laptop plugged into the dashboard. Once powered by a conventional gasoline engine, the 1976 Porsche now operates on 18 high-tech lithium batteries–the result of work by dedicated MIT students and their mentors.

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