BOCES works on electric car project


NORWICH – For the past two years, students in DCMO BOCES’ Automotive Technology program have been collaborating with their program and academic instructors, as well as with industry resources on an electric vehicle project. The venture had its birth in the summer of 2008 when auto technology instructor Pete Benson encountered the Cornell University X-Prize mule car at the state fair. When school started that fall, a team of students rallied around the idea of developing their own hybrid vehicle project. With hybrid and electric vehicle technology being pursued by a growing number of automotive companies, the project offered great student exposure to emerging technology.

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