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Project Mission Statement
The project will consist of the design and fabrication of an actual working automobile. The design will be based on using a rolling platform of a 2000 Lola Indy Car. The platform will have working suspension, brakes, steering and structural tub. The tub is a proven ultra strong passenger envelope of the racing car. The work of the project will require minimum modifications to the platform with primary work related to the design of an electric propulsion system and a lightweight exterior skin turning the open wheeled race car into a full bodied car. The car will be designed to travel at 60 miles per hour at a maximum and be able to operate for an hour between charges. It will be a single seat urban alternative energy vehicle. Because of its minimal weight of 1,300 pounds it will show how simplicity and light weight can influence performance and energy conservation.
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