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Student-made electric car heads toward the finish line

Students from the Lincoln County School of Technology will join hundreds representing four southern states in Wake County for the annual Electric Vehicle Challenge Final
One of the most exciting components of the high school program is the student design and construction of a street-legal electric vehicle, which will be entered into several competitions during the final event weekend.
Students from the School of Technology converted a 1987 Ford Ranger and a 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier from fossil fuel to electric.
The Ranger features 16 6-volt Classic GC110 batteries powering an advanced 9 inch motor using an Auburn controller.
The Cavalier has a 9 inch motor as well and uses sixteen 6-volts Trojan T-105 batteries and a Curtis 1231 controller. Both have a 5-speed transmission and power steering.
The Ranger and Cavalier will be judged on efficiency, autocross and a range event.
LCST students also will be competing in community services, Web site design, and public speaking.
The final event activities will take place on Friday, April 1 at the Harris Energy and Environmental Center at 3932 New Hill-Holleman Road in New Hill and on Saturday, April 2 at Walefield High School at 2200 Walefield Pines Drive in Raleigh.
The public is invited to attend either or both days. Competition hours on Friday are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Saturday.

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