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2-Hour Charge Gets 150 Miles In Electric Car
University Of Delaware Graduate Students Create Electric Car

NEWARK, Del. -- Imagine driving 150 miles without ever using a drop of gas and your power company might even give you cash back, as well.

A graduate student at the University of Delaware created an electric car of the hopefully not-so-distant future. Slideshow: History Of Gas Prices From 1950 To 2008 You get in it like a normal car, you turn the key like a normal car, you put it into gear like a normal car and drive it like a normal car.

But what makes the $70,000 Scion so special is that there is no smoke-spewing tailpipe, no noise, and no need to ever stop at a gas station.

"This fully electric vehicle goes about 3 cents to a mile, when compared with a gas vehicle that might go between 10 and 12 cents a mile," Scott Baker, a University of Delaware graduate student, said.

The car is no a hybrid, it is all electric. It gets plugged into an outlet.
http://www.nbc10.com/automotive/16762793/detail.html
 

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Perhaps the author misspoke, but it sounded as if the students bought an EV version of the Scion, and tweaked on it, as opposed to buying a gasoline ICE Scion, and doing a full conversion.

AC Propulsion sells Scion EV's, which they call ebox's, for around $70K:

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and it has the same range that this student claims:

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Perhaps the author misspoke, but it sounded as if the students bought an EV version of the Scion, and tweaked on it, as opposed to buying a gasoline ICE Scion, and doing a full conversion.

AC Propulsion sells Scion EV's, which they call ebox's, for around $70K:

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and it has the same range that this student claims:

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Good call.

Baker is part of a team of University of Delaware graduate students who have taken an electric car with all the pep of a normal car and made some changes to the inner workings of the car.

That's exactly what they did. It seems the reporter intentionally tried to obfuscate that fact and make it sound as much as possible like the students created the car to create an 'angle' for the story.
 
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