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PHOTO CAPTION: Waikato University-built electric car. Photo credit: PETER DRURY/ Waikato Times

Students Develop Electric Car in New Zealand

Waikato University electric car has cruise speed of 80 km/h and range 150 km per charge.

Published: 07-Dec-2011

The first built-from-scratch battery-powered electric car in New Zealand has been created by Waikato University students.

And it's embarking on its maiden road trip – down the length of the country – on Thursday.

Fourth-year mechanical engineering students Tim Mason, Matt Kershaw, Greg McPherson and Dale Oswald are the brains behind the project.

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