The club’s newest project is our conversion of a 1970s Triumph Spitfire to 100% electric vehicle. The vehicle was based on a design produced for Standard-Triumph in 1957 by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.
The conversion involves the placement of 12 electric batteries in various compartments of the vehicle, such as under the hood, in the trunk, and behind the passenger seats. Additionally, the students had to determine where to position the controller, transmission, and computer to allow the car to operate efficiently.
Click here to take a look at some of the pictures of the car along the way!