Engineering students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology converted a Porsche 914 to run on lithium ion batteries. This bank of batteries is just one of three locations that hold the batteries--they are also in the trunk and in the middle of the car, where the gas engine usually goes. Because electric vehicles have full torque at all speeds, this car only uses second gear until it gets to 60 miles per hour.
October 6, 2009 10:31 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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