SEMA eNews Vol. 13, No. 13, April 1, 2010

Clemson Auto Students to Produce Long Range EV by Summer

  Clemson University automotive program
  Students in Clemson University's automotive research program intend to build a working electric vehicle by this summer.

Clemson University is seeking specialty-equipment industry partners for its Deep Orange program, a long-term initiative to advance Clemson University’s automotive research and engineering profile. Students will design, engineer and manufacture a vehicle prototype each year as well as work directly with Tier 1 and aftermarket suppliers.

The program specifically seeks from SEMA members products, including wiring harnesses, connectors; switches and telltales; heating and ventilation components; exhaust systems; digital instrument clusters; custom body panels and bumpers; custom interior and exterior lighting; and rims.

The first Deep Orange vehicle, expected for completion this summer, evolves around the concept of a range-extended battery electric vehicle with several technical innovations currently not available on the automotive market, according to the university.

If your company is interested in participating, contact Marshall Saunders at

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