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Ohio college students convert 1997 diesel Ford E350 into the Electro-Van

Published: July 11, 2009

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Students from Ohio Technical College thought that a heavy, old van would make for a great electric vehicle conversion project. In OTC’s Alternative Fuel program, the 13 students, along with their teacher, ripped the diesel bits from a 1997 Ford E350 van and turned it into the “Electro-Van.” The newly-minted EV can go up to 35 mph thanks to 21 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries and a 36 V electric motor that used to pull duty in a forklift and offers 95 hp