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San Diego, California (KGTV) — Madison High School students in San Diego, California are trying to break the record for the fastest electric car in the world.
“There aren’t many schools with opportunities,” said a senior at Madison High School in Austin Gates. “It’s a great experience for me and my classmates to work in a team.”
Students like Gates are participating in Madison High School’s automotive technology program, working with some of the world’s top engineers to bring electric vehicles to the fastest land speeds ever recorded.
“All the stars are lined up and I thought this would be a great year-end project for students, and now it’s here!” Explains Sevilla.
Madison High School car teacher Omar Seville has led the crew. They adopted Team Vesco’s “Little Giant” and made it even more powerful with Revolt Systems, an electric motor from a San Diego-based electric vehicle engineering company.
The car they are working on is the current record holder at 353 mph, but thanks students want to raise it to 375 mph.
“We just give them instructions and oversee what they are doing,” says Seville.
“They use these tools to install parts, remove parts, clean parts, prepare parts, inspect parts, and replace parts. This is a long process,” he adds. I did.
This process will lead to a student hardwork race at the 2022 World Finals in Bonneville, Utah this August.
The San Diego Unified School District has five other schools with similar programs.
This story was originally reported by Sophia Hernandez 10news.com.