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AIT Students Developing Ireland's First Electric Racing Car

They're combining parts from different cars.

Students at Athlone Institute of Technology are developing Ireland's first ever electric race car. 

They plan to achieve this by combining the electric motor from a Tesla with a converted Jaguar X-type. 

Eleven students in third and fourth year of their studies will be working on the project. 

Head of the Department for Polymer, Mechanical and Design at AIT, Breda Lynch, says the car will be brought for testing once completed:

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