Clemson showing off 'Deep Orange' electric car

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Associated Press

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 8:06 AM

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Students from Clemson University's automotive research program are showing off an electric concept car.

The completed "Deep Orange 3" is making its debut Monday at a seminar in Traverse City, Mich.

The school says the next-generation Mazda-sponsored concept vehicle was conceived and engineered by students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

The chassis was unveiled during the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. Body panels have been designed by students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

In 2010, Clemson students unveiled their first Deep Orange car at a kickoff for a Petit Le Mans race in Atlanta. That vehicle was the first prototype vehicle to emerge from the school's graduate automotive engineering program that was launched in 2006.

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