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Cal Poly students showcase zero emission vehicles

Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 21:25:07-04


<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-146539">Credit: KSBY News

An exhibit at Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library is showcasing the ingenuity of students at the university.

The exhibit, titled “Innovative Alternative-Energy Prototype Vehicles,” features a range of student-designed vehicles that run on zero emission power systems as part of the university’s Prototype Vehicles Laboratory or PROVE.

The showcase includes an endurance car designed to go a thousand miles on an electric battery, a top-speed gravity-powered vehicle and a bio-mimetic submarine.

“[It’s] human powered so, it swims like a shark or a whale,” said Rylie Bryant, engineering student at Cal Poly.

Bryant is one of several students who worked on PROVE lab’s projects.

“This organization has given me definitely more skills than I’ve learned in my entire college experience,” she said.

The exhibit also features the “Challenger,” a piece of history from the extreme world of Gravity Racing and a milestone achievement designed by racing legend Don Baumea.

The exhibit runs through Friday, June 7. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.