Boulder Tech Students Restore Pickup, Convert to Electric

Boulder Tech students working

In brief: Students at the Boulder Valley Career and Technical Education Center are restoring a 1998 Nissan Frontier pickup truck and converting it from gasoline to all-electric.

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The truck had no engine when Dave Pence, an instructor at Boulder Tech, purchased it for $150. He knew that the pickup would be great fodder for his students at the technical high school to restore. His class teaches auto body restoration and repair. But another opportunity presented itself: conversion.

So he changed the curriculum a little and now the students aren't just going to restore the body of the aged pickup, but also convert it to all-electric operation.

The instructor consulted with his colleagues and brought in some experts in EVs to help teach the class the principles of automotive electric design and conversion to plug-in.

The students are already well into the project, as can be seen from the video below, courtesy of

And so ...

Very cool and the students are working hard to finish it by the end of school this year.

Photo credits: Daily Camera

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