Clemson Auto Students to Produce Long Range EV by Summer

Clemson University automotive program
Students in Clemson University's automotive research program intend to build a working electric vehicle by this summer.

Clemson University is seeking specialty-equipment industry partners for its Deep Orange program, a long-term initiative to advance Clemson University’s automotive research and engineering profile. Students will design, engineer and manufacture a vehicle prototype each year as well as work directly with Tier 1 and aftermarket suppliers.

The program specifically seeks from SEMA members products, including wiring harnesses, connectors; switches and telltales; heating and ventilation components; exhaust systems; digital instrument clusters; custom body panels and bumpers; custom interior and exterior lighting; and rims.

The first Deep Orange vehicle, expected for completion this summer, evolves around the concept of a range-extended battery electric vehicle with several technical innovations currently not available on the automotive market, according to the university.

If your company is interested in participating, contact Marshall Saunders at