A group of Spanish students have converted a petrol powered SEAT 600 to an electric car


When you hear about secondary school student messing around with cars, you expect to hear about vandalism and all sorts of misdemeanors. However, a group of students from Spain have once again proved that young people aren't always up to no good.

16 students from San Patricio Secondary School in Madrid, Spain have brought new life to the classic SEAT 600 by turning it into an electric car.

These students took up the challenge of the Industrial Technology teacher and spent more than 150 hours and acquired 10 new parts in reconstructing the car. They also had to make all the parts that couple to the engine from scratch to be able to build the new electric engine.

The combination of a vintage car model and Generation Z students caused a revolution in the interior of the vehicle, which features a touch screen and automatic light control.

The process was not without its challenges. According the teacher, Manuel Amor “when we had to deliver the car, smoke began to pour out. We thought all was lost but luckily we didn’t throw in the towel. Then we checked the connections, saw what was wrong and replaced the fuse that had burned out”.

Since sales of the SEAT 600 began in 1957 it was one of the most emblematic and cherished cars in Spain, and for many a symbol of freedom. Other students at the school were also curious to see whether the vehicle would work but it was the students' grandparents that "were the most surprised of all, to see a car from their generation revived with the latest technology.”






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