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Team of UNB Students is Converting Gas Vehicles to Electric Power

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Potential Motors, the new startup of four last-year engineering students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), will be showcasing their technology at the fourth annual UNB Engineering Design Symposium.

This one-day event allows final-year UNB engineering students to showcase hundreds of designs and prototypes to the community.

The student team, who developed the technology for their senior engineering design class, say they can convert a vehicle in a fraction of the time and cost (within a day) of other conversion kits to produce electrical power. 

Potential Motors is looking at the commercial vehicle market first and are receiving startup mentoring through UNB’s Technology Management & Entrepreneurship program. The four final-year engineering students – Barnhill, Nick Dowling, Isaac Barkhouse and Samuel Poirier – are planning to commercialize their work through their new startup, Potential Motors. They see potential and a big market for their work, especially in Europe.

To read the full article in Entrevestor, click here.

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