It can go 60 miles per hour and has a battery life of an hour.
It's no remote control car, but with that power it's worth a competition.
"We're converting this from a combustible engine to a total electric vehicle," said Andy Nordon, the engineering teacher at Pittsylvania County Career and Technical Center.
It doesn't look like much, but an old blue Chevy S-10 pickup truck sitting in the school's garages holds the future of the automotive industry.
Dozens of students in welding, engineering, automotive and electricity classes at the school are calling it their baby.
"Very different. It's something I've never done before and don't really know much about," said Dean Rowland, a 12th grader senior at the school.
The truck is completely stripped inside for this to work.
"What makes this part of the truck different from a normal truck?" asked WDBJ7 Danville Reporter Justin Ward.
"First off we've taken the internal combustion motor out we're going to put this electric motor in here," Nordon said.
The brains of the outfit are bolted on a blue board. It takes the entire school to put it together.
"This is going to do right in here. It's going to sit on these mounts right here and you got batteries that are going to go right here and some are going to go under the bed and in the bed," Rowland said.
It all costs 10 thousand dollars, every bit donated by businesses and random people in the community.
But it's worth it.
"Then we go to competition in April, we have a track, endurance that we do and then we have a written competition," Nordon said.
After competing with schools in North Carolina the truck will be auctioned off to buy parts for students to build another electric truck next school year.