22 Jul '11, 12am

Plug-In 2011: EV Challenge puts high school students into the driver's seat

Plug-In 2011: EV Challenge puts high school students into the driver's seat

EV Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery 16 years. Over 100 schools total. $2,000 in seed money. These are some of the numbers that go with the EV Challenge, a electric vehicle educational group that works to promote plug-ins to the high school set. From the group's booth at Plug-In 2011 , the mission is being accomplished, one student at a time. In 1995, Carolina Power & Light started EV Challenge. The idea is to give interested high schools a bit of money – today, two grand – and teach some fundraising skills and let the students learn to convert vehicles to battery power. AutoblogGreen spoke to Stephen Henderson, a student at Topsail High School in Wilmington, NC, who told us that the Toyota MR2 on display at the Raleigh Convention Center cost around $16,000 to convert. To make up the difference, Topsail students raised a lot of money and got sponsorships. ...

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