We are the Methacton Electric Car Club, a high school technology and science club based in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. We are the only public high school in PA to operate two electric vehicles and one vegetable oil boxtruck that has been converted into a renewable energy classroom!
Members during 2015-2016 School Year
Our projects include the Lorax (the green car in the foreground of the photo), a fully-electric and solar-powered kit car, and the boxtruck , an old snack truck we converted to run on biodiesel or vegetable oil. The Ford Ranger on the left is our other electric vehicle.
The Methacton Electric Car Club is a school club in Methacton High School located in the scenic suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The club currently maintains an electric car called the Lorax, has converted a box truck to run on vegetable oil and has obtained an electric pick-up truck to maintain as well. In the 2019-2020 school year, the club has been working on a 70s Triumph Spitfire electrical conversion. Methacton High Schoool is a very unique school: it is the only public school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have its very own electric car.
The goal of the Methacton Electric Car Club is to educate the public on alternative energy vehicles. In order to interact with the public, we attend multiple events. These include Penn State’s 21st Century Automotive Challenge, Temple Ambler’s Earth Day, the Philadelphia Auto Show, the CO2 challenge in New York City, the Philadelphia Solar Sprint competition and various local events including going to local schools and colleges.