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Methacton High School’s Electric Car Club goes out for a spin

Tracy Miehlke, a Senior Analyst with PJM, gave the students a tour of the car and answered questions. The $60,000 car, which is on loan from BMW, has a 100 mile range when fully charged. The Electric Car Club participates in events and competitions with their own eletric car and strive to raise awareness about alternative energy and electric cars. Photo by Gene Walsh / Times Herald Staff

LOWER PROVIDENCE — Members of the Methacton High School Electric Car Club got to take a spin in an ActiveE BMW at the school Thursday. Tracy Miehlke, a Senior Analyst with PJM, gave the students a tour of the car and answered questions. The $60,000 car, which is on loan from BMW, has a 100 mile range when fully charged. The Electric Car Club participates in events and competitions with their own eletric car and strive to raise awareness about alternative energy and electric cars.

(Taken from the Times Herald)

Methacton High School Electric Car Club to participate in inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival (2011)

PHILADELPHIA – The Methacton High School (MHS) Electric Car Club will travel to Philadelphia to participate in the inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival, a new two-week, citywide collaboration showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics in April.

The MHS students and the Electric Car Club’s electric vehicle, “The LORAX” will be among the exhibits featured at the Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During their interactive presentation entitled, “It’s Electric! The LORAX,” the students will share their “secrets of success.” Participants will learn about the Electric Car Club and why it’s important to look into alternative energy sources. The program will show how battery electric vehicles work, how solar cells produce electricity and the practicality of using renewable energy to charge an electric vehicle.

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a citywide collaboration April 15-28 showcasing the impact of science and technology past, present and future. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Festival builds on Philadelphia’s own rich history of innovation with dozens of free lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibits and other informal learning experiences at museums, libraries and even street corners and concert halls. More than 105 institutions are collaborating to produce the inaugural Festival, which is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute. To learn more, visit PhilaScienceFestival.org or call 215-448-1128.

(Taken from Montgomery Media)