MECC Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Methacton Electric Car Club was ¬†featured in Sunday’s ¬†Philadelphia Inquirer Article: (1/15/2017)

Headed for Philly Auto Show, Montco students get a charge out of electric cars

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Sponsor Steve Savitz shows off the Lomax, with (in car) Amanda Amornwichet, Bryce Merrill, (from left) Jerrod Carney, Christian McIlhenny, Spencer Park, Satvik Kakkar,and Anuraag Nadkarni, at Methacton High School. (Steven M. Falk)

“With an eagerly awaited affordable Tesla on the way, 2017 may be the tipping point for an electric car revolution that seriously challenges the gas-guzzling status quo. Methacton High School, though, was way out in front of it, starting in 2002 when a local businessman donated a green, three-wheeled, plug-in novelty called a Lomax.

With that, the Montgomery County school launched the Electric Car Club. It now has two vehicles, plus a newly renovated, vegetable-oil-powered truck that uses solar energy to charge the Lomax. Bought for $400 on Craigslist, the former Tastykake truck is not only a standardbearer for renewable fuels but also is kitted out with fun exhibits to serve as a mobile classroom.

As one of the few remaining high school clubs of its kind in the region, the group has been asked to exhibit its vehicles – including a solar-powered Ford Ranger – at the Philadelphia Auto Show, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5 at the Convention Center.”

-(Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer)

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