Tuesday, September 11, 2007


We Plug-'n'-went! Jane and I just drove the College's Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle to the Ball State Greening of the Campus Conference where we presented a SCGF poster and gladly accepted Green Mountain College's Campus Sustainability Leadership Award from the highly esteemed Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The conference was great (connect to AASHE's blog at right for some highlights), and the award is a big deal, but those posts will follow.

I just want to highlight how cool the Plug'n Go is. Check out the CVPS page about the car and its related program, and keep an eye out on campus for it. Dr. Steve Letendre's classes will do some work with the hybrid this year to track its performance. On our 1,800 mile roundtrip we averaged 52 mpg, but it does a lot better in stop'n go traffic. We plugged it in at Camperland near Meadville, PA and I plugged right into the wall of the Days Inn in Muncie, IN.

Jane Engelman with the Supercharge at Allegheny College's DOT mural just off of I-79 in Meadville, PA.

1 comment:

Willy said...

Congratulations on the AASHE award, guys! We are all proud of you! (and I'm jealous that I didn't get a chance to drive around in that sweet car.)