Environment
7:00 am
Thu June 16, 2011

NCSU Students Vying for Best Environmental Car

A team from N.C. State could win a national competition today to design an environmentally friendly car. There are sixteen teams in the finals of the Eco Car contest being held in Washington this week. The winner will be announced later today. Jonathan Lohr is an assistant team leader for the Wolfpack. He says their car uses electricity and a bio-diesel engine.

Jonathan Lohr: "We have a slightly over 50 miles all-electric range and with an 8 gallon diesel tank we are able to extend that range by about 310 miles for a roughly 365 mile overall range on a full charge and a full tank of 8 gallons."
Lohr says his team will present the car to Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today.