Monday @ Sonic on Highland Road
The Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition (GBRCCC) would like to welcome the MINDDRIVE team to Baton Rouge. This team of high school students from Kansas City, MO have converted a 1977 Lotus Esprit into an electric (EV) vehicle. As part of their 2,400 mile cross country tour, they will be stopping at the Sonic Drive In on Highland Road at I10 on Monday, June 18th at 6:30PM for a press conference and to show off their car.
Who: High School Students from Kansas City, MO Journey: 2,400 mile journey from San Diego, CA to Jacksonville, FL
The Car: A prototype ultra-high-efficiency plug-in electric vehicle that they designed and built from a 1977 Lotus Espirit
The Program: The group, MINDDRIVE, is an educational program for at-risk urban high school students focused on hands-on activities in an automotive design class. After a successful trip in 2010, this year’s class is making the trip to showcase the benefits of EVs and their accomplishment of designing a fully electric vehicle
Learn more about MINDDRIVE and their mission: www.minddrive.org
- MINDDRIVE’S Electric Car Project Seeks National Sponsorships for Coast-To-Coast Demonstration Run (prweb.com)