Getting to own an electric car can be expensive. The bar looks even higher if you're a group of high school students. Students at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, NC decided to use cars to buy a car. They held a car wash that raised money to convert a 1993 Mazda B2600 pickup truck to electric power (Andrew Angellotti would be proud). The car was purchased by the students for $1,000 but more ($7,800) is needed to buy the marine cell batteries they'll use to power the truck. The good news is that $6,000 has already been collected. The car was already entered in a state level contest and finished second place in the autocross course and third place in design. For now, the students will keep on washing regular gasoline-powered cars to raise enough to finish the conversion.

[Source: Citizen Times]


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