Chevrolet Volt Demos EV Technology at American University
March 22, 2012 10:56 am ET
A cool spring day in March was the perfect opportunity to showcase the Chevrolet Volt at American University prior to AU’s student short film screenings as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Yesterday, for those students, faculty and staff making their way across the Quad, the school’s epicenter for campus activity, the Chevrolet Volt was on display allowing passersby to get a closer look at GM’s electric car with extended range capability.
The Wechler Theater at AU screened six student short films including “From Fryer to Fuel” produced by Jordan Petitt and Samantha Lafer, which highlights the method used to turn fryer oil into fuel for cars and trucks. Following the student short films, Prof. Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking at AU, moderated a discussion among guests and attending student filmmakers.
We weren’t simply there for show and tell however; we brought a second Volt to campus giving test drives and rides of the electric car too! Post ride or drive, several people became enthusiastic fans proclaiming what fun the Volt was to drive and how impressed they were with its ground-breaking technology. Thanks AU for such a warm welcome!