Chevy Volt Leads at Harrisburg Young Professionals Summit
By: Quinn Bryner
October 24, 2011 11:32 am ET
When was the last time you were truly inspired on a Saturday?
We were thrilled to join more than 100 young professionals gathered at Harrisburg University on Oct. 22 to discuss what it means to be a leader with a focus on green initiatives as part of the Harrisburg Young Professionals LeadersHYP Summit.
During the packed itinerary, attendees interacted with both local and national panelists who discussed topics like getting involved in local government, the rise of green buildings in Harrisburg and ways to improve one’s health and nutrition.
As part of the event, we offered exclusive test drives with the Chevrolet Volt during lunch and we appreciated the feedback from this tech-savvy and green-minded crowd.
Harrisburg’s finest shared comments like, “It was incredible, nice pick up. It just soared”; “I thought it was awesome, loved the design of the car, super smooth, super quiet”; and our favorite: “It really changed what I thought about electric cars.”
Later that afternoon, GM representatives also served as the summit’s keynote speakers. After GM Northeast Communications’ Laura Toole discussed Chevrolet’s evolution over the past 100 years, Daniel Frakes, Manager of Advanced Technology and Vehicle Fuels Policy for the Public Policy Center of General Motors, took the stage. Frakes discussed GM’s overall commitment to sustainability, focus on electric and alternative fuel vehicles, and even offered a sneak peak at vehicles of the future like EN-V before taking questions from the crowd.
Did you know:
- GM received more clean energy patents in 2010 than any other company?
- GM’s global energy conservation efforts for the last 5 years have saved enough electricity to power 1.3 million homes?
- Taking a single bag of trash to the curb generates more waste than half of GM’s manufacturing facilities combined?
- 227 miles of Gulf oil booms were incorporated into plastic car parts for vehicles like the Chevy Volt?
Thanks to Harrisburg Young Professionals for hosting such an amazing day of networking and knowledge sharing – we were honored to be part of the Smarter, Greener, Better message!