Charge Car Open House

Want to learn about electric vehicles? Want to share what you already know with excited community members?

Mechanics, students and community members interested in converting vehicles from gas to electric power are invited to look under the hood of the ChargeCar Project’s electric vehicle program during an open house at 4:00 p.m. Friday March 26 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute.

A prototype ultracapacitor-battery electric vehicle, a converted 2006 Scion xB, will be on display in the Planetary Robotics Center high bay on the first floor of the Gates and Hillman centers, 4902 Forbes Ave., together with a RAV4-EV all-electric commercial vehicle. Talks aimed at students, mechanics and community members who would like to be involved in creating a new industry of electric car conversions in the Pittsburgh region will begin at 4:30 p.m.

What: An introduction to our new region-wide electric car initiative
When: Friday, 26 March, 4PM – 6PM
Who: Everyone who wants to revolutionize electric car transportation in our region
Where: Planetary Robotics Center Highbay, Gates Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Contact: Byron Spice, 412-268-9068,

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Bring the whole family!