Mississippi State Hosts First Annual Auto Show

MSU held its first annual Auto Show last month on campus. Local residents rolled in with classic hot rods and state-of-the-art sports cars to show off – attracting a big crowd! MSU’s GM-donated vehicle was on display at the event and team members were on hand to answer questions about the competition.

People were surprised to hear that the MSU EcoCAR can drive forty miles on the battery alone and can get one hundred miles per gallon factoring in the diesel fuel. Others were concerned about how the car charged and asked if they had to drive to a special station. They were glad to hear that the car could plug into a standard outlet and charge overnight.

What is your take on extended range electric vehicles? Are you a fan of the plug-in capability? We’d love to hear your thoughts!