Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s EcoCAR team recently showcased its hybrid vehicle technology during a special Ride & Drive event with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett. Mayor Bennett was introduced to EcoCAR team members and got the opportunity to ride in the hybrid vehicle while receiving a tour of the Rose-Hulman Campus and the EcoCAR Garage. In a great compliment to the RHIT team, Mayor Bennet reiterated how impressed he was that the vehicle doesn’t give up any muscle in exchange for its environmental benefits.
After the Ride & Drive, there was a short presentation about the EcoCAR Challenge and a few media interviews, one of which became a story on Terre Haute’s CBS affiliate, WTHI!
Check out the video below to see video of Mayor Bennett’s ride in the RHIT vehicle: