Topsail High students plug into auto world
Here’s a math problem for you: Take eight Topsail High students, add two cars, thirteen batteries and then subtract gasoline…What do you get? Nine national trophies.
“It’s really cool…it’s really cool. It’s awesome,” said Topsail senior Quenton McCloud.
The students recently took their crafted cars to Raleigh for an electric car competition.
It took the students three months to strip a Toyota MR2 and convert her to electricity. It’s all part of a class called Electric Car.
“I feel very privileged to be part of this program,” said senior Robert Ward.
After six to eight hours of charge, in any household outlet, their car is ready to hit the open road, maxing out at 60 miles an hour.
The boys all understand they’re on the cutting edge of clean air technology, creating something that could be the wave of the future.
“It’s a good way to change the world, change the environment. We’re only one a few schools to have it,” said junior Brady Greathouse.
This isn’t the first year the Topsail High electric car has taken home trophies, they’ve placed six years in a row.
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