Farley to forego fossil fuels by using alternative mode of transportation
NOTE: Due to weather conditions, this event was rescheduled for 12:30 p.m.,
TUESDAY FEB 21
When: 12:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20
What: With the blessing of the Washburn Ecobods, a student organization
committed to increasing environmental awareness on campus, Washburn President
Jerry Farley will promote alternative transportation next week.
Farley will be given the use of a Chevy Volt, courtesy of Bozarth Chevrolet.
The Washburn Ecobods will have the opportunity to become better acquainted
with and gain hands-on experience in the use of hybrid electric vehicles.
Where: West end of parking lot in front of Morgan Hall (near 17th and Boswell).
Kellis Bayless, faculty advisor, Washburn Ecobods, and lecturer, biology.
- Matt Rush, president, Washburn Ecobods
Mark Harris, sales manager, Bozarth Chevrolet
The Volt is the most fuel-efficient compact car sold in the United States, as
rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in
battery capacity drops to a predetermined threshold from full charge, at which
point its gasoline engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle's
The Volt's regenerative braking also contributes to the on-board electricity
In order to improve performance, the internal combustion engine may at times
be engaged mechanically to assist both electric motors to propel the Volt.
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Dena Anson, university relations, (785) 670-1711