Video: GM donates Chevy Volt to Penn State for sustainable research

September 30, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A new 2011 Volt, Chevrolet's electric automobile, was donated by General Motors to Penn State's Center for Sustainability to further the University's sustainability research. Gregory Slusher, a 1985 mechanical engineering alumnus and the engineering group manager of body structures for Chevrolet, presented the vehicle to David Riley, executive director of the Center for Sustainability, and David Wormley, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of the College of Engineering.

The Volt is an electric vehicle that was donated in support of the Center of Sustainability's ongoing research of new transportation technology. The car will permit researchers to collect and track data that will help to prove the efficiency of solar-generated electricity for cars, motorcycles and daily commuters.

The automobile donated to Penn State is one of only two Volts that Chevrolet donated to institutions of higher education, and the only one donated for the purpose of sustainable energy research.

Watch the video at /video/154946/2013/02/08/video-no-title online.

  • Click on the image above to watch the 'In Motion' video by Penn State student reporter Renae Gornick and producer Curt Parker.

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Last Updated October 04, 2011