Morning Edition on Thursday at 8:50am: NC STATE STUDENTS COMPETE IN THE EcoCAR2 CHALLENGE

EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future is a competition featuring 15 university teams from across the United States who are working to re-engineer a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to get even better gas mileage. The three year competition has just completed it's first year.  Pam Bunch talks to Meredith Towery from Team NC  State about the contest, the purpose, the team-members and the rewards of being a part of this challenge.  Follow the progress of these North Carolina students at, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy.