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Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future
Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future Caroline Kettlewell 0786712716 9780786712717 When Berkeley graduate Eric Ryan was sent by Teach for America to a hardscrabble high school in the heart of North Car
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Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future by Caroline Kettlewell

When Berkeley graduate Eric Ryan was sent by Teach for America to a hardscrabble high school in the heart of North Carolinas NASCAR country, he didnt count on Harold Miller - a big guy with a big laugh and a tarheel accent as thick as sorghum syrup - sticking his head into his class one morning and announcing, Hey Mr. Ryan, were gonna build an electric car. Two regional utilities had challenged a group of elite schools throughout the South to design and build battery-powered electric vehicles to be judged during a final contest at NASCARs Richmond International Raceway. Although Ryans underprivileged high school was not on the list, Miller managed to squeak them in. With a Ford Escort rescued from the compacter, a few hundred pounds of scavenged golf cart batteries, a local minor league NASCAR driver as coach, and the local constabulary looking the other way as the reborn Shocker began careening over back roads on test runs, the kids get their pasted-together dark horse to the big contest in Richmond. Electric Dreams offers drama built on marvelous small-town characters, and a story of never-say-die invention which would make North Carolinas other pioneers, the Wright Brothers, proud.

Author: Caroline Kettlewell

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2004-03-15

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ISBN: 0786712716


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