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UOIT students revving up to convert GM-donated vehicle into the green car of the future

Vehicle to become a fully electric model aimed at improving fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while retaining performance and consumer appeal.

OSHAWA, ON. - Members of the media are invited to join University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) EcoCAR student team members next week as they present their plans to convert a General Motors-donated 2009 vehicle into a fully electric model. The conversion is the second phase of the students' participation in the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition, which is comprised of 17 North American universities. UOIT is one of only three Canadian universities selected to compete.

There will be photo opportunities with the vehicle following the presentation.

Wednesday, November 25
10 a.m.

Lesley McLelland, second-year Bachelor of Arts in Communication student and EcoCAR outreach co-ordinator;
Dr. Richard Marceau, provost, UOIT; and
General Motors representative.

Science building, East Atrium
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off of Simcoe Street and proceed to the Founders 1 parking lot.

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