By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temple University students who join Philly Car Share will have access to electric cars, now that the university has installed two charging stations on its North Broad Street campus.READ MORE: Amazon Looking To Hire 3,900 Workers Throughout Delaware Valley Ahead Of Holiday Rush
They were unveiled with some fanfare today. Hooter the Owl drove up in a Chevy Volt and students danced to (wait for it!)… the “Electric Slide” — all to celebrate the arrival of the charging stations.
Temple becomes the ninth location in the city — along with Penn, Drexel, and several commercial garages — to host charging stations purchased with a state grant. Temple acting president Richard Englert says it fits with Temple’s goal of reducing its energy usage by 25 percent over two years.READ MORE: Colin Powell's Death From COVID-19 Highlights Risks Millions Of Americans Still Face
“We realize this is a very ambitious goal, but we will reach it through a number of different strategies including seeking greener forms of transportation,” he said today.
The Volts can go 350 miles on a single charge. Philly Car Share members can rent them for $7.50 an hour or $52 a day.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, 16-Year-Old Student Shot In Head Near Lincoln High School, Philadelphia Police Say