By Pat Loeb

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.

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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.

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“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.

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