GLRPPR Sector Resource: Utah Student Receives President's Environmental Youth Award From EPA for Alternative Vehicle Design
Utah Student Receives President's Environmental Youth Award From EPA for Alternative Vehicle Design
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that Brent Singleton, a senior at Bonneville High School in Ogden, Utah, has won the President's Environmental Youth Award. In April, Singleton will travel to Washington, D.C., where he and PEYA winners from the Agency's other regions will meet President Bush in an award ceremony at the White House. Singleton is being honored as an emerging leader in electric vehicle design. For a science fair and Eagle Scout project, he purchased a dismantled hybrid vehicle from Weber State University and modified it. The result was the world's first hybrid land speed racer. He has raced the vehicle in hybrid and zero-emissions mode at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. Then, to help with his daily drive to school, he added solar panels and wind generators to recharge his 96-volt electric system while in class. When Singleton travels to various racing venues, he uses his solar and wind-powered "Quadbrid" to tow his other race car -- the National Hot Rod Association's first electric-powered junior Dragster -- used in electric land speed racing. This Quadbrid tow-car and electro-dragster is the world's first fully sustainable race outfit.
U.S. EPA Region 8
Date of Publication:
February 9, 2006
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