An Electric Car Fuelled by Social Media

Just when you thought that social media has become apart of our lives, this group of high school kids from Kansas City take it further!

MINDDRIVE’s students took on old Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and turned it into an electric car fuelled by social media. Social interactions like tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube view turn into wattages that keeps the power going in the car.

MINDDRIVE is an educational program that uses experiential methods to teach at-risk urban high school teens through hands-on work in its automotive design and contemporary communication classes. The automotive class builds prototype ultra-high-efficiency alternative fuel plug-in electric vehicles designed to drive efficiently. The communications class teaches students how to write, present, photograph, video, construct and manage web pages and use social media channels.


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