Two SPMS Student Reporters Cover BGE Plug-in Electric Vehicles
Two students from Severna Park Middle School met with John Murach, director of business planning and corporate performance for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) on Thursday to showcase BGE’s new plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), the plug-in hybrid Prius and the new Chevy Volt, according to a press release.
The student reporters, Maeve Murphy and Jack Roscoe, interviewed Murach on the utility’s electric vehicle fleet, and discussed their impact on consumers and the environment.
They also received a first-hand look at the Prius and Volt for a feature article they were writing as part of the inaugural issue of m.y. voice, a youth oriented publication created by Maryland Life Magazine.
“BGE’s plug-in vehicle program helps the utility plan for the future energy needs of its customers and gives customers the opportunity to learn more about the vehicles and whether they are right for them and their families.” said Murach in a press release.
“By showcasing our plug-in electric vehicle at a local school, students are able to learn about the benefits of these vehicles including fuel savings and reduced vehicle tailpipe emissions, and share that information with their peers and parents, all of which support BGE’s commitment to learning and environmental stewardship.”
BGE recently added two Chevy Volts to its fleet of electric vehicles, which also includes five plug-in Toyota Priuses, one plug-in Ford Escape, one hybrid bucket truck and a number of hybrid pickups and passenger vehicles.
According to the press release, BGE is testing these vehicles in everyday use to determine how the vehicles will impact the electric distribution system and if there are opportunities for the company to further reduce its use of petroleum-based fuels and limit its impact on the environment
About Maryland Life Magazine’s new publication, m.y. voice:
From the publishers of Maryland Life Magazine, m.y. voice is a free publication that is created by and for middle school students. Published quarterly and shaped by an advisory board made up of teachers and educators throughout the state, the publication will be distributed to more than 180,000 middle school students throughout the Maryland school system, as well as to subscribers, public libraries, newsstands and airline travelers. The inaugural issue is slated for release in Nov. 2011.