Huntsville students to participate in Greenpower Car Race - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Huntsville students to participate in Greenpower Car Race

They unveiled the sleek car at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Friday. They unveiled the sleek car at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Friday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A group of Huntsville students is getting ready for a big race.

They worked with the Huntsville Center for Technology to design and build an electric vehicle.

They unveiled the sleek car at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Friday.

They're the first team from the United States to compete in the Greenpower Car Race this summer.

One New Century High senior said it was a lot of work, but fun too.

"Most kids won't give up their summer to do something like this. This is a lifetime opportunity," said Ammouri Lang.

"They built and designed it by scratch right here in Huntsville, and this is going to propel them to victory, I'm sure of it," said USSRC CEO Dr. Deborah Barnhart.

The team will travel to the United Kingdom on June 9 for the race.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly