SANTA MONICA, CA – Miles Electric Vehicles donated an all-electric, low-speed ZX40S Advanced Design car to Ball State University at its “Earth Day on the Green” celebration on Apr. 22.
“Ball State is committed to sustainability. It is part of our strategic plan, and that’s demonstrated by our fleet, the majority of which is hybrid cars, E-85, and biodiesel vehicles and six electric buses,” said Sue Weller, Ball State director of Facilities Bus Services/Transportation. “Ball State will gladly add the MILES car to its fleet.”
The MILES ZX40S Advanced Design car is being given to the university on behalf of a Ball State student, Jagjeet Singh Chahal, who won the MILES Revolution Video Contest, which required students to create a video highlighting the benefits of alternative fuels. The contest was sponsored by MILES and No Gas Required, a Web site dedicated to empowering students to take action in the fight for a cleaner environment.
Chahal’s video garnered the most views of any entrant with more than 24,000 views on YouTube. The goal of the contest was to engage students in their institution’s sustainability efforts and promote the use of alternative-fuel vehicles on university campuses nationwide.
Ball State will use the MILES vehicle on a daily basis to help promote its sustainability efforts. Along with the MILES car, Chahal received a $1,000 scholarship at the event.