Local College Begins Program Focused On Hybrid Cars

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular with high gas prices on many people's minds. A new program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is focusing on some of the things you may not know about the new cars.

When it comes to getting around in Eastern Kentucky, drivers have plenty of options.

"I like all different makes and models, everybody else likes Chevrolet or Ford, every vehicle has something else wrong with it," said Automotive Student Eric Blanton.

But if your car or truck breaks down, it won't be dangerous to fix.

"I just don't want to be shocked by two hundred some volts," Blanton said.

That is not the case with a hybrid car.

It is safety first as school officials say plans are in place to educate students on hybrid cars through a new program.

"These gloves are good for a thousand volts so these gloves will protect me, whenever I would come over to the car and find a hybrid component," said Professor Forrest J. Stewardson.

Despite any possible danger, students at the college are already looking forward to the program. School officials say students will get a first look at hybrids and knowing about hybrids cars could help you pay less at the pump.

"I drive a F150 and it cost me sixty just to fill it up, so its just so we need to do something about it," said student Issac Thacker.

School officials hope to start the hybrid car program next year.

If you want to be a part of the new program or need more information, you can call 606-218-1252.

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