The X Factor from West Philadelphia
A belated congrats to my friend Simon Hauger and his crew of students at West Philadelphia High School, who recently wowed none other than new EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: "West Philly Students and the Car of the Future." That's right: inner city high school kids impressing the socks off of President Obama's number one environmental person.
How can you not root for these guys and gals to take home the $10 million purse from the Progressive Automotive X Prize they're gearing up for now? That's right, nestled in between entrants from the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the UK is the West Philly Hybrid X Team. Go West Philly!