Deborah Scott, chief information officer at WPI, is a recent transplant from California.
Along with her
husband, B. Keyes Scott, she
adopted green technology early.
drove the first generation of Toyota Prius, and she
said the couple had solar panels installed on their home in California.
So when the Chevrolet Volt - a plug-in hybrid that mostly runs on electricity but has a small gasoline engine - went on sale, she
got on a months-long waiting list to buy one.
had already moved to the state to start her
job at WPI
number came up, so the couple traveled back to California to pick it up.
It was worth the trip, she
said, as she
proudly showed off her
has signed up for ChargePoint, and is happy to see more stations pop up.
The station on WPI's
campus will go online Thursday, college officials said.
can typically get 30 to 35 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered generator kicks in to charge the batteries, and said she
has been surprised by the sports car-like handling of the Volt.
has typically gotten by through timing her
trips properly, and borrowing electrical outlets when she
With the stations, she
won't be left wondering where the next volt will be coming from for her
In the meantime, she
husband are shopping for a house in Massachusetts where they can install solar panels.
"So we can drive off the sun," she