John Jeide was having a great time sharing information about the green pickle car with visitors to the Green Car Show. Jeide, of Saint Charles, was one of the representatives from Pioneer Conversions, a company specializing in selling components for electric cars and converting gas-powered vehicles to electric power.
The Myers Motors NmG vehicle, known as the pickle car, was one of many electric and hybrid vehicles on display at the Green Car Show, which U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (13th Dist.) hosted at the Naperville Test Track.
Biggert was on hand at the event, along with Naperville Mayor George Pradel, both took spins around the track in electric vehicles. Biggert drove the $145,000 Tesla Motors Roadster.
Carol Richart of Downers Grove brought her grandaughters and one of their friends with to the show. A retired science teacher, Richart said she wants to make sure her granddaughters know about the science of car building, so that maybe one day they might be interested in a career related to technology.