They don't even have their drivers license yet, but today some students in Botetourt County got a lesson on hybrid vehicles.

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team at Virginia Tech visited Read Mountain Middle School.

Students got to tour the team's first place hybrid vehicle from a recent competition.

Leaders say showing kids what the future holds is their main goal.

"Trying to get them, educate them more on green energy as well as helping the environment, more on hybrid vehicles, and kind of educate them so they know for the future," said Joshua Beckner, communications manager for the team.

Virginia Tech is one of fifteen schools to partcipate in a three year engineering competition.