Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey held on WVU campus

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October 22, 2010 by Tracy Novak, National Research Center for Coal and Energy

Jim Smith, senior electrical enginering student and member of WVU's Electric Vehicle Association, displays the battery pack under the truck bed of Professor Roy Nutter's own Chevy S10 USElectricar. http://eva.studentorgs.wvu.edu/

Jim Smith, senior electrical enginering student and member of WVU’s Electric Vehicle Association, displays the battery pack under the truck bed of Professor Roy Nutter’s own Chevy S10 USElectricar. http://eva.studentorgs.wvu.edu/

Morgantown, W.Va. – Gold and blue made green on October 15th as WVU celebrated National AFV Day Odyssey, a nationwide campaign to increase public awareness about clean alternatives to regular gasoline-powered vehicles. Odyssey is spearheaded by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium which is headquartered at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy.

About 100 organizations across the U.S. signed on to host an event similar to the one hosted by NRCCE and NAFTC on WVU’s Evansdale campus. The local event showcased the research talents of WVU students.

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CONTACT: Judy Moore, (304) 293-7882

The NAFTC is a program of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.

Nathan Music,earned a dual mechanical and aerospace engineering bachelor's degree and was a student researcher at CAFEE. He presented the portable emissions measurement system used to test trucks as they make their normal rounds. http://cafee.wvu.edu

Nathan Music,earned a dual mechanical and aerospace engineering bachelor’s degree and was a student researcher at CAFEE. He presented the portable emissions measurement system used to test trucks as they make their normal rounds. http://cafee.wvu.edu

Jimmy Ludovici, a senior mechanical engineering student, is part of WVU's EcoCAR NeXt Challenge Team. The team is converting a GM SUV to a hybird electric vehicle powered by B20 biodiesel

Jimmy Ludovici, a senior mechanical engineering student, is part of WVU’s EcoCAR NeXt Challenge Team. The team is converting a GM SUV to a hybird electric vehicle powered by B20 biodiesel.