October 3, 2008 –
Worried about gasoline prices? Students and others who attended the National AFV Day Odyssey celebration on the lawn of the NRCCE saw plenty of other, non-gasoline-powered options to consider.
“Odyssey is a national education campaign for consumers who are looking for options in the face of soaring fuel prices,” explained Judy Moore, director of communications for the National Alternative Fuel Training Consortium headquartered at the West Virginia University. The group coordinated similar events with volunteers in 90 cities across the U.S., she said.
The NRCCE event featured vehicles like the BugE, an electrically powered personal vehicle complete with an ipod docking feature built by Harvey Coachworks and EV from Knoxville, Maryland, a Toyota Prius hybrid electric four-passenger car, and the EcoChallenge Chevy Equinox team car redesigned by WVU engineering students to run on electricity and biofuels.
The NAFTC is a nationwide alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle training organization, and a program of the WVU NRCCE. The consortium develops and disseminates curricula and training programs and conducts education and outreach activities. The group includes 35 higher-education institutions dedicated to educating technicians and the public about clean, cost-effective vehicles.
More on the Net: www.NationalAFVDayOdyssey.org