May 18, 2017 by NAFTC News
Morgantown, W.Va. – Citizens of Charleston may notice a group of alternative fuel vehicles on display at the State Capitol complex later tomorrow. The display is part of a free workshop about alternative fuel vehicles hosted by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University.
On Friday, May 19, visitors can hear from local alternative fuel vehicle experts and fleet managers who have made the transition to cleaner transportation choices. The presentation is entitled, The ABCs of AFVs: Alternative Fuel Vehicles’ Role in Our Energy Future, and will be held in the Capitol Rm., Bldg. 7, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Vehicle displays will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the North Circle of the Capitol Complex. Visitors will see electric, natural gas, and propane autogas vehicles, and can speak to vehicle owners. Those in attendance will also be able to look inside the NAFTC’s cutaway Toyota Prius, which has recently been converted to run on propane autogas in addition to its original gasoline and electric configuration.
The event is funded by the West Virginia Division of Energy Clean State Program.
Unstable fuel prices, coupled with concerns for the environment and air quality, have led many Americans to seek information about alternatives to gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum-based products. The National AFV Day Odyssey at the Capitol workshop and vehicle display will provide attendees with information about AFVs and local alternative fueling infrastructure.
Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to register at http://www.afvdayodyssey.org.