National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey hosted in Fairmont

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September 24, 2008 by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

Odyssey logoNASA IV&V Center in Fairmont to host free event highlighting alternative fuel vehicles

Worried about gasoline prices? NASA’s IV&V center in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, W.Va. will showcase alternatives to standard gasoline-powered cars and trucks as a host for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, Friday, September 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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 is coordinating similar events with volunteers in 86 cities across the U.S., she said.

A second event is planned for October 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on the WVU campus in Morgantown. The Fairmont event will offer educational seminars and vehicle test drives along with light refreshments. Presenters include industry experts, government officials, and individuals with real-world alternative fuel experiences.

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.

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