Vermont Clean Cities Coalition to promote alternative fuel vehicles
The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC) will celebrate the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday October 18, on the Church Street Marketplace. VTCCC’s event is one of more than 160 being held concurrently across the United States. National AFV Day Odyssey was created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, in 2002 and held every two years since.
“We are pleased to join Odyssey 2012 as we continue to drive change across America,” said Tom McGrath, VTCCC coordinator. “With our event we will spread the message of embracing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and commemorate Odyssey’s Decade of Difference.”
The VTCCC Odyssey event will include an array of alternative fuel vehicles including plug-in electric, natural gas, biodiesel, propane, and human-powered vehicles. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their vehicle’s performance, costs, maintenance, and availability.
Odyssey is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, through a grant for the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program. Additionally, Honda and Toyota are 2012 national sponsors and longtime supporters of Odyssey, while AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and West Virginia University are national partners of the event.
For more information about VTCCC’s Odyssey event, visit http://afvdayodyssey.org/archives/1057 or contact Tom McGrath at 802-656-9864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of National AFV Day Odyssey locations and details about each event, visit www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org. For information about the national program, e-mail Virginia McMillen, National AFV Day Odyssey Manager, at Virginia.McMillen@mail.wvu.edu, or Bobbi Schrout, Odyssey Assistant, at Bobbi.Schrout@mail.wvu.edu. Both can also be reached by calling 304-293-7882.
About the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey
National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey is a biennial, outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
Odyssey is comprised of numerous green transportation related events and hosted by NAFTC members, Clean Cities coalitions, and others who believe in cleaner, more energy efficient forms of transportation. These local events take place on a designated date every other year throughout the U.S.
About the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium is the only nationwide alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. The NAFTC’s mission is to provide the training infrastructure for implementing the widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles. The effort to increase our nation’s energy security, as well as improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is embodied in the NAFTC’s motto “Because Clean Air and Energy Independence Matter.” Founded in 1992, the NAFTC is headquartered at West Virginia University and consists of National Training Centers located nationwide from Maine to California. Each center provides Training with Impact through its experienced instructors and real-world shop facilities. Numerous other members from secondary schools, small businesses, government and industry also support the NAFTC’s mission. More than 1,100 courses have been conducted by the NAFTC, resulting in more than 16,500 trained technicians in AFVs and advanced technology vehicles.