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Alternative fuel vehicles coming to Evansdale on Wednesday, May 3

Morgantown, W.Va. – With the spring semester ending and summer jobs on the horizon, some students and parents will be looking to buy new and used vehicles.  To remind people to think clean cars, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will be parking four alternative fuel vehicles near the Evansdale Library on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The NAFTC invites students, faculty and staff to take a break from finals and checkout these alternative fuel vehicles.  A Toyota Prius plug-in, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Volt will be featured.  For techies and mechanically minded students, there will also be a Toyota Prius with a cutaway body that allows students to see various hybrid components.  Using an IPad student can scan QR codes that give information on each part. NAFTC staff will answer questions about advanced technology vehicles.


WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy is sponsoring the event as part of National AFV Day Odyssey. Odyssey is a nationwide biennial event, created by the NAFTC in 2002, to promote the use of AFVs and advanced technology vehicles.

Odyssey is comprised of numerous green transportation related events hosted by people and organizations across the country who believe in cleaner, more energy efficient forms of transportation.

New Prius Leaf

Since the inaugural Odyssey in 2002, the number of site locations and attendance has grown from approximately 17,000 attendees at 51 events to more than 100,000 individuals attending one of 107 events in 2014.


CONTACT:  Tracy Novak, NRCCE Communications