Attendance: 120 students, faculty, consumers
Event Highlights: The Madison Area Technical College Odyssey event started with a continental breakfast and a short welcome from automotive instructor Jeff Minter. The welcome was followed by a series of presentations including information on the State of Wisconsin’s activities in alternative fuel vehicles and its transportation program, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), alternative fuels (biodiesel and CNG), and information on future service opportunities. After the presentations, attendees viewed the outdoor displays and talked to various representatives. There were numerous displays including EV charging stations, NEVs, and HEVs, but the highlight of the day, by far, was the Chevrolet Volt. The college is looking forward to hosting another Odyssey event in 2012.
Madison Area Technical College – Truax Campus
3550 Anderson Street, Room 56
Madison, WI 53704
(Park in Student Lot )
Contact: Jeff Minter, Automotive Instructor
Host Site Coordinators: Madison Area Technical College
Event Type: Presentations, Open House, Vehicle Displays
Attendees: 150 Students, Technicians, Shop Owners, Fuel Station Owners, General Public
Event Highlights: The Madison Area Technical College Odyssey 2008 event was held at the Truax Campus in Madison, WI. The event started with presentations from 9:00 a.m. to noon with a wide variety of presenters including speakers from General Motors, Toyota Motor Sales, the State of Wisconsin, Green Autos and Ozee Cars, LLC. Guests were then able to browse the open house-style display setup outside of the automotive labs. There was a great showing of neighborhood electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, compressed natural gas vehicles, a hybrid bus, and even a solar electric generating trailer. The Madison Area Technical College automotive club topped off the day by holding a fundraiser cookout for lunch so that attendees could eat while going through the vehicle displays. The event was a huge success, and the school and presenters are looking forward to working together for another event like this in the future.