NAFTC Brings Volt to Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 2011 Odyssey Event

NAFTC and their newly purchased Chevy Volt were on hand at the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 2011 Odyssey event held on October 7.  The Community College of Allegheny County, NAFTC National Training Center hosted the public event. The 2011 Odyssey Event’s focus was to educate fleet managers, municipalities, school districts, and others about alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.  The growth of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles creates new possibilities for a cleaner environment and securing our nation’s energy future.

The NAFTC’s Volt purchase was possible by the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program, a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program’s mission is to “Educate America on Next Generation Vehicles,” specifically battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles. The initiative features curricula, training, outreach and education activities, web-driven simulators, a website and support of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey.

In addition to the NAFTC Volt, over 30 alternative fuel vehicles were on display from both private and public entities, including Giant Eagle, the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratories, Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia Gas. Many of these vehicles were available for ride-and-drives throughout the event.

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Odyssey News Story on KDKA