Planning Underway to Celebrate 10 Years of Odyssey!

The NAFTC is preparing to celebrate a big milestone – and as you know – the best celebrations involve advanced preparation and planning everything down to the very last detail. So here at the NAFTC, plans are already underway for Odyssey 2012. This event will mark the 10 year anniversary of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, and boy, how this event has grown!

In 2002, fifty-one sites across the United States hosted Odyssey events, and 17,000 people attended.* In 2010, there were a whopping 131 sites, with over 230,000 attendees. That means from 2002 to 2010, Odyssey attendance has grown by 1,250 percent!  Our impact was even bigger with over ninety-eight million people learning about Odyssey’s message through the internet, print, radio or television.

Our goals for our ten year anniversary in 2012 are even bigger:

  • Over 150 Odyssey Event Sites
  • Over 250,000 Odyssey Event Attendees
  • Over 100 million Consumers Reached Through Media Outlets

Plans are to set the 2012 date in September. Please keep checking this website, or Odyssey’s Facebook, Twitter or Linked In pages to see that announcement and to receive your invitation to an Odyssey ten year celebration event near you. Or, if you would like to participate in Odyssey 2012, email Odyssey_Planner@mail.wvu.edu.

*  For more information about the history of National AFV Day Odyssey, visit our Executive Summary page. These documents contain everything you would want to know about past Odyssey events, including sites, sponsors, partners and results.

Executive Summaries