Rio Hondo College


Rio Hondo College

Zero Emission Institute of Technology

Sponsors/Partners: Rio hondo College Automotive Technology, California Fuel Cell Partnership, Penske Motors, Horizon Education, TESLA

Date: April 20th
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Location: Lower Campus Quad
36000 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

Details: 10 manufactures will have green technology on display, live demonstrations and clean energy information will be aviable.

Learn about the different education programs and Associate degrees in clean Green technology. Learn about the only Automotive Baccalaureate degree in California. Come meet the faculty and staff who are operating the number one Alternative Fuels program in the State of California.

Live Hydrogen Fuel cell demonstrations and see the new Hydrogen vehicles that you can purchase and drive home today. Learn about the California Hydrogen highway.


Professor John Frala, Advanced Transportation Technology & Alternative Fuels Technology Program



Sponsors/Partners: Rio Hondo Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Center

Attendance: 41 students, consumers

Event Highlights: Rio Hondo College hosted National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey at its Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy (ATTE) Center in the Automotive Technology Quad. The event attracted more than forty members of the local community, which included Rio Hondo students, teachers, and administrators; secondary and post-secondary school students; teachers and administrators; automotive dealerships and corporate personnel; governmental and environmental organizations; and local citizens. Six alternative fuel vehicles, including a hydrogen-assisted vehicle, were displayed and were available for a ride-and-drive around the campus roads. The local San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps brought some of its brightest students to confirm their commitment to clean fuel and energy technology.











Event Location:
Rio Hondo College
ATTE Center, Technology Quad,
3600 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601;
562-463-7371 or 562-908-3433

Contact: Steve Tommory, Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Program Director


Host Page

Co-Host Contact: JoAnn Armenta, Executive Director

562 587-1074

Co-Host Page



Host Site Coordinators: Rio Hondo College and SCAG Clean Cities

Event Type: Vehicle Displays, Presentations

Attendees: 225 Consumers, Students

Event Highlights: Rio Hondo College’s National AFV Day Odyssey event was held at the Whittier Narrows Recreation area where attendees were informed about green solutions in transportation. Vehicles on display included several types of hybrid autos, electric motorcycles, and CNG-powered vehicles. Advertisement for the event was through local news media, a local radio station and Congresswoman Hilda Solice’s office. One highlight of the event was the presentation to the college by Congresswoman Hilda Solice in support of the efforts of the Clean Cities Partnership.


Host Site Co-Coordinators: Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, and Southern California Association of Governments Clean Cities Coalition, Diamond Bar, CA

Event Type: Vehicle Displays, Educational Workshops

Attendees: 504 Students, Educators, Government Officials, and General Public

Event Highlights: Held on the campus of Rio Hondo College, students and advisors were bused in from surrounding campuses to learn more about alternative fuel options and environmentally friendly vehicle choices. Presentations were held in order to provide students with a better understanding of the viable options of alternative fuels currently available to consumers today, mainstreaming sustainable transportation options, real world challenges, and the production of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and their current and upcoming initiatives and product lines. Those in attendance were also provided with free popcorn and a brown bag lunch.


Format: Fair/Exhibit

Audience: General Public, Students, and Fleet Operators/Owners

Attendance: 34

Highlights: Great crowd enthusiasm for the alternative fuel vehicle display, which included a hydrogen-fueled Honda FCX, CNG vehicles, and several hybrid (battery/ gasoline-powered) cars. Two attendees purchased CNG cars after viewing the AFV display.