Event Highlights: At Washburn Tech’s inaugural Odyssey event, presenters included the Kansas City Electric Car Club and Weststar Energy. The Electric Car Club brought and discussed the Tesla Model S. Students enjoyed being able to participate in a hands-on display showcasing the interactivity between smartphones and the many features of Tesla’s telematics systems. Westar brought a hybrid plug-in Fusion Energi and discussed the success of their pure electric and hybrid fleet development. Both the car club and Westar spoke of the recently completed Tesla charging station in Topeka. Additionally, the emergence of electric boom technology was displayed and demonstrated by the service personnel of Weststar for the construction and diesel divisions.