2017 Alternate Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey at UNOH

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2017

The University of Northwestern Ohio will hold its “2017 Alternate Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey” on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the UNOH Event Center.   The University has invited many area career and vocational schools to attend the event and all UNOH students are invited to participate.  This event is free and open to the public.    

UNOH’s Odyssey is the only NAFTC event in Ohio but is one of many events being held across the United States and internationally. National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event created and coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University. Although it has been fifteen years since the first Odyssey day in 2002, this year marks the eighth time the event has been held. Odyssey plans to attract more than 100,000 attendees at 107 sites across the country and to reach more than 200 million people through media coverage and support.

Odyssey Day is dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology in vehicles.  Alternative fuel research and new technology are becoming increasingly important to Americans as the nation’s drivers continue to deal with the rising prices at the gas pumps.

The University of Northwestern Ohio’s goal is to give all participants the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and increase public awareness about alternate fuels and advanced transportation.  There will be representation from ICOM North America, Crown Lift Trucks, AFV LLC, Tom Ahl’s Family of Dealerships, Allen Nott Honda/Toyota, Reineke Nissan, and more! There will be several alternate fuel vehicles on display such as the Leaf and Volt along with UNOH’s Dodge Ram Diesel that can run on 5 different fuel types.  Alternate Fuels covered will include: Natural Gas, Propane, Hybrid Electric, Hydrogen, and Ethanol.



9:00AM – 12:00PM     Morning Students & Public Arrive
12:00PM – 1:00PM      Lunch for Exhibitors in the Crystal Room

1:00PM – 4:00PM        Afternoon Students Arrive

4:00PM                       End of Odyssey Day


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About the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey

Odyssey Day is a biennial, outreach and education event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Odyssey was developed in 2002 by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) a program of West Virginia University .The NAFTC has conducted the event biennially since its creation, with the exception of moving the 2016 event to 2017. Odyssey is comprised of numerous green transportation related events coordinated and hosted by NAFTC members, Clean Cities Coalitions, and others who believe in cleaner, more energy efficient forms of transportation. These local events take place throughout the U.S. and internationally.

About the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)

The NAFTC is the only nationwide AFV and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. The NAFTC’s mission is to provide the training infrastructure for implementing the widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles. The effort to increase our nation’s energy security, as well as improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is embodied in the NAFTC’s motto “Because Clean Air and Energy Independence Matter.”   Founded in 1992, the NAFTC is a program of West Virginia University, and consists of National Training Centers located nationwide from Maine to California. Each center provides Training with Impact through its experienced instructors and real-world shop facilities. Numerous other members from secondary schools, small businesses, government and industry also support the NAFTC’s mission. More than 1,700 courses have been conducted by the NAFTC, resulting in more than 33,000 trained technicians, first responders and fleet managers in AFVs and advanced technology vehicles.

Category: Applied Technologies, Campus & Community

Keywords: Alternate Fuels

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Last updated: 10/16/2017