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National AFV Day Odyssey
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Propane Council Honda


NAFTC eNews Site Updates


We plan to continue to grow our network of news sources, so check back often as we work to bring you the most comprehensive source of alternative fuel and advanced technology news.




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Toyota Unveils First Fuel Cell Vehicle Available for Purchase

Toyota Motor Corp. announced recently its plans to introduce its first hydrogen-powered car, saying it now would begin selling a sedan in less than a year at a price of about $70,000.



Upcoming Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

In February of this year, the Obama Administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to propose and finalize a rule that will usher in the second phase of medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards.



For complete coverage of top alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle news, please refer to the left-hand column, where you will find a number of links leading to industry newsletters.


NAFTC Updates


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The NAFTC has conducted trainings across the United States in the past few weeks. Instructors from the NAFTC traveled to Houston, TX to conduct a two-day Petroleum Reduction Technologies Train-the-Trainer Course. The NAFTC held some of it’s most popular trainings – Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Training and the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Fuel System Inspector Training – both at NAFTC headquarters and in Albany, OR. Finally, the NAFTC traveled to Corona, CA, Idaho Falls, ID and Howard, WI to conduct First Responder Safety Trainings.

The NAFTC also stopped by the AAA/Ford Auto Skills Competition to congratulate the winning teams. The top three auto skills teams will receive free training and manuals as part of an NAFTC sponsorship of the event

American Honda Motor Co. stepped up as a National Sponsor for National AFV Day Odyssey 2014. Honda has been a major supporter of Odyssey since the beginning and a great contributor to the success of the event. We hope you will join us as we plan another nationwide success!