Over 24 million reached through media outlets in 2004!

Planning for the 2006 National AFV Day Odyssey has begun! Al Ebron, NAFTC Executive Director, and Judy Moore, NAFTC Communication’s Director are Co-coordinators of the event, tentatively set for early October 2006.

This nationwide biennial one day event was established in 2002 as a way of educating policy makers, students, fleet managers, and the general public, about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. The 2002 event was a huge success with 34 sites and over 17,000 attendees. In 2004 the event drew almost 25,000 people to 54 different sites across the country, and in Canada, and reached over 24 million individuals through media outlets!

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Dennis Weaver, Spokesperson for 2004 Odyssey makes a brief statement to the media. NAFTC Photo

Each event was unique in its display but all delivered the same message of working together for a cleaner environment and a more energy secure nation. Attendees from across the United States and Canada were able to participate in educational conferences, learning about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and taking part in ride-and-drive demonstrations of these vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic.

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Al Ebron, NAFTC Executive Director addresses attendees at the 2004 Odyssey kick-off site. NAFTC Photo

The challenge for 2006 is to exceed the 2004 numbers! Al Ebron, NAFTC Executive Director stated, “The journey has only begun. With the increasing gas prices, more and more questions are being asked about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. We have a receptive and curious audience. Odyssey 2006 will once again give us the opportunity to tell the world that there are alternatives available and to help with the education about those alternatives.”

Anyone interested in becoming a site coordinator should contact Judy Moore, Co-coordinator, at 304-293-7882 or judy.moore@mail.wvu.edu.

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