The NAFTC hosted the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration in the State of West Virginia in October as part of the Consortium’s fall business meeting. The Ford Focus FCV was displayed on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown on October 25. A large crowd gathered to examine and learn about the vehicle which uses hydrogen through a fuel cell to produce electricity for running its motor. WVU President Mike Garrison, Interim Vice President for WVU Research and Economic Development Curt Peterson, Ford representative Mark Olance, and NAFTC Executive Director Al Ebron spoke at the event.

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Interim Vice President for WVU Research and Economic Development Curt Peterson (right) and NAFTC Executive Director Al Ebron (middle) join WVU President Mike Garrison (left) in addressing the crowd and the media at the event. NAFTC photo

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The hood of the Ford Focus FCV was opened to display some of the hydrogen technology that operates the vehicle. NAFTC photo

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A large crowd of students, professors, media representatives, and WVU officials attended the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration. NAFTC photo

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Local television and newspaper reporters were on hand for the event. Mark Olance, Ford, speaks to the media. NAFTC photo




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