December 5th, 2009

Odyssey 2010 Announcement


Mark your calendars, the date has been set! National AFV Day Odyssey 2010 will be held nationwide on Friday October, 15.

Since Odyssey’s beginning in 2002, the NAFTC has continued to coordinate this incredible event with support from its numerous partners and sponsors. In 2004, 2006, and 2008, the event drew record-breaking crowds, allowing millions to hear Odyssey’s message. In addition to the Odyssey sites across the U.S., the event has now expanded to include international sites. Over 900 organizations and companies participated in 2008, including 53 Clean Cities Coalitions and 25 NAFTC National Training Centers. The NAFTC is excited to see what new developments the 2010 event will hold.

Al Ebron, Executive Director of the NAFTC said, “We strive to make improvements and increase awareness every year. We had 90 sites for Odyssey 2008. For the 2010 event, we hope to recruit 125 sites across the U.S. and attract over 200,000 attendees.” Ebron is also the National Coordinator for Odyssey.

Other goals for Odyssey 2010 include reaching out to new organizations, such as secondary schools, and increasing participation by other green focused businesses and organizations. The event consists of activities ranging from vehicle exhibits and demonstrations, to lectures and classes.

At each year’s event, industry experts have gathered to share their knowledge of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles with each other and the public. In addition to those in attendance, over 50 million people were reached through local and national media in 2008, and the NAFTC hopes to reach over 75 million individuals in 2010.

National AFV Day Odyssey is the largest one-day event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and advanced technology vehicles. Coordinated nationally by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, this biennial event endorses AFVs and advanced technology vehicles as the best choice for the future of America. Additional information on the event can be found at www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.

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Save the date for the 2010 National AFV Day Odyssey. NAFTC photo.

National AFV Day Odyssey is the largest one-day event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and advanced technology vehicles. Coordinated nationally by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, this biennial event endorses AFVs and advanced technology vehicles as the best choice for the future of America. Additional information on the event can be found at www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.

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