The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s Chevy Volt recently was displayed during a car show at Monongalia County Technical Education Center (MTEC), an Associate Training Center member of the NAFTC.

Held Sept. 11 at MTEC in Morgantown, W. Va., the event, which served as a fundraiser for the school, featured antique, classic and advanced technology vehicles.

NAFTC Executive Director Al Ebron and Project Manager Amy Gandy attended and displayed the NAFTC’s 2011 Chevy Volt, General Motors’ extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

“The MTEC car show provided us with a great group of people who were interested in discussing the emerging technologies of advanced electric drive vehicles,” Gandy noted. “We also gave away information about the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.”

Instructor George Law represented MTEC, showcasing the school’s electric vehicle (EV).

“The attendees at the car show really enjoyed the opportunity of seeing the Volt and MTEC’s EV together at the same time,” Law said. “It gave us the chance not only to promote alternative fuels but also to explain the differences between an EV and an EREV. Most of the people who were interested in the two vehicles had no idea what the Volt was all about, but thanks to Al Ebron and Amy Gandy, they were given an instant education.”

MTEC car show

The NAFTC’s Chevy Volt is on display next to MTEC’s electric car at the school’s recent car show. Credit: NAFTC

Gandy reported that there were approximately 50 cars on display, while games and activities, including a dunk tank, were available. Cars were also awarded prizes.

In addition, the show included a 9/11 ceremony, during which Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla and Monongalia County Sheriff Kenneth “Al” Kisner spoke.

“MTEC is going to make the car show an annual event, and we certainly hope that the NAFTC can be a part of it in the future,” Law added. “Once again I would like to thank Al Ebron, Amy Gandy and the NAFTC for their participation in what turned out to be a very successful event.”

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