Dear members, colleagues and friends:

Al charging Volt

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is proud to announce the launch of the new National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey website, This interactive site features tools that are helpful to site coordinators, hosts, sponsors, partners and attendees. I encourage you to check it out, subscribe to the RSS feed and keep up with all the new Odyssey-related information. And, if you are interested in being an Odyssey 2012 site coordinator, partner or sponsor, please contact us at!

In addition, the NAFTC’s Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program First Responder Safety Training train-the-train courses continue, and I hope you will read this issue’s story about a recent unique workshop at the Center for National Response in Gallagher, W. Va.

Other NAFTC Updates include reports on Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition’s hosting of the Clean Cities Learning Program First Responder Safety Training, Lawson State Community College’s president being recognized by the White House, our participation in the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities’ 2011 National AFV Day Odyssey event and my presentation to the West Virginia University Electric Vehicle Association. I would also like to welcome the NAFTC’s newest member, National Training Center Nashua Community College in Nashua, N.H.

The latest Industry Headlines consist of Chevrolet’s announcement to begin producing the Spark EV All-Electric Vehicle, Coca-Cola’s expansion of its AFV fleet, Honda’s sale of the 2012 Civic Natural Gas in 35 states, Denali National Park’s testing of propane-powered trucks and GM’s recent demonstration of fuel cell vehicle infrastructure.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of us at the NAFTC if we can be of assistance.


Al Ebron
NAFTC Executive Director

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