LBCC Hosts National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Oct. 18

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college courtyard quad, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Several alternative fuel vehicles will be on display at the event including a Compressed Natural Gas truck from Northwest Natural Gas, a plug-in Prius hybrid from John and Phil's Toyota, an electric Nissian Leaf from Jack Scoville, a propane-powered Chevy Avalanche from Co-Energy Propane, and the SRK three-wheeled electric vehicle prototype from Arcimoto of Eugene.

Created in 2002 by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a program of West Virginia University, the National AFV Day is a biennial event that is dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation.

LBCC Automotive Technologies partnered with Odyssey to bring the event to campus, one of more than 160 being held concurrently across the United States to provide information on new vehicle propulsion systems available to consumers.

LBCC was awarded a $1000 grant, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by West Virginia University Research Corporation to host Odyssey.

Odyssey events are supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, through a grant for the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program. Additionally, Honda and Toyota are 2012 national sponsors of Odyssey, with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and West Virginia University serving as national partners.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Gary Price at 541-259-5808.

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