PCC / News / October 22, 2012

Alternative fuel cars roll through Sylvania for their big day

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On Friday, Oct. 19, the Automotive Service Technology Program at the Sylvania Campus once again hosted the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day “Odyssey 2012.” Hundreds of auto industry reps, students of all ages and auto tech instructors attended the event. On hand for viewing were cutting edge alternative fuel vehicles including the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius, CNG trucks and cars, VW TDI diesel cars, Mitsubishi EV, Nissan Leaf, Zip Car and Nissan Leaf, to name a few.

PCC’s Automotive Service Technology Program has participated in National AFV Day Odyssey every year since 2002. In 2010, the program earned a $200,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to continue the development of its hybrid/plug-in charge technology program. It’s used those funds to become one of the only academic programs in the nation that is developing curriculum out of hybrid and electric car battery research to create a template for industry techs on how to service them more affordably.

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x by daniel watkins 2 years ago

You’d probably get more people at the event, if you announce the event before it happens. I’m not saying you didn’t but I didn’t notice this article until today

x by daniel watkins 2 years ago

Oh it looks like there was another article on this event posted on the 15th

http://news.pcc.edu/2012/10/sylvania-to-host-an-odyssey-of-cars-on-oct-19/

x by James Hill 2 years ago

Generally, this was for enrolled auto students and industry people than general public so they could show off advances and new technology.