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Sylvania to host an ‘Odyssey’ of cars on Oct. 19

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A car show of alternative fuel vehicles – the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Odyssey – is coming to the Sylvania Campus on Friday, Oct. 19.

All are welcome to stop by the exhibit, to be hosted by PCC’s Automotive Service department and held in the Automotive and Metals (AM) building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nearly 20 kinds of alternative fuel vehicles – such as the Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle, Nissan Leaf and Compressed Natural Gas Bucket Truck, among many others — will be on display as part of this year’s Odyssey. Additionally, representatives from the Oregon Department of Energy and the Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition will be present to discuss their work and partnership with PCC, and projects under way – like the implementation of electric vehicle charging stations along the I-5 corridor.

Attendees will get to check out the “insides” of a Toyota plug-in hybrid at this year’s Odyssey car show on Oct. 19.

The Odyssey is a biennial outreach event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. The format for the event is organized by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, which develops curricula and training programs and conducts educational outreach activities on alternative fuel vehicles throughout the country.

The Sylvania Campus Automotive Service department belongs to the consortium and has coordinated a localized version of the National AFV Odyssey since 2002. The day offers industry executives – fleet managers, technicians, purchasers and manufacturers, among others – to share their expertise with PCC faculty, staff and students, as well as network with colleagues about the latest industry trends.

For more information about this year’s Odyssey, contact Russ Jones, chair of the Automotive Service department, at x4173.

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x by daniel watkins 4 years ago

Glad this college is very supportive of hybrid, and alternative energy cars. They are fun to drive and we’ll see a lot more sporty hybrids, electrics that are affordable in the coming years. It’s a matter of reducing the cost of the battery pack. Hydrogen also has a chance to succeed but I don’t think it will (thankfully, something big oil could be in charge of :()

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