USU Eastern hosts Utah Automotive Odessy Event.

Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:44pm

Utah State University Eastern celebrates the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on foreign oil during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

“We are pleased to join Odyssey 2014 as we continue to drive toward a clean, secure energy future,” said Stan Martineau, associate professor of automotive technology. “With our event, we will share the message of embracing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles with our community, continuing down the road toward energy independence.”


USU Eastern’s Odyssey event includes demonstrations on hybrid vehicles, electric cars, biodiesel, fuel cell and solar, computer bi-directional control, waveform capture and analysis, low rolling resistance tires to save fuel, oils and fluids for better economy and mileage tips.


Sponsors and demonstrators include: BMW, Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dinosaur/Les Schwab Tire, Carquest Auto Parts, Price Oil Express, Clean Cities Utah, as well as departments from USU Eastern’s chemistry, physics and automotive technology.

Nationwide, Odyssey plans to attract more than 250,000 attendees at 100 sites across the country and to reach more than 100 million people through media coverage and support.


Odyssey’s national sponsors include: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and the Propane Education and Research Council; and national partners Greater Washington Clean Cities Coalition, U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program, National Park Service, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), Smithsonian Institution and West Virginia University.

USU Eastern’s Odyssey is one of many events held across the United States and internationally.

National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event created and coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University.


This year marks the 12th anniversary of the event and is themed “Driving Toward a Clean, Secure Energy Future.”

For more information about USU Eastern’s Odyssey event, visit www.eastern.usu.edu or contact Stan Martineau of USU Eastern at (435) 613-5221 or [email protected].


National AFV Day Odyssey will take place at the McDonald Career Center on Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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