USU Eastern Driving Toward a Clean, Secure Energy Future


On Wednesday, USU Eastern hosted its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event at the Price Campus.

The event is one of many that is being hosted across the United States and internationally. The event is a coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University and is a biennial event.

The NAFTC is the only nationwide AFV and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the U.S. The NAFTC’s mission is to provide the training infrastructure for implementing the widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technology vehicles. The effort to increase our nation’s energy security, as well as improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is embodied in the NAFTC’s motto “Because Clean Air and Energy Independence Matter.”

Students from varies schools attended the event where they watched 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 for the event were: 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.

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