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National Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey 2006 Educates on Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

October 18, 2006

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), the coordinator of National AFV Day Odyssey, released results from a national survey that indicates Americans personally believe that developing alternative fuel sources for cars, trucks, SUVs, and buses is very important to them. The survey results were presented at the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey 2006 Media Kick-off Event in Arlington, Va., on Oct. 12. The survey results show that 55 percent would consider an alternative fuel/advanced technology car, truck, or SUV in their next vehicle purchase.

Odyssey 2006 is a nationwide, one-day, multi-city event showcasing the latest advancement in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and is part of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day. The day is a collaboration of a diverse group of federal agencies, local government officials, automotive industry leaders, national associations, and consumers.

Vehicles on display at the Odyssey Day 2006 Media Kick-off Event included hydrogen-fuel cell vehicles, neighborhood electric vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles, vehicles using biodiesel fuel, ethanol flex-fuel vehicles, and natural gas vehicles.

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