NATIONAL ALT-FUEL ODYSSEY
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
North Scottsdale Wal-Mart
15355 N. Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
- The National Alt-Fuel Odyssey has been sponsored by the University of West Virginia each year for the past 7-years. The Odyssey is a display of the cutting edge alternative fuel vehicles. The displays are opened simultaneously April 20th in some 90 cities across the US by the respective Clean Cities Coalitions. The Greater Phoenix area display will be shown at the North Scottsdale Wal-Mart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
- At the Scottsdale event, you can expect to see: All-Electric vehicles, such as Tesla, BMW and Leif, a host of hybrid vehicles including Ford, GM, BMW, Toyota, Honda, Electric & Propane Buses, Natural Gas powered Refuse trucks, E-85 Ethanol powered police cars, Biodiesel powered trucks.
- Similar displays will be held in Tucson, LA, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Chicago New York – you name it. The Scottsdale event will be open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The public is invited. This will give you a chance to see the scope of what vehicles are available powered by a variety of clean alternative fuels. There will even be some opportunities for ride along drives.
12 ADVANTAGES OF USING AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL:
B-20 Biodiesel – Electric – Electric Hybrid – E85 – Ethanol – Natural Gas – Propane
These advantages will be posted each of the following 12 weeks. If you want to review advantages that have already been posted, please note to the link shown below.
Valley of the Sun Clean Cities will coordinate an alternative fuel vehicle display at the bi-annual convention of Fleet Pros on March 24th at the SRP PERA Club. A full scope display of Clean Fuel vehicles will also feature ride-and-drive opportunities for the Fleet Operators attending the convention.
Take a look at “Clean Cities Past Events” in the “Events” tab drop down!
We’d like to recognize our most recent member: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
We are dedicated to advancing the environmental, energy and economic security of Central and Northern Arizona by advocating and participating in practices that promote clean domestic energy and reduce dependence on conventional petroleum based fuels.
The Maricopa Association of Governments joined the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program in 1997. The Clean Cities Program was created by the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) to support voluntary efforts by government and business to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil. There are now over eighty coalitions nationwide.
In July 2001, Maricopa Association of Governments handed over the Clean Cities operation to a group of independent stakeholders representing local industry and government. This group was re-chartered by DOE under the new name, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition. This new and improved coalition emerged with an innovative vision and strategic plan for cleaner air and a future less dependent on petroleum. Today, the coalition’s stakeholders represent more than sixty government, utility, and business organizations.
The VSCCC’s stakeholders operate nearly 7,000 alternative fuel vehicles and displace some 51 million gallons of petroleum fuel annually with alternative fuels such as natural gas, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, and electricity. According to a 2010 survey, this represents 10% of the annual consumption of alternative transportation fuel in the U.S.
To become more familiar with the Clean Cities Program and other Clean Cities Coalitions please click here.