Event Highlights: The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition held their 2014 Odyssey event in conjunction with the Miami International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Conference Center. Presentations included opening remarks by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, A Holistic Approach to Sustainability by DHL Express USA, Developing Natural Gas Opportunities by Ryder System, and On Their Fleet: Alt Fuel Buses, Vans & Automobiles by Broward County Transit.
Sponsors/Partners: Miami International Auto Show
Friday, October 19, 2012
9:30 am – 11:30 am
South Florida Regional Planning Council
3400 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 140
Event Highlights: The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition Odyssey event was sponsored by the 42nd Annual Miami International Auto Show (MIAS). At the event, the MIAS described how they have transformed their November show—which attracts more than 600,000 people each year—into a green event. The Odyssey event also included a preview of the MIAS’ new ECO Experience (that will feature the show’s first-ever indoor electric vehicle track), an update on the Drive Electric Florida Community Readiness grant, a review of the 2012 Clean Cities Peer Exchange and Vehicle Technology Deployment Workshop, a stakeholder presentation on fuel savings and other advantages of owning a Chevy Volt from a transportation engineer, and other speakers and exhibits on alternative fuels.
Sponsors/Partners: Wise Gas, Boward County Government, South Florida Regional Planning Council
Attendance: 20 consumers
Event Highlights: The Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition (formerly Gold Coast) held the first National AFV Odyssey Day event at Wise Gas, Florida’s first publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) station, located in Fort Lauderdale. Attendees were able to see first hand the process that natural gas goes through at the station before vehicles are fueled. Other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles from public and private fleets were displayed, with representatives available to answer questions about how each vehicle is used and what the benefits are from using these vehicles.
Attendees received literature about alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and how to be involved in environmental stewardship programs. In addition, Clean Cities members were also able to share information on current projects and upcoming events to continue promoting alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and the necessary infrastructure.