Event Highlights: Maine Clean Communities partnered with Southern Maine Community College to host Odyssey Day for the first time in Maine. Despite a nor’easter (two inches of rain and 30-knot wind gusts), more than 200 vocational high school students attended the event, along with approximately fifty fleet managers and members of the general public. Fortunately, it was possible to move the event inside.
Twenty alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles were on display, including the Hydrogen Chevy Equinox, a Tesla EV sports car, a Chevy Pickup converted to electricity, a variety of propane vehicles (including a school bus), a Honda GX, a CNG school bus, and a range of hybrids of all sizes and applications.
Booths and talks raised awareness about the Northeast Low Carbon Fuel Standard, biodiesel, carpooling and vanpooling, and idle reduction technology.