Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition / East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa
Sponsors/Partners: East Valley Institute of Technology – Automotive Training Center
Attendance: 700 students, consumers
Event Highlights: Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition and East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) had more than twenty-five vehicles at their National AFV Day Odyssey event exhibit. Additionally, several speakers from EVIT spoke on alternative fuel topics, such as how liquefied natural gas powers most Phoenix Metro Buses, how the new electric charging stations work, and the application of the new Roush all-liquid propane power systems.
East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 W. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Host Site Co-Coordinators: Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ, and Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition, Scottsdale, AZ
Event Type: Vehicle Displays, Workshops
Attendees: 125 Students, Instructors, Government Officials, and General Public
Event Highlights: A display of alternative fuel vehicles from Ford, Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, and many others highlighted the event. There was also first-year participation from Valley Metro, Phoenix’s public transportation company, which helped to publicize the event. A variety of guest speakers and unique break-out session topics allowed attendees to learn more about alternative fuel options. The Arizona Public Service provided rides on its electric train to and from the parking lot for event attendees. Additionally, in attendance were administrator of Dezhou Automotive College, a private college in China.
Audience: Government Officials and Students
Highlights: New automotive facility tour; vehicle and engine panel discussion that generated significant fleet manager interest. Keynote speaker Ray Hobbs’ presentation on hydrogen technology.