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Hampton Roads Clean Energy Odyssey Day – Public Invited – Oct. 15
Part of National Event to Promote Clean Transportation Technologies
CHESAPEAKE, VA (Oct. 6, 2010) – Tidewater Community College’s Regional Automotive Center joins with Virginia Clean Cities and Green Jobs Alliance to present Hampton Roads Clean Energy Odyssey Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. The collaborative group will feature a ride-n-drive with over 20 different alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles at hand, including many new electric vehicle offerings. “Ask the expert” sessions and table-top displays will provide more detail on what these technologies mean for consumer transportation choices and economic development in Virginia.
Participants can drive alternative fuel vehicles including 100-percent pure electric, hybrid, compressed natural gas, and propane autogas vehicles. A diverse range of exhibitors and presentations will feature information on clean energy happenings in Virginia and beyond, including wind energy, solar energy, advanced vehicle technology, energy efficiency and conservation. Food and beverages will be available.
TCC Regional Automotive Center
600 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Hampton Roads Clean Energy Odyssey Day is one of over 150 sites across the country hosting events dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation and energy use. National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event organized by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and continues to be the nation’s largest alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle event.
Virginia Clean Cities teamed with TCC’s Regional Automotive Center and Green Jobs Alliance to expand the scope of the Hampton Roads Odyssey event and bring industry professionals, students and the general public together to learn about some of the innovative energy-related initiatives, technologies and programs happening throughout Hampton Roads, the commonwealth and the nation.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.