National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey is a biennial event coordinated nationally by the NAFTC, dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. Odyssey’s inaugural year in 2002 drew crowds of more than 17,000 from California to Connecticut with sites in 31 states nationwide. In 2004, Odyssey had nearly 25,000 attendees at 54 sites located in 34 states, while 24 million were reached through media coverage. In 2006, National AFV Day Odyssey proved for the third time to be the largest one-day event promoting the use of alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicles. Odyssey events were held throughout the country in 33 states, plus two sites in Canada and one site in Germany. Nearly 40,000 attendees took part in activities and Odyssey’s message reached more than 30 million individuals through media coverage! With 90 sites and more than 200,000 attendees, the 2008 event was honored with a national resolution to designate October 3, 2008, as National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day. The resolution was spearheaded by the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd and was supported by 26 other U.S. Senators. In 2010, Odyssey was hosted by 131 organizations, with 230,000 attendees and more than 98 million consumers reached through the media.
Our most recent installment of National AFV Day Odyssey, held on October 18, 2012, once again broke all records and gained tremendous national attention. With a total of 152 events held throughout the U.S. and Europe, the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey events featured industry experts, vehicle displays, educational seminars, vehicle test drives, testimonials, networking opportunities, and much more. The 2012 event was the 10-year anniversary of Odyssey and projections point towards more than 250, 000 attendees and more than 100 million people reached by media coverage!
Visit our National AFV Day Odyssey website for more information – www.afvodyssey.org.