Odyssey Day 2010:
Utah Clean Cities Coalition showcases alternative fuel vehicles
ABC 4 News
October 15, 2010
SANDY, UT (ABC 4 News) - Friday is alternative fuel vehicle day. Across the country, people are celebrating new fuels powering our nation. Sandy was one of 100 cities to introduce new ideas to solve the fueling crisis.
Kyle Dansie drives an electric truck. He said, "Next time gas hits four dollars a gallon, I'll be laughing and other people will be crying."
That's the idea behind alternative fuels. Pass up regular fuel and save cash. Friday at Salt Lake Community College, Utah Clean Cities Coalition showcased vehicles using alternative fuels.
Kyle did his own electric conversion to his Ford pickup. He said, "We took the gas engine out, the gas tank out, all of the gas equipment is gone - it is fully electric, 100%."
Today's car show hopes to inspire others to look towards alternative fuels. A trend alternative fuel users say is a good one.
Rick Oliver from Go Natural Towing runs a fleet of natural gas trucks. He said, "Going to natural gas is a good thing. It's an American produced fuel and we're not depending on foreign oil."
Utah Valley University and the College of Eastern Utah both have programs teaching their students about these alternative fuels. They are on the front lines of this growing work force to convert and service alternative fuel vehicles.
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