FCCC’s all-electric walk-in van spotlighted during Odyssey Week

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. recently presented the new body styling of its plug-in MT-EV all-electric walk-in van during the culmination event at National Odyssey Day, the final event of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s Odyssey Week. The 2010 Odyssey was the program’s fifth installment and focused on bringing national attention to cleaner, more energy-efficient and smarter choices in alternative transportation technologies.

Held at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research, Odyssey Day is an alternative fuels seminar sponsored by NAFTC, West Virginia University and the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition. Its purpose is to educate the general public, community and business leaders about alternative fuels and infrastructure that are present in the marketplace today.

“FCCC was honored to present our groundbreaking all-electric chassis at the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium’s highly regarded Odyssey Day Alternative Fuels Seminar,” says Bob Harbin, president of FCCC. “At FCCC, we are committed to manufacturing sustainable products that help reduce harmful emissions and promote environmental responsibility. We’re pleased to have participated in Odyssey Day with esteemed companies that share in our sustainable values.”

FCCC launched the all-electric WIV with an enhanced body style by Morgan Olson in September at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum in Dearborn, Mich. The vehicle’s cab interior is built of lightweight, durable composites that are completely recyclable. “FCCC’s all-electric WIV announcement was a perfect complement to the Odyssey Week 2010 Alternative Fuels Seminar,” says Andrew Epting, Clean Cities grants coordinator at the South Carolina Energy Office. “The FCCC chassis is representative of what companies can do to really reduce the amount of emissions in our communities.”

In addition to the all-electric chassis, FCCC manufactures compressed natural gas WIV chassis and hybrid-electric vehicle chassis, and will offer full production of the hydraulic hybrid vehicle chassis in for the walk-in van market segment. FCCC also designs and manufactures alternative-fuel chassis for the commercial bus and motorhome market segments.