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WVU expert: Alternative fuel vehicles offer lower maintenance costs

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Micheal Smyth (l) explains electric vehicle maintenance to Pat Gross on the PBS show “Motorweek” using WVU’s cutaway training Toyota Prius.

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What’s the news?
With a mission to educate the nation about alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, a West Virginia University expert notes that electric cars are safe and have lower maintenance costs. Micheal Smyth, interim director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, will “demystify electric vehicle systems” this weekend on PBS’ “Motorweek.” Next month, NAFTC will host EXP III, including a tour of the Center for Alternative Fuel Engines and Emissions and WVU’s Personal Rapid Transit System.

Quotes and comments
“It’s so important that people understand that electric vehicles are just as safe as traditional vehicles but have different maintenance requirements. In many cases maintenance is much easier and maintenance costs are substantially lower for electric vehicles.” — Micheal Smyth, interim director of NAFTC

Read more about Smyth’s appearance on “Motorweek.”

Read about the NAFTC Expo III in Morgantown June 18-20.

Read more about the NAFTC.

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Interim Director, NAFTC


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