Campus Environment and Operations Highlights 'Green' Transportation


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On Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6, Campus Environment and Operations hosted its first Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rodeo at Risman Plaza on the Kent Campus. In this week’s video, Darwin Friend, superintendent of fleet services at Kent State, explains how some of these vehicles already are in use on the Kent Campus and how they are helping the university be more environmentally friendly.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles utilize fuels other than traditional gasoline or diesel.
Photo by Bob Christy

Alternative Fuel Vehicles utilize fuels other than traditional gasoline or diesel.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles use fuels different from traditional gasoline or diesel. They use methods of powering an engine that do not involve just petroleum (e.g., electric, gasoline-electric hybrid or solar powered options). The majority of the vehicles on display were electric-powered, with a hybrid also featured. Vehicles ranged in size from a golf cart-type vehicle to a full-size box truck.

Additionally, representatives from the participating vendor companies were available to answer questions or provide additional information. They also facilitated test drives of the vehicles.

Watch the Alternative Fuel Vehicle video now.

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