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Every two years, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) runs a series of events called National AFV Day Odyssey (the AFV stands for alternative fuel vehicles). The 2008 date for the day is, well, today and the idea is to coordinate support for the alternative fuel vehicle industry. Different sites will host ride-and-drives, vehicle displays, Q&A sessions and workshops. Another side of AFV Day is to get better communication going between the people in the USDOE/Clean Citie

In a recent press release, Travelers Insurance company announced that New Jersey is the latest state to receive their 10 percent discount for customers who own a hybrid vehicle. Now at 39 states, Travelers is also offering a central website for those who are considering a hybrid to learn about information such as tax benefits as well as obtaining policy data and insurance quotes.

The fact that the sales of hybrids, diesels and other alternative-fuel vehicles are increasing shouldn't be news to readers of AutoblogGreen. However, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have offered some real numbers in a recent press release. According to figures reported by R.L. Polk & Co., there are now 9 million alternative-fuel automobiles in the U.S. The Alliances states that auto manufacturers are well on their way of reaching their goal of selling 1 million alternative-fuel car

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