AVI and NAFTC Join to Provide Online and In Person Alternative Fuels Training

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Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This two-day course helps participants obtain a solid foundation of information about alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicles. Through this course, participants gain the ability to discuss different alternative fuel technologies, fuel prices, and how they are affected by national and international events. Unstable fuel prices, coupled with concerns for the environment and air quality, have led many Americans to seek information about alternatives to gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum-based products.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-10-3
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • General Public / Consumers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe the sources and effects of air pollution caused by transportation vehicles.
  • Explain the problem of U.S. dependence on foreign energy supplies.
  • List the alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies that are currently available or in development for release in the next few years.
  • Explain the advantages, disadvantages, technology, components, infrastructure, and availability of
    • Ethanol, methanol, and synthetic fuels
    • Natural gas (compressed and liquified)
    • Battery-powered electric vehicles
    • Hydrogen-powered vehicles
    • Hybrid electric vehicles
    • Propane autogas
    • Fuel cells
    • Plug-in hybrids

 

Course outline:

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Why do we need alternative fuels?
    • Laws, regulations, programs, and incentives
    • Propane vehicles
    • Natural gas vehicles
    • Ethanol, methanol, and synthetic fuels
    • Biodiesel
  • Day Two
    • Battery-powered electric vehicles
    • Hybrid electric vehicles
    • Hydrogen-powered vehicles
    • Fuel cells

Fuel System Inspector

This two-day course helps participants learn how to safely inspect CNG components to NFPA 52 code, provides information to help pass the CSA Fuel System Inspector exam, and teaches participants to recognize unsafe vehicles. Participants will gain an understanding of regulations needed to inspect CNG components on a conversion, learn what documents to study to be compliant with local and national laws. Understanding the different types of issues that can occur in regards to pressure relief devices. It is best to take this course after taking the Light-Duty Natural Gas or Heavy-Duty Natural Gas training. Participants who have taken this training have an excellent record of passing the CSA exam. Today there are more than 15.2 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in use. These vehicles use CNG cylinders, which along with system components, require periodic inspection, creating a demand for certified inspectors. Current standards require visual inspection once every three years or 36,000 miles over the life of the container. Good shop practice recommends a more frequent general inspection. The inspector needs to know what to look for, how to visually inspect, and how to determine whether the cylinder is safe.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-19-6
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Post- secondary education
  • Code Officials/AHJs

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Understand theory, equipment, safety, and good work practices.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the types of cylinders and fuel system components used in CNG vehicle systems.
  • Visually inspect CNG cylinders and fuel system components for damage and deterioration.
  • Describe construction techniques and material types used in CNG cylinder manufacturing.
  • Vent and store CNG cylinders safely.
  • Recognize various failure models.
  • Safely and confidently handle CNG cylinders and fuel lines related to the system.
  • Perform required reporting procedures.
  • With additional study, become a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector by passing the CSA International standardized certification test for cylinder inspection. (CSA International is a recognized certification and standards organization). This course along with study will help prepare you for the certification exam which is available at CSA International.
  • Hands-on activities will provide participants with the opportunity to perform CNG vehicle fuels system inspections themselves on a CNG vehicle.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction to natural gas and natural gas vehicles
    • Natural gas vehicle fuel system components
  • Day Two
    • Applicable standards for fuel storage cylinders and pressure relief devices
    • Physical assessment of CNG cylinders and pressure relief devices
    • Physical assessment of CNG cylinders and pressure relief devices
    • Preparation for CSA test

Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

This two-day course helps participants learn how to safely inspect CNG components to NFPA 52 code, provides information to help pass the CSA Fuel System Inspector exam, and teaches participants to recognize unsafe vehicles. Participants will gain an understanding of regulations needed to inspect CNG components on a conversion, learn what documents to study to be compliant with local and national laws. Understanding the different types of issues that can occur in regards to pressure relief devices. It is best to take this course after taking the Light-Duty Natural Gas or Heavy-Duty Natural Gas training. Participants who have taken this training have an excellent record of passing the CSA exam. Today there are more than 15.2 million natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in use. These vehicles use CNG cylinders, which along with system components, require periodic inspection, creating a demand for certified inspectors. Current standards require visual inspection once every three years or 36,000 miles over the life of the container. Good shop practice recommends a more frequent general inspection. The inspector needs to know what to look for, how to visually inspect, and how to determine whether the cylinder is safe.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-13-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Secondary Education
  • Post- Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to common emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision.
  • List the major policies and regulations pertaining to the installation, operation, and inspection of gaseous fuel vehicles.
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in describing, measuring, and handling natural gas.
  • State the chemical and physical properties of methane (natural gas).
  • Describe OTTO and diesel cycle engines and explain how combustion differs from engines powered by a gaseous fuel.
  • Calculate the correct air-fuel ratio to achieve best power, lowest emissions, and greatest fuel economy.
  • Describe the components of a natural gas fuel system and explain how each operates.
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it.
  • Describe basic diagnostic techniques, the use of the diagnostic scan tool (DST), and the meanings of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction alternative fuels
    • Light-duty CNG pressure and storage systems, including LNG as it relates to fueling stations
  • Day Three
    • CNG conversion systems including intake manifold modification to accommodate CNG injectors
    • Injector wiring and conversion software setup testing
  • Day Two
    • Electronic engine control featuring dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles
    • CNG components, safety and testing

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

This three-day course helps participants develop an understanding of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles, on-board natural gas storage systems, and safety devices used to release stored fuel. The course covers both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) systems.

The number of heavy-duty vehicles powered by alternative fuels is growing every year. Mandates such as the Energy Policy Act of 1992 require most large fleets to include alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in ever-growing numbers. Therefore AFV technicians need to know everything that is currently applicable to heavy duty vehicles, along with new technologies to work with AFV fueling systems.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-14-1
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • Explain the process of converting a diesel vehicle to run on natural gas.
  • Explain CNG components and how to install them.
  • Understand the benefits of using CNG and its properties compared to gasoline, diesel, and propane.
  • Learn the differences of CNG flammability range compared to other fuels.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction alternative fuels
    • CNG pressure and storage systems, including LNG
  • Day Three
    • CNG conversion systems
  • Day Two
    • Electronic engine control featuring Cummins Westport and how on-board storage systems work together
    • CNG components, safety and testing

This three-day course focuses on the understanding of the cryogenic state that liquefied natural gas (LNG) resides in, respect for LNG in regards to all safety aspects, and fuel range in comparison to gasoline and diesel.

The AFV technician needs to know everything that is currently applicable to heavy-duty vehicles, along with new technology to deal with the LNG fuel system, engine, electronics, and exhaust. Facilities hosting this workshop must have LNG vehicles available for instruction.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-15-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Fleet Managers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • Explain the sources and processing of gaseous fuels.
  • Describe the components of an LNG fuel system and explain how each operates.
  • Explain LNG technology and calculate the correct air-fuel ratio to achieve best power, lowest emissions, and greatest fuel economy.
  • Describe Otto and diesel cycle engines and explain how combustion differs from gasoline CNG
  • Learn the concepts of pressure, density, and volume in describing, measuring, and handling gaseous fuels.
  • Explain the operation of the electronic control module (ECM) and the components that connect to it.
  • List personnel and shop safety procedures and describe the appropriate responses to emergencies such as fire, gas leakage, and collision.
  • List the major policies and regulations pertaining to the installation, operation, and inspection of gaseous fuel vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Alternative fuel vehicles
    • Pressure, temperature, and density
  • Day Three
    • Vehicle group activities
    • Safety, maintenance, and inspection
    • Information for fleet managers
  • Day Two
    • Fuel system components
    • Electric control systems
    • Ignition requirements and controls
    • Combustion and engine design

This three-day course teaches participants to safely service and maintain propane autogas vehicles. The class covers both liquid and vapor-injected propane autogas vehicle systems and converted and factory-made propane autogas vehicles.

Participants will also learn how propane autogas is produced, benefits and considerations of using the fuel, and appropriate safety practices.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-17-2
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations.

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this three-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe the properties and characteristis of propane autogas.
  • Identify the different types of propane autogas vehicles and the different systems powering them.
  • Identify the various components of the propane autogas system.
  • Diagnose and repair propane autogas-fueled vehicles.
  • Overcome the unique challenges of retrofitting vehicles with propane autogas equipment.
  • Describe the technical aspects of propane autogas systems.
  • Identify and follow shop safety procedures associated with propane autogas.

on of gaseous fuel vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Propane autogas and other alternative fuels
    • Original equipment manufacturers and converted vehicles
  • Day Three
    • System operation for two types of fuel injection systems
    • Theory of operation for liquid and vapor injection conversion
    • How to perform post installation software settings
  • Day Two
    • Fuel system components
    • Electric control systems
    • Ignition requirements and controls
    • Combustion and engine design

This two-day course focuses on the basic concepts of battery electric vehicles.

The number of electric and hybrid vehicles is growing every year. Mandates such as the federal Energy Policy Act and the California Federal Pilot Program require most large fleets to include alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in ever-growing numbers. All of this means that the demand for AFV technicians is increasing dramatically. The AFV technician needs to know everything that is currently applicable to battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, along with new technology to deal with the batteries, electric motors, controllers, and auxiliary equipment.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-30-1
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Explain types of vehicles emissions, their impact on the environment, and health issues related to emissions.
  • Discuss the impact of dependence on foreign oil on the U.S economy, the effects of supply and demand, and the impacts of foreign policy and a global fuel economy.
  • Discuss the origins and history of early vehicles, recognizing early developments in electric vehicle technologies and their competition.
  • Categorize personal, shop, and battery safety procedures into practices, explain battery safety and causes of dangers, and discuss warning labels and rating systems of fire extinguishers.
  • Discuss vehicle safety systems, safety disconnects, safety interlock loops, and grounding, and explain correct procedures for maintenance of BEVs and HEVs.
  • Identify basic propulsion systems and major systems of electric vehicles (EVs), identify the impact of battery characteristics, compare AC and DC motors, and compare reliability and economy of EVs in contrast to the gasoline engines.
  • Discuss battery pack configurations, energy concepts and battery technology, battery chargers, and the electronic systems of the BEV/HEV.
  • Discuss energy storage and consumption systems, energy source components, and two HEV design models, and compare and contrast the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and the HEV/ICE.
  • Discuss EV test equipment, compare onboard diagnostic equipment with hand-held equipment and techniques for maintenance, and discuss test procedures for batteries, controllers, and motors.
  • Explain maintenance procedures for non-OEM EVs and HEVs through knowing timetables and features, and discuss troubleshooting techniques through sequential diagnostic models’ and recognizing system of substandard vehicles performance.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Why do we need alternative fuels?
    • Legislation on air quality
    • History of electric and hybrid vehicles
    • Electric and hybrid vehicle safety
    • Electric vehicle technology and components
  • Day Two
    • Electric vehicle technology and components
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Ignition requirements and controls
    • Combustion and engine desig

This five-day course helps participants understand electric drive vehicles and how they operate differently from conventionally-fueled vehicles. Participants will learn how to safely maintain hybrid electric and electric drive vehicles. The information covered in the course has helped participants pass the ASE L3 certification test.

The number of electric drive vehicles is growing every year. Mandates such as the Federal Energy Policy Act require most large fleets to include alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in ever-growing numbers. In addition, many consumers have chosen electric drive vehicles.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-57-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviation

Course designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Post-secondary Education
  • Fleet Managers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this five-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe electric vehicle powertrains for series, parallel and series-parallel hybrid, and fuel cell hybrid powertrains in electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles.
  • List necessary personal protective equipment, such as high voltage insulating gloves, and how to field test prior to use.
  • Explain safety rating systems for electrical meters and leads.
  • Explain keyless start (smart key operation). Recognize powered up key mode and how it relates to the ready mode.
  • Understand EV direct current (DC) to DC converters and vehicle charging of 12-volt system. Explain current charge level relationship to power up key modes. Describe the electric park switch, shift lever position, and how they communicate to the power management electric control unit (ECU).
  • Recognize high-voltage (HV) components, including the inverter (with voltage boosting), service plug and how it relates to the interlock, battery, and system main relays.
  • Conduct high voltage battery pack testing and diagnostics related to different types of hybrid batteries including lithium-ion technologies.
  • Explain different battery cell chemistries. Discuss air-cooled and liquid battery pack cooling systems. Describe current battery leak detection procedures of hybrid battery packs, including high voltage cables. Describe electric air conditioning compressors.
  • Discuss Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging standards compared to DC fast charging. Explain how plug-in charging issues are tested and diagnosed.
  • Explain inverter control of torque and speed and inverter boost. Explain how an inverter converts DC to AC and AC to DC.
  • Explain safety procedures to discharge an inverter, describe fault detection systems within the inverter, and explain how fault detection relates to the rest of the hybrid system.
  • Describe motor-generator operation, testing, and diagnoses with all necessary diagnostic equipment needed to work on a hybrid vehicle and/or electric vehicles. Demonstrate electrical measurements of phase –to-phase resistance and insulation resistance.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction to hybrid electric and other alternative fuel vehicles
  • Day Three
    • Hybrid batteries and battery diagnostics
  • Day Five
    • Chevy Volt operation, testing and diagnostics
  • Day Two
    • System main relays, and controllers that operate them
  • Day Four
    • Isolation fault detection motor testing and diagnostics

This five-day course helps participants understand electric drive vehicles and how they operate differently from conventionally fueled vehicles. Participants will learn how to safely maintain hybrid electric and electric drive vehicles. The information covered in the course has helped participants pass the ASE L3 certification test.

The number of electric drive vehicles is growing every year. Mandates such as the Federal Energy Policy Act require most large fleets to include alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in ever-growing numbers. In addition, many consumers have chosen electric drive vehicles.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-57-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Secondary Education

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this five-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe electric vehicle powertrains for series, parallel and series-parallel hybrid, and fuel cell hybrid powertrains in electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles.
  • List necessary personal protective equipment, such as high voltage insulating gloves, and how to field test prior to use.
  • Explain safety rating systems for electrical meters and leads.
  • Explain keyless start (smart key operation). Recognize powered up key mode and how it relates to the ready mode.
  • Understand EV direct current (DC) to DC converters and vehicle charging of 12-volt system. Explain current charge level relationship to power up key modes. Describe the electric park switch, shift lever position, and how they communicate to the power management electric control unit (ECU).
  • Recognize high-voltage (HV) components, including the inverter (with voltage boosting), service plug and how it relates to the interlock, battery, and system main relays.
  • Access HEV or EV controller area network (CAN) data, Parameter Identification data (PID) and how to use PID’s for diagnostics on Ford, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Honda, and Toyota hybrids and Toyota Plug-in models.
  • Conduct high voltage battery pack testing and diagnostics related to different types of hybrid batteries including lithium-ion technologies.
  • Explain different battery cell chemistries. Discuss air-cooled and liquid battery pack cooling systems. Describe current battery leak detection procedures of hybrid battery packs, including high voltage cables. Describe electric air conditioning compressors.
  • Discuss Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging standards compared to DC fast charging. Explain how plug-in charging issues are tested and diagnosed.
  • Explain inverter control of torque and speed and inverter boost. Explain how an inverter converts DC to AC and AC to DC.
  • Explain safety procedures to discharge an inverter, describe fault detection systems within the inverter, and explain how fault detection relates to the rest of the hybrid system.
  • Describe motor-generator operation, testing, and diagnoses with all necessary diagnostic equipment needed to work on a hybrid vehicle and/or electric vehicles. Demonstrate electrical measurements of phase –to-phase resistance and insulation resistance.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction to hybrid electric and other alternative fuel vehicles
  • Day Three
    • Hybrid batteries and battery diagnostics
  • Day Five
    • Chevy Volt operation, testing and diagnostics
  • Day Two
    • System main relays, and controllers that operate them
  • Day Four
    • Isolation fault detection motor testing and diagnostics

This two-day course helps participants understand who has the authority to make decisions regarding jurisdiction, differentiate applied voltage and amperage versus supply equipment charging capacities, and understand electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), battery capacity, and charge time.

The introduction of electric drive vehicles requires a unique infrastructure that includes specialized charging equipment and adequate electric service. Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is a carefully planned network that safely allows electricity to flow from a designated power source to an electric vehicle. The installation of electric vehicle infrastructure is an essential component for the sustainability of the electric vehicle market.

Course materials provided:

    • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-59-2
    • Includes review questions and learning activities
    • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Code Officials/AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe alternatives to petroleum use for transportation; such as electric drive vehicles.
  • Describe what electric drive is and how to identify it.
  • Describe electric vehicle infrastructure.
  • Describe how qualified electricians participate in the EVSE planning and installation process.
  • Describe the characteristics of AC (alternation current) and DC (direct current).
  • Describe the major players involved in setting EVSE codes and standards.
  • Explain the differences between on peak and off peak charging.
  • Describe the three levels of charge; Level 1 AC, Level 2 AC, and DC Fast Charging.
  • Understanding when an electrical panel upgrade is necessary.
  • Understand the construction and connections made to service panels and sub panels.
  • Explain the EVSE permit and the role of the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ ) regarding this permit.
  • Have the ability to define AHJs.
  • Explain electric drive fleet applications.
  • Challenges for creating a sustained electric drive vehicle market.
  • Day One
    • Types of hybrid electric vehicles
    • Electric drive vehicle design
    • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and how they are different from range extending electric vehicles
    • Electric vehicle applications
    • Differences between internal combustion engine and electric vehicles
    • Components of Hybrid and Plug-in and battery technology
    • Onboard charging equipment and how it works with SAE J1772 type plug and connector
    • Three different levels of charging and electrical requirements to support them
    • Energy and the generation of electricity, including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal power, and biomass
  • Day Two
    • Electricity measurements
    • Main Service panel, meter, amperage service needed for electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) unit
    • Electricity cost per Kilowatt hour, off peak charging and on peak charging
    • Personnel involved with EV Infrastructure Installation
    • EVSE manufacturers, electrician utility companies and authority having jurisdiction
    • Electric vehicle and PHEV conductive charge coupler
    • EVSE installation

Available as a two-day course or individual four-hour workshops, this course helps participants understand the variety of alternative fuels, learn how to work toward energy independence, and understand technologies that support petroleum reduction.

Petroleum Reduction Technologies (PRT) is aimed at reducing petroleum consumption and its effects on the economy, health, and the environment.

This course is designed specifically to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, advanced vehicle technologies, petroleum reduction technologies, fuel economy, idle reduction, and related technologies.

Course materials provided:

    • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
    • Includes review questions and learning activities
    • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • General / Consumers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors

Individual modules of this course are available. Click the links below to learn more.

  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Biodiesel
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Ethanol
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Natural Gas
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Propane
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Hydrogen
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Electric Drive
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Fuel Economy
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Idle Reduction

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe petroleum reduction technologies and related vehicles.
  • Explain the basic history of petroleum reduction technologies.
  • Describe how petroleum reduction technologies may help the environment.
  • Explain how petroleum reduction technologies may help stimulate the economy.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use petroleum reduction technologies to attain it.
  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting to fuel efficient fleets.
  • Learn about the availability and cost of petroleum reduction technologies and related vehicles.
  • Identify the advantages of petroleum reduction technologies.
  • Understand how petroleum reduction technology related vehicles perform, compared to conventional vehicles.
  • Describe energy security and how petroleum reduction technologies can be used to attain it.
  • Day One
    • Reducing petroleum consumption
    • Reducing emissions
    • The need for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles
    • Federal requirements
    • Definition of alternative fuels
    • State and local requirements
    • Consumer acceptance
    • Consumer demand
    • Biodiesel
    • Ethanol
    • Natural Gas
  • Day Two
    • Propane
    • Electric drive vehicles
    • Hydrogen
    • Fuel economy
    • Idle reduction

Available as a two-day course or independent four-hour workshops, this course helps participants learn about green fleet incentives and how to implement them. It gives participants an opportunity to share ideas and work experience with other fleet managers, learn about advanced technology, alternative fuel vehicles, and their fleet applications. Petroleum Reduction Technologies (PRT) is aimed at reducing petroleum consumption and its effects on the economy, health, and the environment.

This course is designed specifically to raise awareness and foster a greater understanding of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, advanced vehicle technologies, petroleum reduction technologies, federal and state grant funding opportunities, fuel economy, idle reduction, and related technologies.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • General / Consumers
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors

Individual modules of this course are available. Click the links below to learn more.

  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Biodiesel Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Ethanol Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Natural Gas Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Propane Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Hydrogen Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Electric Drive Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Fuel Economy Fleet Applications
  • Petroleum Reduction Technologies: Idle Reduction Fleet Applications

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Discuss the role of fleet managers.
  • Explain what a green fleet is and why they are becoming important.
  • Identify alternative fuels for use in green fleets.
  • Discuss the eight key areas in fleet management and how alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles relate to each.
  • Day One
    • Reducing petroleum consumption
    • Reducing emissions
    • The need for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles
    • Federal requirements
    • Definition of alternative fuels
    • State and local requirements
    • Consumer acceptance
    • Consumer demand
    • Biodiesel
    • Ethanol
    • Natural Gas
  • Day Two
    • Propane
    • Electric drive vehicles
    • Hydrogen
    • Fuel economy
    • Idle reduction

This two-day course helps participants understand how to switch from diesel to biodiesel for personal use and develop an excellent understanding of the theory and process of how to make biodiesel. This course is suited for automotive instructors or anyone who is interested in using biodiesel.

Any diesel engine after 1994 can use biodiesel as a fuel. This course describes engine systems, biodiesel blends, and biodiesel production. The ASTM D6751 standards will be discussed in great detail, as will the benefits and drawbacks of biodiesel technology. When taught at selected locations, this course also includes a demonstration of fuel-making equipment.

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-11-0
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Course designed for:

  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this two-day course will enable you to:

  • Describe alternative to petroleum use for transportation; electric drive vehicles
  • Discuss theory of biodiesel.
  • List safety issues concerning chemicals needed to make biodiesel, biodiesel recipes, and what titration is and the different ways to perform this procedure.
  • Descrbe how algae may be made to make biodiesel.

Course outline:

  • Day One
    • Introduction to biodiesel
    • Production of biodiesel and safety guidelines
  • Day Two
    • Biodiesel challenges
    • Biodiesel benefits

Live Workshops

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants learn basics of biodiesel, titration and splash blending, biodiesel safety issues, performance, and emissions.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe what biodiesel is and how to use different blends.
  • Describe how to make biodiesel.
  • Explain basic history of biodiesel.
  • Describe how biodiesel may help public health.
  • Explain how biodiesel may help stimulate the economy.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use biodiesel to attain it
  • Compare biodiesel to diesel.

Course outline:

  • What is biodiesel and how is it made
  • Safety guidelines
  • Splash blending
  • Energy security benefits
  • Renewable benefits
  • Biodiesel emissions results
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  • Transesterification and safety guidelines
  • Biodiesel and school buses

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand ethanol safety issues ethanol, production, and how emissions differ in comparison to conventional fuels.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe what ethanol is and how to identify.
  • Explain the basic history of ethanol.
  • Describe how ethanol may help public health.
  • Explain how ethanol may help stimulate the economy.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use ethanol to attain it.
  • Discuss the importance of ethanol.

Course outline:

  • Introduction to ethanol
  • Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Transport and distribution
  • Ethanol fueling stations safety features
  • Flexible fuel vehicle performance
  • Safety and maintenance

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand natural gas basics, safety requirements, incentives to convert to natural gas, fuel quality, costs, and advantages.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Define natural gas.
  • Explain the benefits of natural gas.
  • Describe natural gas production.
  • Discuss differences between natural gas and conventional vehicles.
  • List natural gas vehicle components.
  • Describe basic natural gas vehicle maintenance

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of natural gas
  • Explain what an natural gas is and why it is important
  • Identify natural gas fuels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal level

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop teaches participants about propane autogas fuel properties, propane autogas fuel systems, vehicle conversions. The workshop covers both liquid and vapor injection systems for propane autogas vehicles.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe what propane autogas is and how to identity it.
  • Explain the basic history of propane autogas
  • Describe how propane autogas may help public health and the environment.
  • Explain how propane autogas may help stimulate the economy.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use propane autogas to attain it.
  • Explain how propane autogas is manufactured and produced.
  • Describe how propane autogas is transported.
  • Explain the differences between propane autogas and conventional vehicles.
  • Describe the performance of propane autogas vehicles.
  • Explain different types of propane autogas vehicles used today.

Course outline:

  • Comparison of propane autogas to gasoline
  • Energy content of propane autogas verses gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE)
  • Octane rating flammability range and other properties
  • Crude oil refining transport, distribution and infrastructure
  • Propane autogas fueling station safety and identifying propane hazard placards
  • Dedicated, bi-fuel vehicles and how they differ in regard to the conversion process
  • Propane autogas vehicle components
  • Fuel injection system, liquid injection and vapor injection

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand the production of hydrogen with electricity from solar, wind, and water power, newest technologies used in a hydrogen production, and fuel cell technology and applications in hydrogen vehicles.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe what hydrogen is and how to identify it.
  • Describe how hydrogen may help the environment.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use hydrogen to attain it.
  • Describe how hydrogen is transported.
  • Describe how hydrogen is distributed.
  • Explain the differences between hydrogen ICE-powered vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Describe how hydrogen is transported.

Course outline:

  • Chemical properties of hydrogen, flammability range, octane rating and hydrogen storage
  • Producing hydrogen from natural gas steam methane reforming
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Transport, distribution and US pipelines infrastructure
  • Identifying hydrogen hazard placards
  • Differences between hydrogen and conventional vehicles, and fuel cells verses ICE
  • Hydrogen vehicle components, safety and performance

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four hour workshop helps participants understand the different types of electric drive vehicles and how they operate, the workshop also covers differences between electric and conventional vehicles, safety issues with electric drive vehicles, and technologies developed for electric drive vehicles.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe what electric drive is and how to identify it
  • Explain the basic history of electric drive.
  • Describe how electric drive vehicles may help stimulate the economy.
  • Describe what energy security is and how to use electric drive vehicles to attain it.
  • Describe the electricity infrastructure.
  • Explain the different charging levels and options.
  • Describe the sustainability of electric drive vehicles.
  • Explain the differences between electric drive and conventional vehicles.
  • Describe the components of electric drive vehicle

Course outline:

  • Defining the different types of electric drive vehicles
  • What is are series, series parallel, or range extending vehicles and how are they different
  • Renewable sources of electricity
  • Battery technologies
  • Electric Infrastructure, including home charging level 1 and level 2 pubic charge and level 3 charging
  • Electric drive components motor generators
  • Conversions

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand driving habit changes that save fuel, future vehicle technologies that will reduce fuel costs, and manufacturer labeling, and how to interpret it.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe fuel economy.
  • Explain the basic history of fuel economy.
  • Describe how fuel economy affects energy security.
  • Describe policies that drive fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain manufacturer and consumer methods for implementing fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain how fuel economy improvements relate to sustainability and cost efficiency.
  • Explain typical differences between fuel efficient and conventional vehicles.
  • Explain consumer strategies for improved fuel economy and its effects
  • Describe new fuel efficient vehicle performance, safety, and maintenance.
  • Describe some fuel efficient production vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Definition of fuel economy
  • What affects fuel economy?
  • Fuel economy policies, infrastructure, and sustainability
  • Corporate average fuel economy
  • Alternative fueled vehicles and miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (MPGe)
  • Fuel economy and greenhouse gases
  • Fuel economy, emissions test procedures, and smog rating
  • Window stickers
  • Distribution and Infrastructure
  • Gas guzzler tax
  • Differences between fuel efficient vehicles and conventional vehicles
  • Variable valve timing and lift (VVT&L)
  • Cylinder deactivation, turbochargers, and superchargers
  • Integrated starter/generator
  • Direct fuel injection, continously variable transmission(CVT) and automated manual transmission
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Consumer driving strategies
  • Tire pressure, air conditioning, and traffic routing

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants learn idle reduction strategies and technology that supports them, learn about auxiliary power units used in truck stops, and learn federal and state policies in regards to idle reduction.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe fuel economy.
  • Explain the basic history of fuel economy.
  • Describe how fuel economy affects energy security.
  • Describe policies that drive fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain manufacturer and consumer methods for implementing fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain how fuel economy improvements relate to sustainability and cost efficiency.
  • Explain typical differences between fuel efficient and conventional vehicles.
  • Explain consumer strategies for improved fuel economy and its effects
  • Describe new fuel efficient vehicle performance, safety, and maintenance.
  • Describe some fuel efficient production vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Definition of fuel economy
  • What affects fuel economy?
  • Fuel economy policies, infrastructure, and sustainability
  • Corporate average fuel economy
  • Alternative fueled vehicles and miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (MPGe)
  • Fuel economy and greenhouse gases
  • Fuel economy and emissions test procedures, and smog rating
  • Window stickers
  • Distribution and Infrastructure
  • Gas guzzler tax
  • Differences between fuel efficient vehicles and conventional vehicles
  • Variable valve timing and lift (VVT&L)
  • Cylinder deactivation, turbochargers and superchargers
  • Integrated starter/generator
  • Direct fuel injection, continously variable transmission(CVT) and automated manual transmission
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Consumer driving strategies
  • Tire pressure, air conditioning and traffic routing

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand what biodiesel is, safety issues, and how to reduce operating costs by using biodiesel and improving efficiency. Participants will also learn how to improve tracking and report skills and share successes with employees, shareholders, and the public as it relates to biodiesel.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting to biodiesel fleets.
  • Learn about the availability and cost of biodiesel fuel.
  • Identify the advantages of using biodiesel.
  • Understand how to safely handle biodiesel.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of biodiesel fleet managers
  • Explain what a biodiesel fleet is and why they are becoming important
  • Identify biodiesel fuels for use in green fleets
  • Learn how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal level

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand ethanol basics, safety issues, operating costs, and efficiency. Participants will also learn how to improve fuel tracking and reporting and share successes with employees, shareholders, and the public as they relate to ethanol.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Talk about incentives for converting to ethanol fleets.
  • Discuss about the availability and cost of ethanol fuel.
  • Identify the advantages of using ethanol.
  • Understand how to safely handle ethanol.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of ethanol fleet managers
  • Explain what an ethanol fleet is and why they are becoming important
  • Identify ethanol fuels for use in green fleets
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal level

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand propane autogas as a vehicle fuel including, fuel production, safety, and costs. Students also learn to improve fuel and maintenance tracking and reporting to share propane autogas experiences with employees, shareholders, and the public.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting to propane autogas fleets.
  • Learn about the availability and cost of propane autogas fuel.
  • Identify the advantages of using propane autogas.
  • Understand how to safely handle propane autogas.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of propane autogas fleet managers
  • Explain what an propane autogas fleet is and why they are becoming important.
  • Identify propane autogas for use in green fleets
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal levels

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand hydrogen as a vehicle fuel including, fuel composition, and safety requirements. Students also learn to improve fuel and maintenance tracking and reporting to share hydrogen experiences with employees, shareholders, and the public.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting to hydrogen fleets.
  • Learn about the availability and cost of hydrogen fuel.
  • Identify the advantages of using hydrogen.
  • Understand how to safely handle hydrogen.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of hydrogen fleet managers
  • Explain what an hydrogen fleet is and why they are becoming important
  • Identify hydrogen fuels for use in green fleets
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal levels

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand electric drive vehicles, charging, battery capacity, and safety requirements. Students also learn to improve electric vehicle tracking and reporting to share electric drive fleet experiences with employees, shareholders, and the public.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting fleets to electric drive.
  • Learn about the range and cost of electricity when used in a fleet application.
  • Identify the advantages of using electric drive vehicles.
  • Understand how to safely handle electric drive vehicles and the training required.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of electric drive fleet managers
  • Explain what an electric drive fleet is and why they are becoming important
  • Identify electric drive fuels for use in green fleets
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal levels

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants learn new ways to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions and how to implement alternative fuels to improve overall fuel economy for your fleet.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets.
  • Learn about incentives for converting to fuel efficient fleets.
  • Learn about the range and cost of fuel efficient strategies and vehicles.
  • Identify the advantages of fuel economy improvements.
  • Understand how fuel efficient vehicles perform, compared to conventional vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of fuel economy fleet managers
  • Explain what an fuel economy fleet is and why they are becoming important
  • Identify fuel efficient vehicles for use in green fleets
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal levels

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants understand new technologies that support idle reduction. Students also learn to improve idle reduction tracking and reporting to share idle reduction experiences with employees, shareholders, and the public.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction/Contractors
  • General Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Explain how to implement green fleets using idle reduction
  • Learn about incentives for utilizing idle reduction technologies and strategies
  • Identify the advantages of idle reduction technologies and strategies
  • Understand the performance savings of vehicles with idle reduction technologies

Course outline:

  • Discuss the role of idle reduction fleet managers.
  • Explain what fleet idle reduction is and why they are becoming important.
  • Identify components used to support idle reduction in heavy duty truck stops.
  • Learning how to get buy-in from other management and staff levels.
  • Learn tax incentives at a state and federal level.

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

This four-hour workshop helps participants learn safety concerns, the proper way to tow an electric drive vehicle, how to find and read quick reference guides. Participants will also share alternative fuel vehicle experiences in the towing business.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-15-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Towing Company Employees
  • Fleet Managers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe the different types of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and how to recognize them by brand name and manufacturer.
  • Understand different advanced battery technology and how they differ from lead acid in regards to safety and handing at an accident site.
  • Explain how to properly respond to different types of fuel spills from alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Explain how to respond to fires involving alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Describe when and how to use safety disconnects for electric vehicles before towing.
  • Demonstrate what type of equipment to use when towing an electric drive vehicle and how to attach to them.
  • Explain added safety precautions while hoisting an electric drive vehicle onto a flat-bed tow truck.
  • Know standard towing operating procedures for electric drive vehicles.
  • Expalain safety issues in regards to CNG, LNG, propane autogas, ethanol, and biodiesel.

Course outline:

  • General towing and roadside assistance operation and best practices
  • Introduction to alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
  • Components of fuel systems and how they relate to safety during towing
  • Differences between hydrogen and conventional vehicles
  • Hydrogen and the internal combustion engine
  • Different types of high voltage battery technology used in electric drive vehicles and how to recognize a breached battery housing
  • Roadside assistance including jumpstarting electric drive vehicles
  • Assessing and approaching the incident scene
  • Powering down an advanced technology vehicle

Clean Air and Energy Independence:

An Overview of Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are becoming more common on our nation’s roadways. With increased vehicle use, more and more of these vehicles will reach the end of their life span and wind up in an automotive recycling location. Automotive recycling operators should be aware of the characteristics of AFVs ensure that they are safely disposed.

 

Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-15-8
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Properly and safely identify, assess, and approach an electric drive vehicle (EV) or AFV.
  • Name potential hazards of working with an EV or AFV.
  • Discuss fuel storage and system components of EVs and AFVs.
  • List the basic properties of EVs and AFVs.
  • Describe correct personal protective equipment to be used in dealing with an EV or AFV.
  • Follow proper procedures for dismantling, recycling, and crushing EVs and AFVs.

Course outline:

  • General AFV and EV recycling operation and best practices
  • Introduction to AFVs and EVs
  • Components of fuel systems and how they relate to safety during recycling
  • Differences between AFVs and conventional vehicles
  • Different types of high voltage battery technologies used in EVs and how to recognize their housing

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