NAFTC - Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Technician Training
Monday, August 19, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Technician Training
Get "hands-on" experience from extensive shop activities
Electric drive vehicles, including Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Battery-Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PhEVs), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), and Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREVs) are appearing on America's highways in ever increasing numbers. As a consequence, the need for qualified technicians to service and maintain these vehicles is growing rapidly. This five-day hands-on course is designed for the professional technician or automotive student and will teach you safety, service procedures, computer diagnostics, vehicle systems, battery technologies, and the nature of electricity as an automotive fuel source.
Why Electric Drive Training?
The course also explains appropriate safety measures in maintaining advanced electric drive vehicles and describes electric propulsion systems including the construction, operation, control strategies, service tools, scan tool data, and basic diagnostic fundamentals. Course objectives include coverage of required fundamentals, system design and operation, diagnostics, service and repair of HEVs, BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs. Adhering to appropriate and necessary safety measures for each type of vehicle will be emphasized. The electric propulsion systems will be described including construction, operation, control strategies, service tools, scan tool data, and basic diagnostic fundamentals. Auxiliary systems required by these alternative power trains, such as (but not limited to) electric power steering and electric air conditioning compressors, will be explained. The course has a heavy incorporation and concentration on hands-on shop time and lab activities.
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 to buy and drive electric drive passenger vehicles for both economic and environmental reasons.
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 servicing automobiles, along with new electric vehicle technology. This course meets the needs of the technician, the employer, the fleet operator, and the training institution.
This course is available to NAFTC member schools as a train-the-trainer upon advance request.Course Materials Provided to the Participant:
Classes are offered through the National Alternative Fuels Training Laboratory in Morgantown, WV. Customized classes can be brought to your doorstep and are designed to meet your particular needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details, class pricing, and for NAFTC membership information.
*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.
When & Where
National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is a pioneer and national leader in developing, managing, and promoting programs and activities that desire to cure America’s addiction to oil, lead to energy independence, and encourage the greater use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States. It is our mission to provide the training infrastructure for implementing widespread use of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), and advanced technology vehicles, in an effort to increase our nation’s energy security and improve our air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our transportation system.
The NAFTC is headquartered at West Virginia University and conducts business under the auspices of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. The NAFTC headquarters and the National Alternative Fuels Training Laboratory are located in Morgantown, West Virginia.