Announcing the NAFTC AFV Mobility Garage at AAPEX Show 2018

Exciting things are again happening at the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

In partnership with AAPEX, one of the largest shows in the annual Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week held in Las Vegas, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is hosting a first-of-its-kind exhibit hall and training venue. This specialized AAPEX AFV hall, running October 30 through November 1, 2018, has been named the NAFTC Alternative Fuel Vehicle Mobility Garage.

Prominently located in the Sands Convention Center (attached to the Venetian Hotel), Mobility Garage will be AAPEX’s first endeavor into the alternative fuel vehicle arena. The hall will contain more than 30 AFV-targeted trade show booths, as well as training facilities where selected AFV professionals will educate some of the show’s more than 162,000 attendees about various aspects of the alternative fuel vehicle market.


Trade Show Space

More than 162,000 automotive professionals will attend AAPEX 2018 and more than 88% of AAPEX attendees have buying authority within their organization. This looks to be an exciting opportunity for our partners in the AFV industry. Having AFV companies and organizations in one area should help drive valuable leads for your business.

If your organization is interested in a Mobility Garage trade show booth, please call 304-293-7882 or email


Call for Trainers

We are also putting out a Call for Papers for the educational sessions mentioned above. Each technical presentation is limited to 45 minutes, should not be overtly commercial, and must consist of a technical education session of interest to the automotive industry. If your submission is selected for inclusion in the Mobility Garage educational track, AAPEX will cover all your travel expenses, including airfare and hotel, admission to the AAPEX show, and provide you with show credentials.

Mobility Garage will host 24 training sessions over the conference’s three days, and we expect submissions to exceed this number. We encourage submissions about specialized topics that focus on the alternative fuels, driving assist technologies, AFV-specific equipment and tools, or other pertinent AFV topics. Feel free to propose multiple papers.

Please submit a one-page Word document outlining your suggested AFV presentation, including your name and organization, contact information, a detailed synopsis of the presentation, and required tools and/or education aids. Submit your proposal to Deadline for presentation submissions is August 10, 2018.

If you have any questions about booth space or the training sessions (or something else), give us a call at (304) 293-7882 or e-mail NAFTC Director Micheal Smyth at This is shaping up to be an amazing event and we hope to see you there!