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What we do

The NAFTC’s mission is to educate the nation about alternative transportation technologies. The NAFTC provides a vital part of the infrastructure necessary for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to become viable options in transportation. Through the development and delivery of many kinds of training, from state-of-the-art, in-depth technical training to brief informative presentations for the general public, the NAFTC has brought education and awareness of alternative transportation technologies to millions. Our education and awareness efforts to increase the nation’s energy security and improve air quality are embodied in our motto, “Because Clean Air and Energy Independence Matter.”

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The NAFTC serves the public through a variety of products and services:


Curriculum Development

NAFTC curricula are developed for a wide variety of audiences, based on the most up-to-date industry information. The award winning, industry recognized curricula undergoes a rigorous examination by professional industry subject matter experts before being released for use. For more information, download the NAFTC Curriculum Development Process Overview document.

Training (Courses and Workshops)

Learn the basics or gain in-depth knowledge of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by attending one of more than 35 courses and workshops, at our location or yours. Courses and workshops are customizable based upon audience needs.

General Education and Outreach

The NAFTC conducts education and outreach activities, such as its premier event,National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, which is dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation.

Program Management

The NAFTC has managed more than $35 million in programs through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, FEMA, and other government and private sector industry entities.

NAFTC training audiences include technicians, first responders and others from industry, academic, and government organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. General Services Administration, National Park Service, NASA, California Highway Patrol, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Walt Disney World, Atlanta MARTA, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Valley Metro Bus Service, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, City of Louisville, Kentucky and many other companies, agencies, and government fleets.

NAFTC courses span one to five days and are conducted in a traditional classroom environment at the NAFTC or at your preferred location. Courses are taught by knowledgeable instructors utilizing NAFTC state-of-the-art curricula and include educational discussions, videos, and assessments, as well as lab and shop activities. As a result, training attendees take away in-demand skills and are on the leading edge of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and advanced technology vehicle education. (Members of the NAFTC can also attend train-the-trainer courses, allowing them to then train others utilizing the NAFTC curricula.)

NAFTC workshops are structured to fit the needs of the contracting organization and participants. Specific customization to address the audience, timeframe, and desired balance of classroom time versus hands-on activities creates an educational experience that will best benefit those in attendance. Continuing Education Units are available for all NAFTC courses and workshops (additional fee applies).

*Existing courses and workshops can be customized to fit your needs. In addition, new courses and workshops can be developed based upon your specific needs/parameters.