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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.


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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

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Classes are taught by certified instructors around the country. Click here to learn more about the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium. Customized classes can be taught on location and are customized to meet your specific needs.