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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.


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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

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