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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The use of hydrogen as a transportation energy source in the U.S. could help to address growing concerns of energy security, global climate change, and air quality.  Hydrogen is one of the cleanest fuels available for transportation. Hydrogen does not produce carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), or hydrocarbon (HC) …

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On Scene

Methods to Identify Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Methods to Identify Alternative Fuel Vehicles

A first responder has the important responsibility of identifying whether the vehicle(s) at the scene of an incident is an alternative fuel vehicle. This task may be difficult if the vehicle has experienced extensive body damage or has major panels blocked by obstructions, as this could make it difficult to …

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Odyssey Updates

National AFV Day Odyssey to be celebrated across the country

National AFV Day Odyssey to be celebrated across the country

The ninth installment of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle AFV Day Odyssey—the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle awareness event—will be held on October 17, 2019.  What is National AFV Day Odyssey? An Odyssey event at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University drew both students and employees …

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Members Spotlight

NAFTC at the UNOH Instructor Update Seminar

For 35 years, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) has hosted the Instructor Update Seminar. The annual event—held this year from July 17th through 20th—provides training for high school and community college automotive instructors. Event attendees are able to earn continuing education credits for the event. Attendees came from across …

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NAFTC Updates

NAFTC Featured on ‘Goss’ Garage – Motorweek

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Micheal Smyth, interim director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University, will be featured on a national broadcast of ”Motorweek” this weekend. Smyth will discuss electric vehicle maintenance with master mechanic and show host Pat Goss in the “Goss’ Garage” segment of the …

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NAFTC Updates

NAFTC Partners with Automotive Video Innovations

Over the last two years, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and Automotive Video Innovations (AVI) have developed a partnership to provide overview information about alternative fuel vehicle to new audiences. Using NAFTC materials, AVI will expand their video and online educational offerings to the automotive aftermarket. The first …

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