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NAFTC Featured on ‘Goss’ Garage – Motorweek

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

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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New Year, New Courses

New Year, New Courses

What better way to start a new year than with an announcement about four new alternative fuel-related courses? The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium is pleased to do just that. The four courses, developed through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, are: AFV/EV Collision Repair Training AFV/EV Fueling, Repair, Maintenance, …

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NAFTC Updates

Where Does a Year Go?

By Micheal Smyth, Interim Director  As 2019 begins, I’d like to wish you and yours a terrific new year. The staff of the NAFTC and I are grateful for your support and hope 2019 brings many fine adventures your way! Speaking of 2019, here’s what the NAFTC is up to …

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Members Spotlight

Moving On Up

Making Connections during AAPEX Mobility Garage By Professor John Frala, Rio Hondo College Many of us involved automotive education maintain that students who have credentials related to alternative fuel vehicles will have additional advantages in the job market. As this market continues to expand, these credentials will become essential. If …

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On Scene

Electric Vehicle Incidents in the News

It seems like every other week there’s a news story about an electric-drive vehicle catching fire. In June, for example, the Guardian reported that Micheal Morris, a television director, was driving his Tesla Model S in West Hollywood, California, when it caught fire, spontaneously according to a passenger. Are these …

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