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Let’s Clear the Air…Energy Content December 2012

Let’s Clear the Air…Energy Content December 2012

Alternative fuels have been around for decades, but have been increasing in popularity as energy security, the economy, and consumer awareness continue to grow.  The goal of this article is to clear the air on the topic of energy content. Most concerned citizens may not necessarily be concerned directly with fuels’ energy content. Instead, they may be concerned about vehicle driving range and operating costs, which are most often associated with the total at the pump. However, energy content is an essential component of automotive study. Energy content was recently discussed at the Clean Cities Learning Program’s Petroleum Reduction Technologies regional pilot training in Charleston, WV.

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Let’s Clear the Air: Part Two The Evolution of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle August 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Part Two The Evolution of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle August 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Part Two The Evolution of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle August 2012 By Mark Schmidt, NAFTC   This article is part two in a series describing the evolution of the hybrid electric vehicle in this country. Part one can be found here. This article will cover unique …

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Let’s Clear the Air: Preserving CNG System Integrity and Operation June 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Preserving CNG System Integrity and Operation June 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Preserving CNG System Integrity and Operation June 2012 By Stan Martineau, ASE Master Auto, Truck, Advanced specialist, Alternative Fuel CNG specialist Utah State University/College of Eastern Utah, an NAFTC National Training Center   As a “CNG person,” I have watched compressed natural gas (CNG) system integrity …

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Let’s Clear the Air: Hybrid Vehicle Testing and Repair: Part 1 – First Generation Prius February 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Hybrid Vehicle Testing and Repair: Part 1 – First Generation Prius February 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Hybrid Vehicle Testing and Repair: Part 1 – First Generation Prius February 2012 By Mark Schmidt, NAFTC Author’s Note: We are now 13 years into the technical evolution of the modern hybrid electric production vehicle sold in this country. The following is part one of a series …

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Let’s Clear the Air: Alternative Propulsion Systems Becomes Postsecondary Course Offering January 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Alternative Propulsion Systems Becomes Postsecondary Course Offering January 2012

Let’s Clear the Air: Alternative Propulsion Systems Becomes Postsecondary Course Offering January 2012 By Jason Gaschel Professor of Automotive Technology, Seminole State College of Florida, a National Training Center of the NAFTC   This year marks a real turning point in the United States. For years, I have been predicting …

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