December 2016 – Around the World

Toyota launches TOYOTA NEXT Open Innovation Program in Japan In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the TOYOTA NEXT Open Innovation Program. The program seeks to promote joint development of new services by using new ideas, technologies, and solutions held by various organizations regardless of scale, as well as by …

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Let's Clear the Air Year in Review

Throughout the year, the “Let’s Clear the Air” column of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) eNews provides articles and other materials about specific issues of a technical nature designed for automotive technicians, students, and others with a technical interest in the alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) industry. These articles …

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December 2016 – Industry Headlines

Federal Highway Administration Launches Alternative Fuels Corridors Initiative The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced recently the designation of 55 routes that will begin the formation of a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors. Electric Vehicle Use Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions 61% in Minnesota The Great Plains …

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On Scene Year in Review

This year, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) eNews launched a new column as an ongoing effort to support the first responder community. The column “On Scene: AFVs and First Responders” is written by NAFTC first responder trainers Jeff Julian and Gary Garrisi, and provides news and information specific …

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