NAFTC Joins Efforts with Earth Day TX to Conduct Odyssey Kickoff Event and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of West Virginia University, has joined forces with the world’s largest Earth Day initiative—Earth Day Texas—to conduct the 2017 Kickoff Event for National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey. Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of a one-day …

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January 2017 – Training Roundup

In December, National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) Trainer Jeff Julian traveled to Florida to conduct two Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Train-the-Trainer Courses. These courses were the final part of a U.S. Department of Energy funded project through the University of Central Florida and Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition. …

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Member Spotlight – Ferris State University

Ferris State University recently joined the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) as a National Training Center member. “Participation and recognition through the NAFTC has made the latest training resources, curriculum, and technical information on alternative fuel vehicles available to Ferris,” commented Ferris State University Professor Patrick English. “Because of …

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Let’s Clear the Air—California Fuel Cell Partnership

In the coming months, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will highlight resources from alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle industry organizations in the Let’s Clear the Air column. These resources provide fuel-specific information that may be useful to automotive technicians, automotive students, and others who are interested in …

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January 2017 – Industry Headlines

Chevy Bolt and Chrysler Pacifica Win North American Car of the Year Awards Chevrolet’s Bolt EV and the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan—including its plug-in hybrid version—joined the Honda Ridgeline as winners of the North American Car, Utility Vehicle, and Truck of the Year, respectively. Ford Announces Plans for a Mustang …

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January 2017 – Around the World

International Hydrogen Council Forms In January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major international corporations met to form a new “Hydrogen Council.” The first global initiative of its kind, the council plans to invest more than $10 billion in hydrogen-related products over the …

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