February 2017 – Around the World

UK and Dutch Shell Stations Will Add EV Charging Later this year, selected Shell stations in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will add electric vehicle charging capabilities to their stations. With gasoline prices remaining high in Europe and residents becoming increasingly interested in clean vehicle alternatives, this infrastructure encourages …

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February 2017 – Training Roundup

In January, Mark Schmidt, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) national trainer, conducted the organization’s Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training course in Kenner, LA. The training, attended by 20 technicians at the City of Kenner’s facilities, was hosted by the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership and funded by …

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On Scene This year, On Scene will focus on case studies of incidents involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). AFVs are just as safe as conventional vehicles, but they are different. Consequently, incidents involving alternative fuel vehicles require specialized procedures from first responders. This month’s case study is based on an …

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Member Spotlight – Baton Rouge Community College

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is pleased to welcome our newest National Training Center member: Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). BRCC’s Automotive Technology Program, part of the Transportation Technology Division, is housed in an 84,000-sqaure-foot, state-of-the-art facility for teaching automotive and diesel heavy truck technology. The program features …

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Industry Headlines Electric Smart Cars in the USA In the coming years, those cute Smart cars you see will increasingly be electric vehicles. Daimler—Smart’s parent company—announced that it will be moving away from internal combustion engine vehicles in the U.S. and Canada and transitioning to all-electric vehicles instead. “To be …

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