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 incident involving …

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Let’s Clear the Air—Electric Drive Transportation Association

Let’s Clear the Air—Electric Drive Transportation Association During 2017, 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 …

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March 2017 – Industry Headlines

BYD Expands California Facilities BYD is expanding its Lancaster, CA, facility in anticipation of increased demand for its electric trucks. The plant, a repurposed coach and bus factory, has been expanded by 40,000 square feet with another 200,000 square feet planned by year’s end. Already a major force in electric …

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March 2017 – Around the World

Toyota Hybrid Sales Pass 10 Million Worldwide Spurred by the popularity of the Prius, its best-known model, Toyota hybrid sales recently passed the 10 million mark worldwide. The company offers 33 hybrid models in 90 countries, with Japan and North America being the strongest markets. The Prius accounts for 3.9 …

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