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This four-hour workshop helps participants understand driving habit changes that save fuel, future vehicle technologies that will reduce fuel costs, and manufacturer labeling, and how to interpret it.

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Course materials provided:

  • Participant Manual – ISBN 978-1-933954-42-4
  • Includes review questions and learning activities
  • Each module of the Participant’s Manual contains text, illustrations, explanatory figures and tables, module review questions, and a list of key terms and abbreviations

Workshop designed for:

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Towing
  • Automotive Recycling
  • Fleet Managers
  • Government Officials / Decision Makers
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Code Officials / AHJs
  • Construction / Contractors
  • General / Consumers

Taught by certified NAFTC instructors, this four-hour workshop will enable you to:

  • Describe fuel economy.
  • Explain the basic history of fuel economy.
  • Describe how fuel economy affects energy security.
  • Describe policies that drive fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain manufacturer and consumer methods for implementing fuel economy improvements.
  • Explain how fuel economy improvements relate to sustainability and cost efficiency.
  • Explain typical differences between fuel efficient and conventional vehicles.
  • Explain consumer strategies for improved fuel economy and its effects
  • Describe new fuel efficient vehicle performance, safety, and maintenance.
  • Describe some fuel efficient production vehicles.

Course outline:

  • Definition of fuel economy
  • What affects fuel economy?
  • Fuel economy policies, infrastructure, and sustainability
  • Corporate average fuel economy
  • Alternative fueled vehicles and miles per gasoline gallon equivalent (MPGe)
  • Fuel economy and greenhouse gases
  • Fuel economy, emissions test procedures, and smog rating
  • Window stickers
  • Distribution and Infrastructure
  • Gas guzzler tax
  • Differences between fuel efficient vehicles and conventional vehicles
  • Variable valve timing and lift (VVT&L)
  • Cylinder deactivation, turbochargers, and superchargers
  • Integrated starter/generator
  • Direct fuel injection, continously variable transmission(CVT) and automated manual transmission
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Consumer driving strategies
  • Tire pressure, air conditioning, and traffic routing