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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program Overview

National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium West Virginia University 1100 Frederick Lane Ridgeview Business Park Morgantown, WV 26508
World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(4), 970-974; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj5040970
Published: 28 December 2012
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The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is a pioneer and national leader in developing, managing, and promoting programs and activities that desire to cure America’s addiction to oil, lead to energy independence, and encourage the greater use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States. The NAFTC is developing an Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program funded by the US Department of Energy. This program will help accelerate mass market introduction and education of advanced electric drive vehicles to help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil. The end result will be a cutting-edge nation-wide program for education, training, outreach, and public awareness for advanced electric drive vehicles, electric system components, and supporting electrical infrastructure. Curriculum development for this project include First Responder Safety Training, Automotive Technician Training, Career and Technical Training (High School Audience), and Infrastructure Training. Audiences for these courses include but not be limited to: mechanics/automotive technicians; automotive technology instructors and other community college instructors; career and technical education teachers; electrical infrastructure installation and repair technicians; first responders; fleet operators; safety, code and standards officials; utilities personnel; and others. This project will also encompass a robust outreach and education component consisting of a Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program website, toolkit, extensive marketing plan, vehicle simulation and training tool, and National AFV Day Odyssey.
Keywords: Education; electric drive; infrastructure; safety Education; electric drive; infrastructure; safety
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