NAFTC eNews Site Updates


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Headlines


Paper Batteries May Change the Future of Electric Vehicles

Researchers at the University of California have developed a new silicon paper that may replace graphite in traditional lithium-ion batteries.




Honda to Expand Jade Hybrid Vehicle into Japanese Market

To car shoppers in China, the Honda Jade isn't anything new, but Japanese consumers are now going to have the opportunity to purchase one for themselves.



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NAFTC Updates


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This month was an exciting one for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

The NAFTC was awarded $800,000 for the “Alternative Fuel Vehicle Curriculum Development and Outreach Initiative.” The NAFTC was among 11 national projects to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

NAFTC Director Bill Davis attended the 2015 Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis, Indiana to deliver a presentation on “Prepping Your Shop for Gaseous Fuels.”

Davis also traveled to Washington, DC last month with NAFTC Assistant Director – Communications and Outreach Judy Moore to attend the Energy Independence Summit and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities Strategic Planning Meeting. Both meetings were conducted for the purpose of breaking down barriers and advancing the future of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.

This month’s Member Spotlight is on the University of Northwestern Ohio. UNOH Automotive Division Head Steven Klausing accompanied nine College of Applied Technologies students to the Work Truck Show/Green Truck Summit event. Their trip provided them with an opportunity to leave the classroom behind for a bit and to gain real-world experience with leaders in the alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle industry.

For a complete list of upcoming NAFTC events, visit the Training Schedule.