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The past few weeks have included some exciting headlines in the alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle industry.
About 2,000 people have already preordered a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which is now on sale in select California markets. Toyota anticipates that it will fulfill about half of those orders for the 2016 model year.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley recently demonstrated a new material which could allow natural gas vehicles to store fuel at a much lower pressure. This advancement could lead to a more widespread adoption of natural gas by making it easier and cheaper to fuel the cars and store the gas.
The Union of Concerned Scientists recently released a report which shows that electrical vehicles produce significantly fewer greenhouse gases than conventional vehicles. The organization tallied all greenhouse gas emissions from every aspect of manufacturing and operations.
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With the holiday season quickly approaching, the past few weeks have continued to be busy ones for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC).The organization received notification on winning three MarCom Awards, for NAFTC marketing and communication products.
Automotive technicians attended Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Automotive Technician Training and Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspector Training at the NAFTC headquarters.
The NAFTC teamed up with West Virginia University (WVU) EcoCAR3 members, and showcased the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Training Educator (HEVTE) and the Alternative Energy Learning Center at a local high school.
And, the NAFTC has just rolled out the 2016 spring and summer training schedule. For a look at this schedule, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.
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