Industry Headlines

Elon Musk Announced Expanded Tesla Master Plan

July 16 IH 1

Earlier this month, Elon Musk announced the next steps in Tesla’s master plan. This is phase two, since the first master plan written 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion.



U.S. DOE Sets Aside $4.5 Billion in Loans for EV Infrastructure

July 16 IH 2

The Department of Energy is promising $4.5 billion in loan guarantees to roll out a coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations.



New Hydrogen Fueling Demonstration Facility Unveiled in Washington, DC

July 16 IH 3

The Department of Energy and the Department of Interior’s National Park Service have officially opened a new technology demonstration hydrogen refueling station in Washington, D.C.




NAFTC Updates

As the summer continues, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) enters a very busy phase of training. In the past several weeks the NAFTC has traveled across the country to provide trainings for automotive technicians, first responders, and others.


Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training

July 16 Training Roundup

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) conducted a Firefighter Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training in Ocala, FL. Firefighters attended the workshop to learn how to safely work with compressed natural gas, propane autogas, and electric drive vehicles.



NAFTC Attends NACAT

July 16 NACAT

The NAFTC also traveled to Pasadena, TX to attend the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference. During the conference, NAFTC National Instructor Mark Schmidt delivered a presentation entitled, “An Overview of Propane Autogas Vehicle Diagnostics and Repair and a Safe Work Environment.”



In the upcoming months, the NAFTC will host natural gas, electric drive vehicle, and propane autogas trainings at its headquarters in Morgantown, WV and across the country.

For more information about upcoming NAFTC trainings, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.