November is National Adoption Month .. Click here to donate $20 or more and win a $3K PICO 4 channel scope
Some of the ACDC Fleet from left to right; 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2003 Civic Hybrid, 2000 Honda Insight, 2011 Chevy Volt, 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid, 2004 Prius and 2001 Prius.
Who is ACDC?
We are an automotive training company that specializes in HYBRID and ELECTRIC VEHICLE training for the aftermarket.
“ACDC exists to keep Independent Shops in Business”
“We make sure your 12 volt brain is well developed and then we create a high voltage brain to use along with it. Where the two brains match up the learning is easy but sometimes ACDC will break the connection between the two so your 12 volt brain is not used on a high voltage problem.”
Craig Van Batenburg, the CEO and founder, is good at taking the complex and making it easy to understand. ACDC creates unique classes that are delivered in person world wide. ACDC also uses the latest technologies to deliver training and education over the world wide web.
We believe people learn in many ways so we are flexible and creative. Click About us to know more.
“Up Your Voltage!” has been a real blessing for ACDC. It has allowed us to experiment, learn, enjoy the company of over 500 people and move the class to over six sites in the seven years we have been offering “Up Your Voltage (UYV)”. Number 35 is coming up soon and as we look back, here is my reflection and some behind the scene stories. Read more………….
If you have been in this business for any length of time, most likely you have gone through some stages of growth. Businesses have a life of their own. They start small and grow up like kids do. Have you ever read your horoscope and it was right on the money? You wonder “How is that so?”
November is National Adoption Month and over 29,000 teenagers sit in foster homes believing no one cares and guess what, they are right. OK, they don’t care enough. How much is enough? Enough to set aside your own life’s ambitions and do something absolutely crazy. Adopt a teenager. That is how much. Nothing else will do, not your money or a visit at Christmas. Not an expensive present, not a lovely letter. These things are OK and thank God people do those acts but after being moved from home to home and everyone that ever helped them was getting paid it is hard to believe in love. The Beatles believed in love but foster teenagers don’t. It is too painful for them.
Deb and I will be traveling by train to New Orleans and will cover the MACS Air Conditioning conference to stay up to date in our writing for the magazines we work for. Hope to see you there.
When: Thu January 16 2014 8:30 AM
- Sat January 18 4:30 PM
Where: New Orleans
SAE Hybrid . EV symposeum
SAE every year holds a meeting to help OEMs and their suppliers advance HEV / EV technology and show off the latest wares. ACDC has been in attendance since the first one.
When: Tue February 11 2014 8:45 AM
- Fri February 14 4:45 PM
Where: San Diego, California
Up Your Voltage! 36
Price $4,000 4 INSTRUCTORS 6 days of advanced EV / hybrid hands-on training. Fly into Providence, R.I.Wed. night. Class starts Thursday am, class room, 2 days in a shop disassembling hybrids, scoping, scanning, real world fixes, diagnosis and a lot more. We have a training classroom on wheels at the Hotel plus HEVs / PHEV and EV at class. Leaf and a VOLT so the hands-on never ends. Reviewers can attend for 1/2 $. 4 seats for UYV Graduates and 16 seats for the new comers.
When: Wed April 2 2014 8:00 PM
- Tue April 8 12:00 PM