2013 fleet

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.  NEWS FLASH …. ACDC has just added a 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD.

Who is ACDC?

We are an automotive training company that specializes in HYBRID and ELECTRIC VEHICLE training for the aftermarket.

Simply stated

“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.”

Read What Others say about ACDC.

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.    

Recent Post

Hybrid Cruise In
May 31 was a great day for our Church. The parking lot was full of hybrid and electric cars; the youth group was washing and cleaning out the interiors of many messy autos. Breakfasts, lunch and dinner were served. Over 10 automotive technicians, teachers and an engineer took an 8 hour class about hybrid cars and later that night some of us watched a documentary called “The Revenge of the Electric Car”. All in all, it was a successful event. There were no meetings, just the inspiration to put into action our vision of a sustainable world where oil is sparsely used. Wind and Solar powers our cars. Men and women together learn more about the effects of our use of oil and what we can do as a church to use it wisely. It was a pleasure for me and many church members (and some non members)  to add over $3,000 to help close last year’s budget gap. Look for an “Evening of Hybrids and Electric Cars” coming this summer. You know UUs are known as the “Church of the Prius”, so let us act like it.

You can see this Hybrid -EV stuff is close to home for me.

Craig Van Batenburg,

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Upcoming Class

Automechanika Frankfurt

Craig spoke here in 2012. The topic was "The American Story of HEV and EV". ACDC will be back visiting the show. We will be attending classes and visiting our customers.
When: Tue September 16 9:00 AM - Sat September 20 6:00 PM
Where: Frankfurt, Germany

NACAT Class continues .. What do you need to teach in your Hybrid /EV Program

FREE Class to the first 99 teachers. We started the class at NACAT in July. We finish it tonight.
When: Thu September 25 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: the Web

High Voltage Lite... 5 days..Hands-on $2,600 or $3,200 will include lodging/ meals

This class, High Voltage Lite, is new as ASE is putting a Hybrid Certification Test together for 2015. This class is held in ACDC's home town. Our complete fleet of hybrid and EV cars, all our equipment and our facilities will be open to our students. Everyone will have their own Hybrid or EV for the week to drive. Limited to 10 people.

This NOT a replacement for Up Your Voltage.
When: Mon October 20 8:00 AM - Fri October 24 6:00 PM