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.”

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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

ACDC now owns a pristine Toyota Highlander Hybrid,  2007.

AWD is made with a Motor / Generator in the rear differential. No drive shaft, just 3 orange cables.

The medium sized Highlander Hybrid was first introduced in 2006, when the Ford Escape Hybrid was already on sale in the U.S. Broadly based on the Gen 1 Prius, adapted for the SUV’s larger V6 engine, teamed up with a 288 volt battery pack and optional AWD. As with the earliest Gen 1 Prius, the scan tool was changed for the SUV in 2008, from the former Vetronics Mastertech (which was acquired by Bosch) to the Toyota Techstream (developed in conjunction with Denso, one of Toyota’s key partners). The SUV has a 3.3L V6 power plant. It was not a LIVC (Atkinson cycle-like engine), but it did deliver 265-hp total system horsepower. Coupled with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, it also provided part-time all-wheel drive. The transmission presents service challenges to the untrained. In addition, the Highlander Hybrid fuel economy was rated at 23 mpg combined, lower than all other hybrid SUVs, and well below the 30 mpg rating of the more popular Ford Escape. Inverter issues affected early models as a mid-year change fixed the issue.  Seating for 7 allows Deb and I to get the grand-kids (two) and friends for a fun Sunday afternoon.




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Upcoming Class

Hybrid and EV A/C and Update on R1234yf ..Engish and Spanish

This class will be held in San Juan, PR. A translator will help with Spanish. Class done in English. This is our annual A/C update on the latest A/C issues concerning HEV and EVs. New Heat pumps in the Leaf, R1234yf and more.
When: Sat April 26 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: San Juan, PR

The ACDC Hybrid Qualified Shop Program ... FREE to QSP members

You have joined the ACDC QSP. Now lets make it work better. Marketing ideas. Selling to HEV owners. Do you own an HV battery tester? What about a J1772 charging station. What scan tools work? Where is a good place to buy RMD parts? What pieces of equipment do I need? Can I make money fixing HEV and EV?

About one hour.
When: Mon May 5 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Internet

2014 EDTA Conference

Craig and Deb will be at this event covering this important event for a few Automotive magazines. We will also be holding ACDC classes off site.
When: Mon May 19 8:45 AM - Wed May 21 5:45 PM
Where: Indianapolis, IN