Up Your Voltage! 7 day Class Only held in Massachusetts

Up Your Voltage!  7 Days of Hybrid, Plug-in and EV Training

Cost: $5,000.00 with private room. (Spouse Packages available, Call Office to enroll or see if there is a seat available at (508)-826-4546).

Most everything included except airfare. Limited to 8 techs. That is more hybrid and EVs than students. Craig and other well qualified hybrid tech / teachers will be there of course helping everyone. A prior ACDC hybrid class is helpful but not required. Craig reserves the right to limit this class to those that have a sufficient level of hybrid automotive knowledge.

Location: ACDC Training Center, Worcester, MA (fly into Providence, Rhode Island.. Worcester Airport will be opening soon (( mid 2018)) for Jet Blue)


ACDC Fleet of HEV- PHEV-EV   Not shown is the ACDC Prius III and Toyota Highlander HEV AWD

55 hours of training

Limited to 8 techs includes "Up Your Voltage Graduates" (we call reviewers)

After teaching hybrid technology in classrooms for years, I kept hearing the same request “I want an extensive hands-on class”. OK! It is here. Up Your Voltage! Classes have been held since June 2006. Every one is better than the last as ACDC learns more and adds more value.

The short version:  Many (HEV) hybrid cars; Ford Escape , Honda Civic, Honda Insight,  Toyota Highlander HEV AWD, Toyota Priuses (Prii) Gen I and II and III, Camry Hybrid, Chevy Volt, Bolt and  a pure electric Nissan Leaf  are yours for 6 days. Get yourself to Massachusetts and spend 7 days studying, driving, testing, scanning, scoping, servicing, and taking these hybrid /EVs apart.  All I ask is that they run when you leave.

A more detailed Agenda


All classes, drinks, meals, snacks, 7 nights at the hotel, transportation to and from the Providence, R.I. airport Soon to be Worcester Airport), all power point training materials on a 16 gig jump drive, (bring your laptop) and the ACDC 360 page Hybrid and EV Color manual (written by Craig and sells $250.00) and our L3 Color Prep Guide, All our recorded web based training the includes  HEV, EV and OEM recorded webinars (over 30 hours of web training)  use of shop equipment, use of HEV/ PHEV/ EV cars, an ACDC Master Hybrid Qualification (if you pass the written test and pre-qualify), and ACDC hospitality.

Optional: You can purchase ahead of time a Glove Safety Kit that includes High Voltage Gloves, Leather protectors, a magnetic storage bag, eye protection and an ACDC Duffel Bag. Also ACDC shirts, jackets, patches, banners, logo stickers. meters, hybrid parts for your classroom and more. Talk to Deb about this before you come and we will bring what you want to class from our store.

If you pre-qualify you will receive an “ACDC Master Hybrid Technician” certificate upon completion and testing of this 7 day class.

Drive, Fly, Bus, Train or Motorcycle your way to Worcester, Massachusetts (Boston is 40 miles to the East and to our South 45 miles away is Providence, R.I.) or get picked up by the ACDC staff if you fly into R.I or Worcester.  Settle down at the Hotel is Worcester. Try to land between 2pm and 6pm and get to opening class / get together that night at 8pm. Get a good nights sleep and get ready for training that is first rate, fun, and exciting. We will go where few have gone before!

What happens at Up Your Voltage? As soon as you enroll the ACDC staff will send you codes for our HEV, EV and OEM webinar series so you can study ahead of time and our L3 Prep guide and 330 page hybrid book (USA only).  Your class starts as soon as you say YES to your future.

We have added another EXTRA day. When UYV! I started in 2006 it was 4 days long. Starting with UYV! X we increased it to 5 days so that ACDC could help you in electrical theory, use of scopes or meters, understanding of hybrid components such as inverters, DC-DC converters, and more. As of UYV! XXII it is 6 days long. More cars, more information and now EVs. In 2018 (UYV #49) we added one more day and now it is 7 days. The training never ends. ACDC has a dedicated training center in Worcester, Massachusetts for advanced training.

A week before class a live one hour webinar to get to know each other and some basic safety training on line.  

Travel Day:  8pm -9pm Welcome Reception. Read the L3 guide on the plane and start thinking High Voltage!

Day one:  8 – 5:30 Classroom, Dinner @ 5:30pm. This day we jump right into the cars and parts. The theory part of hybrid technology was taught on-line so we will only review that. If you have any gaps in your educational background, ACDC will get you up to speed. You will be tested for your electrical knowledge on Wednesday afternoon.


Day one: If you need help in the area of electrical training after dinner on Wednesday there is a basic electrical class done on line. If you pass the test you have the night off.

2017 Chevy Bolt 60 KWh pack.

Day two: 8 – 5:30

Get up early, eat hearty and off we go to the classroom. Class is 8—5:30 with lunch and dinner catered so we can get down to business. Hybrids and EVs will be available to drive during and after class. Craig Van Batenburg will lead the class. The class is an advanced class that continues where the day before left off. We will go over anything that is required by any student so that you have a complete understanding of the subject matter. Scan tools will be used this day. We are getting you ready for the weekend. The weekend is the best part for sure.


Day two:  6:30 to 9:30 "How to Promote and Sell Service to Hybrid / EV Owners"  (Starting with UYV41 this was included)

Day three: 8AM—5:30PM

We will review carefully what we did as teams over the last two days. More battery training and workshop exercises plus more time using scan tools while driving the hybrid fleet. Dinner out on Friday Night.


Day four: 8AM—7PM

After breakfast we are off to the work site. You will spend the next two days at ACDC. The shop will allow you access to lifts, tools, equipment, scanners, (this is a well equipped shop) and give you time to carefully remove the HV battery packs, inverters, HV cables, DC-DC converters, and anything else that interests you. We will test them as we go. Groups of 2 techs will each have a car to learn on. The hybrid cars will be rotated to another team of two. We have set up learning stations for GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Nissan.  Lunch and dinner will be catered by one of our best local caterers. This is a long day but it is well worth it.  This class is a lot like boot camp. It is total immersion.

Day five: 8:30 AM—5:30PM

After breakfast we will be back at the site for day #5.  More of “Up Your Voltage!” with hands on as the cars you learned on the day before as we continue to rotate through all 5 stations. You have about 4 hours per make of tech tips taught by seasoned techs that are here for the entire weekend. The weekend is for tech tips and getting the OEM type training needed.  This type of personal training in unique and the trainers are there to get you ready to fix EMVs when you get back to work. You will be ready for no-starts and driveabilty problems. About 5pm we put all the ACDC Hybrid cars back together and get on our way by 6 pm.

Dinner at 8pm that evening as we are off to great restaurant. Relax while eating some of the best food around.

Day six: 8AM—5:00PM

We will continue with bugged cars and more of what the students need. There are so many cars on the market we will teach our Tesla Class and out Fuel Cell classes today and other makes that just came out.  Consider this the day we look into the immediate future. You will have the evening off to prep your class for our last day, go shopping is get some much needed sleep.

Day seven: 8AM—2:00PM

We will review carefully what we did as teams over the weekend. There will be time for each team to present a “teachable moment”. The list of "What I wanted to learn" will be reviewed.  A good wrap up session. More training in EV cars: Volt, Bolt and Leaf. A group photo, and at 2pm it is graduation time and back to the airport. Your mind will now be ready for any hybrid or EV problem that comes your way and all in just 7 days. “Up Your Voltage!” will be your mantra.

Optional FUN before or after class:

Relax and enjoy ACDC country on your own. Borrow an ACDC Hybrid before or after the class and see the country side. New England is a beautiful place (your only addition cost is more hotel nights and some food)

ACDC needs the cars back before class. This is on a “first come, first serve” basis so call ahead.

Last update  09/01/17