Education Support Program for Hybrid and EV Technology Training

  • 450 Pages
  • Full-Color Spiral Bound or Digital Books
  • Printed in the USA
  1. Introduction to EMVs
  2. Safety and the Environment
  3. High Voltage Electrical Systems
  4. Tools and Equipment
  5. Internal Combustion Engines
  6. Batteries
  7. Transmission
  8. Electric Motors
  9. Inverter  Boost  Capacitors
  10. Regenerative Braking
  11. DC-DC Converter
  12. Electric Power Steering
  13. HVAC  Air / Liquid Cooling
  14. Grid Charging
  15. Hybrid
  16. Plug-in Hybrid
  17. Electric Vehicle
  18. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
  19. Heavy Duty Hybrids – EV
  20. Motorcycle – Scooter
  21. Preventive Maintenance
  22. Analyzing and Diagnosis
  23. Future Technologies
  24. Women in the Industry
  25. Glossary
  26. About the Authors
  • 1 Seat at ACDC’s training facility for a 10 Day Train the Trainer
  • Can be purchase with 2 seats for additional fees
  • 50 hours of Webinars included
  • Short Training Videos / Training for Teachers
  • Peer Reviewed / Student Task Sheets
  • Tech Support / On-line Testing
  • Written by Craig Van Batenburg and many others

This book started in late 2019 and is ongoing. The 5 Colleges and their 10 professors had a big impact on the final outcome.

Equipment Needed – Contact ACDC for a recent list of items needed

  1. Small tools and meters CAT III 1000v
  2. PPE for each student – Warning signs
  3. Milliohm – Insulation tester – scopes
  4. High Level Scan tools
  5. J1772 Level I and II EVSE (chargers)
  6. 1,500 lb HV battery lift equipment
  7. Insulated work benches and tools

Parts (for the EMVs you have)

  • High Voltage Battery
  • Inverter
  • DC-DC Converter
  • Electric Drive Motor
  • Transmission
  • Orange Cables
  • Electric A/C Compressor
  • Brake-by-wire components
  • High Voltage Cabin Heater for EV
  • On Board Battery Charger


  • Toyota Prius (2004 – 2009)
  • Honda Civic (2003-2005)
  • Chevy Volt Gen I (2011 – 2015)
  • Nissan Leaf (2011 -2012) with Fast Charger Option (CHAdeMO)

Affordable and great to teach with.

Covers all systems except DC fast charging and heat pumps

Additional EMVs to cover DC fast charging and Heat Pumps


  • Kia Niro EV 2019 and up
  • BMW i-3 (without 2 cylinder ICE)


  • Leaf 2013 and up (Not Leaf S Model)
  • Kia Soul EV

If you want to teach advanced Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell technology (what we call EMV technology) you need a consistent source of information. At many highschools and colleges, the EMV classes were a combination of whatever hybrids or plug-ins you had, a textbook that is old or does not agree with what you know to be true, and some equipment was obsolete. ACDC has visited and taught in colleges all over the globe. Expensive training aids sit in the corner, as no one currently on staff is trained to teach with it. In most cases the funding you really need is not available, as Administration does not have a complete picture of what is required. Automotive teachers we visit with have explained their situations to us and we went looking for a solution.

By selling a subscription for EMV training, you will have everything you need in an organized and logical program. We suggest staying in the ACDC program for the next 10 years as the technology keeps changing.

  1. One printed EMV Electrified Motor Vehicle Technologycollege-level Full Color Book and one Digital Book per teacher in the ACDC program. When the book gets an update and new ISBN number, updates will be supplied at no fee if you are in the program.
  2. One  Intro to HEV, PHEV And EV’s (90 Pages Color)
  3. Testing is done on-line. ACDC will provide test questions and an answer key. No test questions are in the book.
  4. All recorded Webinars with codes to unlock them. Can be given out to students as homework. About 50 hours.
  5. Reserved seats at all live “Updated Webinars” during your subscription.
  6. Tech support from ACDC for any technical questions.
  7. Videos and Work Sheets for the 4 required EMVs. **
  8. Teachers only “Feedback Webinars” to be scheduled as needed.
  9. One seat at our 10 day class called Electric Drive per year for your instructors.
  10. For High School level or College Introduction training for HEV/EV, we would recommend using book #2 above.
  11. For college level advanced Hybrid/EV training, we recommend using the book mentioned in bullet point #1.
  12. All books are available as full color, spiral bound, printed in USA or as eBooks
  13. Economically challenged, foster care, and other groups can apply for FREE eBooks, if they are required to buy their own books.

**If you do not have the required 4 EMV’s we support, send the year, make and model of what you have and state of repair (does it READY, drive, do you have parts EMV) to Craig and we will work to see if this will qualify.**

  1. Have the proper PPE for each student and teacher
  2. Store HV parts and EMV keys in a locked room/ box
  3. Have an ACDC trained teacher on staff
  4. Cooperate with ACDC to improve and add value to your school
  5. Supply books at a reasonable cost to the students
  6. Have the tools, equipment and EMVs needed for a successful class
  7. Join us yearly at the ACDC training center for teacher updates or new hires
  8. We expect you to comply with all regional safety laws
  9. Have a yearly budget to add new EMVs and Equipment

When you use one source for staying up-to-date with EMV technology and training resources, it all fits nicely together.

When you send your teachers to ACDC each year, everything is included except the transportation to Worcester, Massachusetts. Served by many airports, Amtrak, light rail, bus lines, and major highways. Once you are here, training includes; 10 days of classes, hotel, most meals, updated information, and ground transportation.

$20,000 a year to be included in the ESP program.

Add $1,000 for each additional teacher in the program. Includes all support materials, copy of our three books, and tech support.

For example: if you have 4 teachers in the program the yearly fee will be $23,000.


  1. If you do not send someone to the “10-day class” you can “bank it” for one year only.
  2. Outside the continental 48 states, shipping is extra for books and materials.

The application fee is $2,000. What you get for your money is a complete evaluation of your readiness to offer high-level hybrid and EV training to your existing automotive program. The form below is 10 pages. Allow 3 hours for ACDC to talk with the department head after the form is filled out. You will receive a complete report with pricing and shipping fees to your loading dock. The total cost will depend on your existing electric and hybrid vehicle fleet, tools and equipment. The vehicles, parts, tools, PPE and equipment can all be purchased from ACDC, but you are not required to do so. Once you are accepted into the ACDC Education Support Program (ESP), the $2,000 application fee will be deducted from the first invoice.

Click here to submit an application today!