Hands-On ACDC Training

Official ACDC Covid Statement

Electric Drive (Automotive Instructors Only)

This is a 5 Day class held in Worcester, MA. All of the ACDC fleet of cars will be here. That is 14 and counting. Most popular HEVs are Gen I, II, III Prius, Toyota Highlander, Camry HEV, Honda Civic I and II, Insight I, Insight II, Accord HEV I, Ford Escape, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt and Kia Niro EV. ACDC has lots of parts to work with, scan tools, and scopes. The class is based on today’s technology and teaching methods. What you are missing in your training will be answered.

5 Day HEV, PHEV, and EV at ACDC



$5,000 Includes meals, a hybrid or EV to drive, all handouts on a 10 gig jump drive, 3 ACDC EMV books in color, 6-night accommodation, over 30 hours of pre-training on the web, and ACDC hospitality. One more night at the hotel is included on the last day of class, if needed, at no additional cost.  

Before Class Starts

Before Class Starts

You will receive our 3 color eBooks and HEV 101, EV 101 and OEM webinars no matter where you live. The 3 books are Intro to Hybrid/EV, Tech Manual, and EMV College Level Textbook. That is over 30 hours of on-line training. If you do not finish the pre-study, the codes will allow you to study for 3 more months when you return home. At the training center it’s all hands-on training.

For Auto Instructors

This class is exclusive to automotive instructors only. It is typically scheduled monthly so please check with the office to find a date that fits your schedule. 

The travel day is Sunday. Once you get to your accommodations we will meet at the hotel at 8PM for a social gathering.

Day 1 8:30 –5:30 pm

Day 1 8:30 –5:00 pm.

  • What Makes a Hybrid different from a conventional car?
  • Safety & Equipment
  • Using a Honda Civic (2003 – 2005) Hybrid for your introduction to your students
  • HV Battery Systems & NiMH

Day 2 8:30 – 5:30 pm

Day 2 8:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Toyota Prius (2004 – 2009) 
  • DC-DC Converter Operation
  • Prius Transmission Construction and Function
  • ICE … LIVC (Atkinson Cycle) 
  • Electric Air Conditioning Compressor

Instructor is Craig Van Batenburg, CMAT, L1, and L3 Certified

We accept PO’s, AMX, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and a check 30 days ahead of time.

Day 3 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Day 3 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • Chevy Volt (2011 – 2015)
  • 3-Phase Motor/Generator
  • Inverter & Regeneration Controls
  • Grid Charging Systems
  • HVAC

Day 4 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Day 4 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • Nissan Leaf (2011 – 2012)
  • Regenerative Braking
  • High Voltage Battery Packs … Li-ion 
  • Li-ion Cell Balancing
  • DC Fast Charging

Lucas-Nuelle Trainers will be explained

Day 5 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Day 5 8:30 to 5:00 pm

  • Kia Niro EV (2019 – 2022)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Fast Charging … CCS
  • Curriculum Writing
  • Test Question Writing
  • Education Support Program (ESP)
  • Wrap Up Session

ACDC includes one more night at the hotel. Fly out later on Saturday. This class will get ready to teach on Monday.  

Updated 12/27/21