Hands-On ACDC Training Center Re-opens in August

Official ACDC Covid Statement

Electric Drive

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 and 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. Limited to 4 people. 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



$4,000 Includes meals, a hybrid or EV to drive, all handouts on an 4 gig jump drive, both ACDC EMV books in color, 5 nights at a hotel, over 30 hours of pre-training on the web and ACDC hospitailty. A hotel at the airport for the last night is about $110. If you fly out after 8 pm the last day you will be fine, or spend the night at the  airport and fly the next day.

Before Class Starts

Before Class Starts

You will receive our two color books (if you live in USA) and HEV 101, EV 101 and OEM webinars no matter where you live. That is over 26 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 there is a 50/50 split between hands-on and class time.

For Auto Instructors

You will have time every day from 3 to 5 to work on projects.

For Techs

You will have time to scope and scan all these cars and get to feel comfortable around high voltage systems.

Travel day is getting to your Hotel and getting ready for class in the morning.

Day 1 8:30 –5:30 pm

Day 1 8:30 –5:00 pm.

Meet at the ACDC traning center for hands on work. We will cover “What Makes a Hybrid different from a conventional car?  An Overview.  Safety, Service, Equipment needed and Maintenance Issues”

Day 2 8:30 – 5:30 pm

Day 2 8:30 – 5:00 pm

 “HV Battery Systems.. NiMH and Li-ion.  Electric Power Steering, DC-DC Converter operations”.

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

We accept 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

 “3 Phase Motors. Motor / Generator Controls, the Inverter. Regenerative Braking”

Day 4 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Day 4 8:30 to 5:00 pm

“High Voltage Air Conditioning systems, Heating, Other cooling systems. Nissan LEAF and Chevy VOLT”.

Location:  24 Wells Street, Worcester, Massachusetts  USA

Note: Can be taken on the road. You supply the cars and shop.  Quote will vary based on your location and what you can provide for cars and equipment.

Day 5 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Day 5 8:30 to 5:00 pm

Tech Tips and More training and then leave to catch a flight or train home.

Updated 06/22/20