Up Your Voltage EV
This is a 5 Day class held in Worcester, MA.
“Up Your Voltage” owns a Chevy Volt, a 2011 Nissan Leaf, a 2019 Kia Niro EV, a Tesla 2020 Model 3 AWD long-range, and a 2020 Zero EV motorcycle was added as well. A 2014 Vectrix EV 40 mph scooter joined the fleet a few years back.
All of the ACDC fleets of cars will be here. Get yourself to Massachusetts and spend a week studying, driving, testing, scanning, scoping, servicing, and taking these EVs apart. All I ask is that they run when you leave. 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.
What happens on the weekend off in Worcester. If you want to return home (assuming you live nearby, you can. The weekend hotel is included in the fee, so you can stay there. Borrow an ACDC vehicle and see New England (have your spouse fly into Worcester for the weekend. Take the train to Boston and learn the history of our founding Fathers and Mothers. Lots to do here. Everything is a short drive away.
5-Day EV at ACDC
$5,000.00 with a private room. Call Office to enroll or see if there is a seat available at 508-826-4546 or Email Craig@fixhybrid.com.
All classes, drinks, and meals include breakfast at the hotel, all lunches on class days, and once a week a great dinner out with the ACDC staff (some dinners will be on your own and also on the weekend), snacks, 6-night accommodation, transportation to use while you are here, all PowerPoint training materials on a 16 gig jump drive, (bring your laptop), the ACDC 360 page Hybrid, EV Color manual (written by Craig and sells $250.00), EMV College Level Textbook ($350) and our L3 Color Prep Guide ($150), electude (you will be asked to study online “Electude’s HEV-EV class” and pass their test before attending Up Your Voltage), all our recorded web-based training for 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 EV Qualification (if you pass the written test and pre-qualify), and ACDC hospitality.
Before Class Starts
Before Class Starts
You will receive our 3 color books (eBooks) ) and HEV 101, EV 101, and OEM webinars no matter where you live. That is over 30 hours of online training. If you do not finish the pre-study the codes will allow you to study for 6 more months when you return home. At the training center, there is only hands-on training.
You can purchase ahead of time a Glove Safety Kit that includes High Voltage Gloves, Leather protectors, and a storage bag. Also ACDC patches, meters, and more.
Drive, Fly, Bus, Train, or Motorcycle your way to Worcester, Massachusetts (Boston is 40 miles to the East) or get picked up by the ACDC staff when you arrive in Worcester. Settle down at the provided accommodation and attend a pre-meeting at 8 pm the night before. Try to get to the Hotel at about 6pm the day before. Get a good night’s sleep and get ready for training that is first-rate, fun, and exciting. We will go where few have gone before! You will visit the ACDC office and store while you are here. We have cool and useful stuff.
Welcome Reception. The evening meeting at 8:00pm at the hotel is designed to start setting up the teams that will be working together, handling any questions and make sure everyone is ready for the class. It is about one hour.
Day 1 8:30 to 5:30 pm
There are many EVs in the market. You will work on the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Kia Niro EV. They all plug-in. Knowing how EV’s charge off the grid is important. Tesla, in early 2022, allowed the aftermarket to access service information and sold a Tesla scan tool. That is what ACDC was waiting for. Tesla training was included in our classes in the fall of 2022. We have many parts and the factory Tesla scan to use in class. Tesla will be taught on day 4. This is your future. Consider this the day we look into the immediate future.
Day 2 8:30 to 5:30 pm
The first day was the introduction. Today the Nissan Leaf is carefully examined. The Leaf HV pack will be taken apart and the entire driveline from another Leaf has been set up for you to see and learn from. You will scan the EV and scope the J1772 connector with a PICO scope and the ACDC break-out-box we call a SEBOB.
We will discuss common failure items on the most popular EVs. Also will explain why jump-starting an EV can be detrimental to the high-voltage system. Specialized test procedures that were created at ACDC will be taught and you can practice while you are here.
Instructor is Craig Van Batenburg, CMAT, L1, and L3 Certified
Day 3 8:30 to 5:30 pm
Day 3 is Chevy Volt Day. Our 2011 Volt and all the HV parts that make it an EV-RE are ready for you to learn with. Add scan tool data, the on board charger, a HVAC unit that is unique and many tips and tricks that will keep the GM EV-REs on the road for years. Lots to learn here.
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.
Day 4 8:30 to 5:30 pm
Day 4 is Tesla day. As you may know, we also have a multi-day Tesla only class. Today we will spend 8 hours helping you learn enough to get started with this popular brand. Learn about the Tesla Tool Box, parts availability, common problems, and a lot more. Over 1,000,000 Teslas are sold each year.
Day 5 8:30 to 5:30 pm
Today is the 2017 Kia Niro EV. What is new here? Heat Pumps, a better way to heat the cabin. This is a typical modern EV, and todays class will set you up for many front wheel drive less expensive EVs. We will review carefully what we did as teams over the last 4 days and each team will present a “teachable moment”. The list of “What I wanted to learn” will be reviewed. A good wrap-up session. More training on what he missed or the class feels they need more of. Fuel cells will also be included if FCEV are sold where you live. After lunch is a written test. It will be corrected in class and any wrong answers will be gone over again. A group photo, and at 5 pm it is graduation time. Your mind will now be ready for EV problem that comes your way.