Collision Repair for Alternative Fuel Vehicles
If you are in the collision repair business, you might think that repairing an alternative fuel vehicle is no different than a conventionally powered vehicle. You would be incorrect.
Alternative fuel vehicles have special requirements that collision repair specialists need to follow to keep both themselves and the clients they are repairing the vehicle safe. Some concerns include correctly disabling an electric vehicle's high voltage system, defueling concerns for gaseous fuel vehicles, and special techniques on what can and cannot be placed in a curing booth.
This course, Collision Repair for Alternative Fuel Vehicles, will allow the collision specialist to:
- Understand the different types of alternative fuel vehicles that are on our roadways
- Describe the various fuels that these vehicles can operate under, including electric, propane, CNG, LNG, biodiesel, ethanol, and hydrogen
- Understand the unique electric and fueling systems that propel AFVs
- Summarize how to identify an alternative fuel vehicle
- Outline the proper procedure for storing each type of AFV
- List procedures for disabling and immobilizing alternative fuel vehicles
- Know proper defueling procedures for AFVs, including correct fuel storage and disposal
- Discuss procedures for the clear labeling and tracking of AFVs in your facility
- Summarize collision repair techniques and concerns when repairing AFVs
- Understand when it is time to consult with an outside AFV expert
- Describe the inspection process needed when repairs have been completed
For more information on how to bring this training to you and your team, contact us here at AFV Educate.