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News   August 7, 2013   by Auto Service World

BIG R Show Features Hybrid Car Seminars With Craig Van Batenburg

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) is proud to welcome back veteran of hybrid car service, training and a technical writer, Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of ACDC, to present two training seminars during the upcoming International BIG R Show in Las Vegas on November 2-4, 2013.

Craig is a leader in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle technical training. On Sunday, November 3rd, he will discuss the Hybrid Battery Reman Business. Come hear what he has to say about the past, present and future for remanufacturing NiMH and Li-ion batteries for the current aging fleet of high voltage vehicles.

APRA President, Bill Gager, stated, “Craig Van Batenburg has been teaching hybrid technology in classrooms for over 13 years and has been a consultant to Delphi, John Deere, Nissan, the US Army and many others. His experience in this field is unequaled, and we are very fortunate to have him share his knowledge with us.”

On Monday, November 4th Craig will give a seminar onWhat Causes MPG to Diminish in Hybrids? With gasoline prices unstable, every spike urges hybrid owners to seek help if they see a drop in their fuel economy. This is telling for remanufactures as it will provide helpful clues in what to rebuild and where to spend their resources.

Craig’s 40 years of automotive experience serves him well. Driving a Nissan Leaf these days, he also owns and drives HEVs from Ford, Honda, Toyota and a Chevy Volt. With great passion, a keen wit and more experience than most, Craig can help you understand the current trends in HEV/PHEV/EVs and how these new electrified cars operate the way they do. Craig is in demand worldwide and travels often to help those seeking a simple explanation of a complicated subject. Lately he has traveled to England for hybrid classes there. Visit to learn more about Craig and the latest trends in hybrid technologies.

For more complete details and to register for the 2013 International BIG R Show, please visit or call APRA Headquarters at 703-968-2772.

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