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News   August 30, 2011   by Auto Service World

Hybrid Technology Expert to Headline at 2011 International Big R Show Remanufacturing Event

Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of ACDC ( and a veteran of hybrid car service, training and a technical writer, will speak at the International Big R Show in Las Vegas on October 30, 2011.
APRA president, Bill Gager, stated, “Craig Van Batenburg has been teaching hybrid technology in classrooms for over 11 years and now that his company, ACDC, owns a Chevrolet Volt Craig has created a new class on electric vehicles (EV) that will get you up to speed on the new crop of affordable electric vehicles: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mini E, Tesla ,and the Mitsubishi.”
Craig Van Batenberg commented, “The future of hybrid vehicles offers great opportunities for remanufacturers who are prepared to learn and familiarize themselves with the new technologies. Hybrid and future electrical powertrains will dramatically change vehicles to the extent that only remanufacturers who are embracing these changes will continue to enjoy a sustainable business.”
Hear firsthand what is happening in this rapidly changing world of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and other advanced technology cars. Craig will be focusing on getting you up and running in the EV segment so that you will feel ready for EV technology in whatever segment of the automotive world that you find yourself.
Attendees will learn:
•All three types of EV systems in use
•Basic operation of DC-DC converters, inverts, 3 phase ac motors
•Brake-by-wire and electric power steering systems
•What is different in an EV vs. a hybrid
•HV A/C system service precautions
•Charging stations and internet activity
•How do we get heat when there is no internal combustion engine; and
•Service do’s and don’ts

Bring your questions. ACDC will have the answers. Don’t be in the dark about these new cars — they are here and the more you know the better prepared you will be. There are thousands of EV’s in the U.S.A. and the world right now so what are you waiting for? For more info about ACDC and EV cars go to
Bill Gager, APRA president stated, “We are very pleased to have Craig speak once again to our group. He is a leader in this field of training and will provide our members with a great deal of insight into these new opportunities.”
The International Big R Show will be held on October 29 – October 31, 2011 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel just prior to the AAPEX and SEMA Shows. For more details, please visit

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