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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis and Safety
ALT03

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Production Management
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

ALT03
Did you know I-CAR offers this course in convenient, online delivery? You may satisfy this requirement by completing the Online courses ALT04e and ALT05e.

  • Explain how to take safe measures when working on hybrid electric and alternative fuel vehicles
  • Understand high voltage issues with electric A/C systems
  • Identify new applications for hybrid technology and unique hybrid system features
  • Know how to properly care for a high voltage battery prior to and during the repair process
  • Identify the different types of alternative fuel vehicles currently on the market, as well as concepts in tomorrow’s technology

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Please note: Effective December 15, 2014, ALT01/e and ALT02/e will be replaced by ALT03 (live, 3 credit hours) with Online option of ALT04e and ALT05e (Online, 3 cumulative credit hours). You may search and register for ALT03 classes now. All replacement classes will be available on December 15.

Module 1 - Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Parts
The course begins by examining the different types of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. The module continues by discussing the high voltage parts associated with these vehicle types, including batteries, motors, inverters, chargers, cables, and more.

Module 2 - Approaching a Damaged Electric Vehicle
The second module is designed specifically with the safety of the collision professional in mind. Understanding how to safely approach a damaged electric vehicle is discussed through in-depth classroom conversations, along with understanding of how, and when, to access various information sources, and avoiding hazards specific to electric vehicles.

Module 3 – Hybrid-Electric and Electric Vehicle Features
The course continues by examining specific features of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles. These features include high voltage disabling, electric vehicle features, cooling systems, and service notes. Information found in this module will assist the student with maintaining personal safety during a repair, as well as conducting a thorough damage analysis.

Module 4 - Alternative Fuel Vehicles
This module highlights new features being introduced by European vehicles makers: Alfa Romeo, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. Some of the key vehicle models and features shared are the 2015 BMW i8 and its carbon fiber structure and the 2015 Volkswagen eGolf Electric.

Module 5 - Future Trends
The final module of the course details other types of alternative fuel vehicles and their impact to the collision repair industry. Upon completion of the course, the student will better understand diesel-fueled, CNG, and LPG, including unique characteristics for each alternative fuel vehicle type.


Prior Recommended Programs

  • Basic Electronics Damage Analysis (DAM13e)
  • Electrical Circuits and DVOM Usage (ELE01)
  • Diagnosis, Testing, and Repair of Common Electrical Loads (ELE02)
  • Fault Code Retrieval, Diagnosis, and Testing Electronic Systems (ELE03)
  • Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety (WKR01)

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