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Friday, July 28 • 8:00am - 11:00am
Regenerative Braking and Inverter Control
This session is specific to the capturing of waste heat from the brakes and how that is converted into electrical energy and stored in a high voltage battery pack. If you have a good grasp of 4 channel ABS systems and basic electricity, this will be easy to understand. The CEO of ACDC, Craig Van Batenburg, will be your instructor. If you do not know much about hybrids, show up anyway, and take away what you can. This class will take the mystery away from hybrid and electric car technology not seen on conventional cars. A jump drive with lots of great tech help will be provided to any student for a charitable contribution to the ACDC cause of helping older foster boys find homes.

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Craig Van Batenburg

Craig Van Batenburg is the CEO of ACDC, a hybrid and plug-in training company based in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has taught more hybrid classes in more places and for more people than any other instructor around, starting in early 2000. Some 15,000 techs and others have heard... Read More →

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We are an automotive training company that specializes in HYBRID and ELECTRIC VEHICLE training for the aftermarket. | | Craig started the Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) in 1998 while he was running his repair shop across the street. Originally ACDC was at 19 Wells Street in Worcester, Mass and State Emission classes were held there as well as many other technical and management courses. Craig and many other local trainers taught there and it grew quickly. In 2004 Craig closed the ACDC training center building and his shop across the street as Hybrid technology had found its place and he was off and running around the globe enlightening those that needed a hybrid education. Today Craig uses two local shop, Bravo Motors and Wayside Automotive, for classes near home. 95% of ACDC training is held out of state. The offices were located at 40 Boyd Street, upstairs in his old New England inner city home until summer of... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 8:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Place - West Building 2301 S. King Drive • Chicago, Illinois 60616