- Aug. 24, 2011 -
Saturday August 27, 2011, 8:30am-12:30pm 9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuels will provide an ‘Introduction to Alternative Fuels’ class as a kick-off for Atlanta Technical College “Green Technology” fall series. The introductory class is geared for high school students entering college and to high school seniors and juniors.
Students will be given an industry definition, an understanding of alternative fuels national growth trends; they will be introduced to alternative energy technology, and taking an in-depth look at alternative energy employment. 9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuels will provide a realistic view of target markets that are currently developing and growing alternative energy industries, so that students come away with a fuller understanding of the exponential growth factor in the field of alternative energy.
9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuel’s conversion partners, Force 911 http://www.force911.com/
hybrid propane conversions for Law Enforcement Vehicles and Freedom Fueling Systems http://freedomfuelingsolutions.com/
an EPA Certified Natural Gas and Propane conversion provider have provided conversion vehicles for the class. They will assist with the hands-on demonstration, which will solidify students’ knowledge of the alternative fuels conversion process, and will offer the students an opportunity to see vehicles operate on fuels other than gasoline.
Atlanta Technical College http://www.atlantatech.edu/
is collaborating with 9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuels, through its association with the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, to offer Alternative Fuels Training Courses. Atlanta Technical College introduced its “Green Technology” course offerings during the 2011 summer semester to high school students. “We do have an interest in expanding our transportation curriculum to include an alternative fuels component,” said Louis Terrell, Jr. Transportation Department Chair. Terrell went on to state that “Atlanta Technical College has the facility to accommodate alternative fuels training; our curriculum committee would have to decide whether we should offer a course through the general curriculum or through continuing education. Either way it would be a welcome addition to our transportation curriculum.”
“With more hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles coming to the market, the transportation department can see clearly the need to train technicians, it is our belief that education is the guiding factor in alternative fuels expedient integration as the United States primary fuel source.” said Yvonne Gamble, CEO of 9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuels.
According to data from the National Automobile Dealers Association, about 4 percent of cars sold during the past three years are hybrids. That accounts for almost 1 million vehicles.
Every car manufacturer will have hybrid technology by 2012, and while the EPA requires dealership certification in alternative fuel maintenance, independent repair shops are not currently required to have a certification in alternative fuel maintenance.
With the number of alternative fuel and electric drive vehicles increasing rapidly, there is a great need for converters, repair technicians and first responders to be adequately trained on how to properly install, repair and respond to accidents involving alternative fuel vehicles.
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9TWO5 Motoring Alternative Fuels, Inc. is an Alternative Fuels Solution Provider. We provide smart conversion solutions to small fleet businesses and consumers in transitioning from fossil fuels to alternative fuels. We provide vehicle specific conversions for fleets and personal vehicle conversions;
train fleet maintenance crews; help develop and install fueling facilities; and maintain those facilities to provide continuous and reliable operation. We provide alternative fuels informational forums on the benefits, options, and process of transitioning to alternative fuels thorough our partnerships with educational institutions, local libraries, civic centers, businesses, and organizations. We collaborate with educational institutions to provide EPA Fuel Certifications and support alternative fuels integration for small business fleets and public, by saving money, stimulating economic growth, and helping businesses thrive in the marketplace.