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I-CAR Launches Alternative Fuel Vehicle Course

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Dec. 17, 2014—I-CAR announced on Tuesday the launch of its newest course, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis and Safety (ALT03).

The live, instructor-led, 3-credit hour course is designed to enhance a collision repair professional’s understanding of how to safely approach alternative fuel vehicles of all types after a collision and how to understand the risks and risk-avoidance of working around such vehicles.    

In addition to the new live instructor-led course, online options for the course are also available, broken into two courses for learning effectiveness: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Damage Analysis (ALT04e), a 1-hour offering; and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety (ALT05e), a 2-hour offering.

These new courses meet training requirements in ProLevel 1 for Estimators, Auto Physical Damage Appraisers and Electrical/Mechanical Technicians in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program (PDP).

The new courses have replaced Electric and Electric Hybrid Vehicles (ALT01/e) and Hybrid Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (ALT02/e). Either the Live course or both online courses must be completed in order to receive credit.

Coinciding with the launch of these new courses, I-CAR is also debuting the new  “Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Disable Search” on the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal. Through the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Disable Search, professionals can more easily find information on how to identify where parts of the hybrid or electric system are located, how to disable the system before beginning a repair, welding best practices and refinish precautions. All of this information can quickly be found by make, model and/or year.

To begin using the Hybrid Disable Search on the RTS Portal, visit

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