Micheal Smyth

Micheal Smyth is a founding partner and Director of Training for AFV Educate, a not-for-profit 401(c)(3) training organization specializing in alternative fuel curriculum development and educational presentation for first and second responders and automotive technicians. His previous positions included Director of West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium and Director of Training at Automotive Video Innovations. Mike has over 12 years of experience working with and presenting information on AFVs. Connect with him at LinkedIn.

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Orange labeling of high voltage cables and components can be located in any part of an electric vehicle, from the high voltage battery pack to the motor/generator.

Disabling electric vehicles prior to collision repairs

April 5, 2023
Even an experienced collision tech should seek out training to accomplish safe and effective R&R on a battery electric or hybrid electric vehicle.
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FCEV underhood

Do you need to know about hydrogen vehicles?

Nov. 29, 2022
If the technology becomes the preferred choice over electric cars, we should be prepared to support it.
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Orange HV cables

What the auto repair and collision specialist needs to know about EVs

March 31, 2022
With a bit of training, common sense, and awareness of the dangers associated with EV high voltage systems, electric cars and trucks can grow into a significant segment of your...
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Typical hybrid electric vehicle components

Understanding alternative fuel vehicles

Jan. 24, 2022
An overview of the current vehicle systems on the road.