NGVi is now more than natural gas. Welcome to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute – AFVi!

Level 1: Electric Vehicle Essentials and Safety Practices

Beginning with fundamental principles of 12-volt electrical systems and transitioning to high-voltage, this course prepares technicians to work safely on or around hybrid, battery electric and other high-voltage vehicles.



Who Should Attend?

  • Technicians who will perform basic preventive maintenance on electric vehicles (tire rotations, etc.)
  • Technicians who will perform electric vehicle safety inspections
  • Technicians who will perform EV diagnostics and repair procedures
  • All employees involved in EV fleet operations
  • Fleet or dealer service managers and supervisors
  • Corporate/agency safety managers
  • Risk management staff

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basic function of DC electric vehicle systems
  • Identify and apply safety procedures for working with high voltage systems
  • Compare basic operation of hybrid and battery electric vehicle types
  • Identify high-voltage systems and components
  • Explain basic electrical circuitry involved in electric vehicle high voltage systems
  • Demonstrate ability to read and use wiring diagrams
  • Choose commonly used tools and equipment for electric vehicle maintenance
  • List the types of Personal protective equipment (PPE) and describe how to use them
  • Describe how to disable the high-voltage system of a hybrid or electric vehicle

Course Outline

Module 1 Introduction to basic DC Vehicle Electrical systems
Module 2 Safety Procedures and Personal Protective Equipment
Module 3 Fundamentals of Performing EV Diagnostics
Module 4 Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (Multiple Voltages)
Module 5 Battery Electric Vehicles (High Voltage)
Module 6 Safe Charging of Electric Vehicles

Educators/Trainers/Field Service Representatives

Instructional staff members of colleges, universities, private training organizations, fleets, dealers or manufacturers are not candidates for this course, but have numerous options for bringing AFVi’s training classes to their campuses or facilities. For more information, contact us at 800-510-6484.