Learn about hybrid and EV battery thermal management systems

By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine

Continuing our series of blogs introducing some of the teachers and presenters that will be presenting classes at the upcoming MACS Training Event and Trade Show in February. Each of these class leaders has been chosen for their detailed knowledge of their topic and their ability to present it to you.

Tony Martin

Tony Martin, Automotive Curriculum Consulting
“Hybrid  and EV battery thermal management systems”

“The world’s vehicle fleet is steadily moving towards electric drive,” Tony Martin says. “Witness the number of hybrid-electric and pure EV models available now compared to ten years ago.  This class will increase your value as an automotive diagnostician, because you’ll gain a better understanding of electric-drive systems and how thermal management plays a role in maximizing their efficiency and performance.”

Tony is a contributing editor for Motor Age magazine, and his work has appeared in MACS publications as well. He writes on a wide variety of automotive topics, specializing in diesel, alternative fuels, and hybrid vehicles. Tony is a graduate of the Canadian Interprovincial (Red Seal) apprenticeship system and served his apprenticeship in Manitoba. He received his qualification as a heavy duty equipment mechanic in 1989.

He holds 19 ASE certifications, including CMAT, CMTT, A9, L1, and L2. Tony has lived and worked in Alaska since 1992, and has taught automotive and diesel technology at the post-secondary level for the past 16 years.



The Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s blog has been honored as the best business to business blog in the Automotive Aftermarket by the Automotive Communications Awards and the Car Care Council Women’s Board!

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.

If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be, click here for more information.
You can E-mail us at macsworldwide@macsw.org or visit to find a Mobile Air Conditioning Society member repair shop in your area. Click here  to find out more about your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system.

The 33rd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Conference and Trade Show, Be the Best of the Best will take place February 7-9, 2013 at the Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL.

About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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