Meyle offers e-mobility support

Meyle offers e-mobility support

With its relevant online training content around the handling of high-voltage vehicles, Meyle wants to support workshops in the transition to e-mobility.

Under the name Meyle Academy, the German manufacturer is offering workshops a wide range of digital training courses with relevant content free of charge. As one of the first in the market, the firm already offers a certified e-learning course on high-voltage vehicles for German speakers. To meet increasing needs, it has adapted the content for English-speaking countries.

Senior technical trainer Patrick Stuedemann stresses the relevance of the course for the international market: “The course content is not only highly relevant for all workshops in Germany but also across the globe, since the training covers all essential aspects, when dealing with a high-voltage vehicle. That is why we felt the need to develop an English version being accessible for everyone.”

The participants of this course will receive a certificate in English after successful participation and passing of the final exam. This certificate is based on the German DGUV regulations. In German workshops this certificate is mandatory to work on high-voltage vehicles. The requirements may vary by country and must be checked on an individual basis. The government in the UK signals that anyone who wishes to work on electric vehicles must satisfy the standards set, which would be implemented by an industry professional body. A competency-based standard would be designed with the objective of ensuring that technicians are competent to prevent electrical danger and injury and therefore possess the relevant technical knowledge or experience demanded when working on such vehicles.

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As environmental awareness grows, the use of electric and hybrid vehicles is increasing, and with it the potential for mechanics in the automotive industry around the world to come into contact with electric drives and high-voltage equipment. Patrick Stuedemann is convinced that e-learning for high-voltage vehicles will offer added value to automotive workshops all over the world: “In order to keep up with the rising demand for electrified vehicles, expanding the expertise in the safe handling of highvoltage vehicles will make automotive workshops more competitive.” Thanks to its expertise in developing and manufacturing spare parts and in training workshop-staff, the Hamburg-based company is well positioned to meet the changing requirements.

“Our goal is to drive the transition to e-mobility. That is why we are closely monitoring the market. We want to actively shape electrification and help workshops to prepare for the upcoming transition,” says Stefan Bachmann, head of steering and suspension.

All participants of the offered e-learning training are familiarised with the relevant safety and health aspects. In addition, the program includes differences between the various drive topologies, legal matters as well as hazards and everything to do with first aid in order to optimally prepare participants for customer requirements. “With this new training, we are helping customers, no matter where they are, to prepare for the upcoming change, featuring innovative and practical solutions that make every day work easier,” adds Stuedemann.

Regardless of the time zone, technicians can access the training course at any time and from anywhere. In addition to the topic of high voltage, Meyle also offers training courses on many other current topics, including brake systems, intelligent repair solutions or oil changes for automatic transmissions.

Besides the digital training offer, the academy provides customised training with qualified trainers on-site at the customer’s premises or also at the manufacturer’s own training workshop. Live training sessions can be held flexibly and at any location with specially created exhibits for practical use.

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