With the role of the 12 V battery changing with advanced technology vehicles and EVs, Varta is introducing a new suite of modules to its e-learning solution.
The Varta team has announced that a new suite of battery e-learning is now live on the Varta Partner Portal which will complement the company’s more traditional face-to-face-training. The various e-learning courses will complement the battery brand’s digital portfolio, which includes video, technical articles and the Battery Finder system.
The company’s goal is to provide the “best user experience” during its training – both online and offline. “Our e-learning offerings are aimed at everyone who deals with batteries in their daily business”, says Ulrich Germann, training and technical support manager at the Varta Training Academy.
“We want technicians to be able to understand the new technologies and today’s complex vehicles. We want to share our knowledge in a user-centric approach so that our customers can be successful in their daily business.”
Technology marches on
The first technological advancements around the battery came with the introduction of start-stop systems. Since then, fuel-saving functions have gone far beyond simply switching off the engine at traffic lights; many standard features are not even noticeable to the driver. For workshops to be able to repair these complex systems in the future, Varta has committed to continually updating the training modules. In addition to general topics such as “Warehousing and Storage” or the “Varta brand and USPs”, there is also more in-depth technical material such as “Vibration Resistance” or “Deep Cycling Capabilities”.
The next technological leap is already underway, as the role of the traditional 12 V battery is more important than ever for hybrid and even pure electric vehicles. To cater for these developments, a new series on the topic of drivetrain electrification and the role of the 12 V battery in EVs is ready for learners in the portal. The new modules focus on differing types of vehicle technology available in the market, and the role of the 12 V battery for each of these.
The courses are currently available on the portal. Registered users get access to a complete offering of digital trainings on:
- basic battery knowledge
- advanced passenger cars including modules on hybrids and EVs
- heavy commercial vehicles
Simply log in and click the ‘menu’ in the top left of the screen, then you have free and unlimited access.