Battery experts Varta shares the details of its new battery e-learning course.
The Varta team has announced a new suite of battery e-learning courses which are now live on its partner portal which will complement the company’s more traditional face-to-face-training. The various courses will complete the digital knowledge portfolio, following the company’s YouTube-channel’s educational playlists, technical articles in the Battery World, Battery Finder and other social media platforms.
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 training academy.
“We want technicians and sales advisors, wholesalers and retailers to be able to understand the new technologies and today’s complex vehicles. We want to share our profound knowledge in a user-centric approach so that our customers can be successful in their daily business.” They continue.
Keeping up with modern technology
The first technological advancements around the battery came with the introduction of start-stop systems. Since then, fuel-saving functions go far beyond simply switching off the engine at traffic lights; many standard features are not even noticeable by the driver. For workshops to be able to repair these complex systems in the future, the training modules will continually update to ensure technicians are prepared. In addition to general topics such as “warehousing and storage” or the “Varta brand and USPs”, there is also more indepth 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.
Expanding the range
After the launch, a new series on the topic of drivetrain electrification and the role of the 12 V battery in electric vehicles is already in development. Varta e-learning courses are currently available within its partner portal. Registered users get access to a complete offering of digital training on:
- basic battery knowledge
- advanced passenger cars
- heavy commercial vehicles
Simply login and click the ‘menu’ in the top left of the screen, then you have free and unlimited access to the Varta portal.
“We are very pleased to be able to support the UK and Irish aftermarkets with these free-toaccess e-learning courses and hope that technicians and factor staff find them useful and informative.” says John Rawlins, marketing manager. “Our intention is to provide bitesize online training to complement the face-to-face training we already provide; we don’t intend to stop that”.