Alliance Automotive Group has announced it will be providing EV training courses through its AutoCare and United Garage Services network programmes.
With the government recently announcing steps towards net-zero with end of sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, training for the cars of tomorrow has never been more important.
With the rate of qualified technicians in the past year increasing from 3-5%, figures reportedly suggest that at the current rate there will be a skill gap shortage on maintenance for EV’s. This, therefore, indicates increased opportunities for garages and workshops that have trained technicians on hand.
The AutoCare and United Garage Services network programmes provide over 87 training courses at any given time and five specifically on EV vehicles.
Training was also still offered during the first lockdown in the UK with over 100 courses completed during April to August alone, via distance learning or utilising social distancing measures.
Over 35% of the network currently have an IMI level 2 EV/PHEV or above qualified technician in their workshop, which reportedly represents more than double the industry average.
The garage networks team are said to be constantly reviewing and evolving the training packages available, taking into account both changing technology and failures associated with new vehicles on the road. This aims to provide network members and their technicians the assurance that help is on hand should training or technical advice be required.