Why Every Automotive Business Needs Electric Vehicle Training In 2024

 

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation, with electric vehicles (EVs) rapidly becoming the dominant force.  A looming 2035 ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel, and even hybrid cars in the UK underscores this shift. This presents a critical opportunity for mechanics: currently, only 16% are qualified to service EVs, creating a substantial skills gap that demands to be addressed. By acquiring the necessary training, you can position yourself as a leader in this evolving landscape and capitalize on the high demand for qualified EV technicians.

We identify the key reasons why automotive businesses should prioritise Electric Vehicle training for their teams.

1 - Future-Proofing Your Business

2 - Fostering A Safety-First Environment

3 - Build Brand Trust With the IMI

4 - Increase Your Business Sales

1 - Future-Proofing Your Business

The automotive landscape is undergoing a seismic shift, with EVs rapidly becoming the dominant force. In the UK alone last year, new registrations of electric vehicles showed a year-on-year increase of almost 20%. However, only automotive businesses with the relevant certification are allowed to work on EVs. Hence, by investing in EV training for your team, you can position your business as a leader in the evolving market, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and attracting a growing customer base of EV owners who demand qualified service.

 

Thankfully, AWARE Series offers a range of electric vehicle courses to suit the training needs of your team. We deliver the IMI L2 and L3 Combined Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Repair & Replacement.

This course is perfectly designed to give the learners the knowledge and skills required to work safely on Electric/Hybrid vehicles whilst carrying out diagnostic, testing and repair activities

2 - Fostering A Safety-First Environment

Electric vehicles (EVs) represent the future, but their high-voltage systems introduce new dangers: high-voltage shocks, thermal runaway from damaged lithium-ion batteries, and electrocution risks from residual charges. Proper EV training equips technicians with the knowledge and protocols to handle these dangers safely, minimizing accidents and injuries.  Furthermore, evolving safety regulations require compliance, which trained technicians ensure. This investment in safety protects your employees, builds trust with apprehensive customers, and positions your business for success in the EV landscape.

Our EV Hazard ManagementAWARE course is the perfect option for delegates to gain a advanced understanding of EV & Hybrid Vehicles, eliminating the fears around working with EV and Hybrid vehicles.

 

3 - Build Brand Trust with the Institute of the Motor Industry

When it comes to building brand trust with customers in the electric vehicle (EV) repair landscape, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) training holds significant weight for several reasons.

The IMI is a highly respected and established organization within the automotive industry. Their qualifications are recognized by manufacturers, dealerships, and repair shops across the UK and beyond. This recognition signifies that technicians who have undergone IMI EV training have met a rigorous standard, giving customers confidence in their expertise.

Having a team with IMI EV qualifications can be a powerful marketing tool. Businesses can highlight this achievement in their advertising, website, and customer communications. This showcases their commitment to providing top-tier EV repair services and helps build trust with potential customers.

The AWARE Series is an approved and accredited  provider of IMI EV courses.

We deliver the following IMI Electric Vehicle Training courses.

IMI L2 and L3 Combined Award In Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Repair & Replacement

IMI L2 Award In Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Hazard Management For Emergency And Recovery Personnel.

4 - Increase your business sales

It’s not just technicians we recommend receive Electric Vehicle Training. It is equally important for sales professionals to have a core understanding of how EVs work, and are aware of working around them when selling to prospective clients. 

Customers transitioning to EVs often have questions and anxieties about range, charging infrastructure, and maintenance. Sales professionals who have received comprehensive training on the benefits and risks of electric vehicles can confidently address these concerns, providing accurate information and dispelling myths.

AWARE Series offers training courses for all levels of professionals who work with Electric Vehicles on a daily basis.

Our EV & HybridAWARE Course trains delegates on the basics of Electric Vehicles, including identifying the key components of the EV & Hybrid side, and how to power up and power down these systems safely.

If you would like to view all our Electric Vehicle Training courses, click here.

Gary Tucker, Managing Director of Network Training Partnership

Awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry' by the Institute of the Motor Industry at their 2020 Centenary Awards and a finalist in the Talent in Logistics Industry Ambassador Awards 2020.

A dynamic, entrepreneurial personality and strategic leader with a proactive attitude and history of proven success within the Military and Commercial sectors. Can be relied upon to always produce outstanding results in exceptionally high-pressure situations.