LKQ accelerates EV training

LKQ Euro Car Parts has taken delivery of three brand new hybrid vehicles to help it reach its target of training more than 1,500 technicians in hybrid and EV repair this year through its AutoEducation Academy.

Courses are available at levels two, three and four, and all are part of the IMI’s Tech Safe Scheme.

Level two covers routine maintenance activities and terminology, as well as providing technicians with a thorough understanding of the construction and function of hybrid-electric systems.

Level three builds on this with system repair and replacement training, more advanced electrical regeneration, rectification and regulation skills, while level four extends further into diagnostics, testing and advanced repairs.

Adam White, workshop solutions director, said: “The government’s deadline on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles is less than nine years away, and many manufacturers are setting themselves more ambitious targets between now and then. With only five per cent of technicians currently trained on hybrid and electric vehicles, now is the time for the rest to catch up.”