Elite Garages secures EV skills

Elite Garages has upskilled its vehicle technicians with EV training from Autotech Training.

The independent tyre, MOT, car service and forecourt operator, which operates 14 sites across the South of England, sent a minimum of two technicians from each site to complete their IMI Level 3 Electric/Hybrid vehicle training.

This was in response to a surge in demand for EV repairs.

Josh Whittemore, training and development co-ordinator for Elite Garages, said: “Over the last seven months, we have seen a significant uplift in calls from customers for electric vehicle repairs and general advice. We need to be prepared. Not only to be able to create a new revenue stream and meet customer demand, but to safeguard our employees and equip them with the relevant skills to work safely on these high voltage vehicles.”

Every one of Elite Garage’s sites now has the relevant skills to carry out EV work, and the company is in the process of installing the correct EV infrastructure and equipment within each garage to ensure it has the provisions to carry out work safely.