Delphi Technologies gears up for EV Ready show

Delphi Technologies will demonstrate how to power down and safely begin repair work on an electric vehicle at the upcoming EV Ready event, being held at Brighton Racecourse 25 January.

Sponsored by GSF Car Parts, EV Ready is a new concept promising a ‘unique showcase of the aftermarket’s response to vehicle electrification’. The invitation-only group of exhibitors has been selected to provide garage technicians and business owners with insights on the latest EV technology, tools, training, equipment and opportunities.

Luke Garratt, UK and Nordics technical services manager at Delphi Technologies, said: “We were keen to support EV Ready as it’s a forward-thinking show that gives busy garage owners and technicians an opportunity to access a wealth of EV-related expertise and emerging technology in one place on one day. We’re pleased to be sponsoring the event and are looking forward to a successful show.”

It will provide a practical demonstration of safe EV handling on an electric vehicle supplied from its state-of-the-art training and development workshop in Warwick. Delphi will also be presenting on the necessity of EV training for independent garages and introducing its extensive EV parts programme. This already includes brake pads and brake discs along with a comprehensive steering and suspension range.

Garratt said: “Our current hybrid electric vehicle training actually combines six hours of online pre-learning on electrical systems to establish the foundation of knowledge. We then build upon that with our face-to-face training afterwards.”

Meanwhile, an EV Ready panel including Peter Melville of the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance (HEVRA), author Tom Denton, Ben Stockton of Our Virtual Academy, Paul Dineen of Servicesure, Quentin Le Hetet of GiPA, Matt Cleevely from Cleevely Motors and Kevin Pearce of Cedar Garage will discuss the implications of the growing EV parc for vehicle servicing and repairs, business opportunities and how workshops can best transition into the electrified arena.