Autoglass invests in EV training

Autoglass is rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) training for all its technicians.

The programme will see all technicians at the company complete the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) EV level III accreditation

It is being introduced in response to the growing number of EVs in the UK, with SMMT data showing that in May EV uptake rose 6.2% to account for 17.6% of all car registrations in the month.

Autoglass has so far invested over £350,000 on EV training and has put nearly 400 of its technicians through the course in the first quarter of the year.

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Tim Camm, technical training and quality manager at Autoglass, said: “EVs are becoming more and more common on UK roads, and this trend is only going to continue in the years ahead. It is essential that this growing demand is reflected in the skills and capabilities of the aftermarket industry, and that we as a sector are prepared for the changes to come.

“At Autoglass we always pride ourselves on being the best in class when it comes to skills, and so it was important to us to ensure we are investing in EV training to provide our technicians with the expertise to work on any vehicle they need to. We will continue to invest in training and green solutions to ensure our technicians and our business are ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”

The investment follows Belron, the parent company of Autoglass, being awarded an IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence last year as a result of its investment in skills and training facilities.