The ATS Euromaster network of tyre and maintenance centres has been upskilled to ensure technicians can work on both hybrid and electric vehicles safely.
Technicians have been trained in line with industry standards, set by IMI, as part of a phased roll out by the tyre service and maintenance provider. This ensures it can meet the challenge of working on both vehicle types safely, in preparation for a ramp up in demand.
Electric car registrations have continued to accelerate, up over 71% year on year, while vans are expected to grow this year, too – up nearly 63% year on year*.
Mark Holland, operations director at ATS Euromaster, said, “We are committed to constantly improving the level of training we give to our technicians to ensure their skills meet the demands of our customers.
“Clearly electric vehicles with high voltage batteries represent a safety hazard and can cause either severe burns or fatalities if incorrectly handled.
“The training they have received means they now have the knowledge to understand the dangers surrounding electric vehicles and the precautions they need to take in order to avoid potential injury. This training will position us to service our customers both now and in the future.”