As you may be aware, there are more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads than ever before. In fact, there are 34 new plug-in vehicles due to launch in 2020. 23 of which are new battery electric vehicles (BEVs), 10 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and 1 fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV).
Vehicle Technicians must be EV qualified to repair modern vehicles. These Technicians, along with being mechanical and electrical, also need to be good with IT. This is not the greasy job that it used to be.
Not only is modern technology affecting the workshops, even Sales Executives (whose job is to sell vehicles) are now using V.R. (Virtual Reality) and video technology to present and demonstrate vehicles.
Another exciting change is the composite materials that are being used in the construction of cars, such as carbon fibre. Factors such as cost reduction, weight reduction and recyclability are the reasons for introducing these composite materials, but they all require specialist repair techniques.
The industry is looking very exciting for the future. If you’d like to get involved in these changes, why not make this a career? Kick-start your career with an apprenticeship in the motor trade.