Autotech Training has become one of only five global owners of an Electude Connect – Electric training vehicle to support the delivery of its IMI accredited EV training courses.

Initially created for the WorldSkills Automotive Technology Competition, the exclusive training vehicle, which is based on the Volkswagen e-up! has been extensively modified to enable electrical diagnosis and fault finding without having to remove any parts of the vehicle.

The unique state-of-the-art vehicle features 39 in-built failures, and the wiring harnesses have been extended and switches incorporated into the car to allow the trainer to induce faults across all main components without causing damage to the vehicle and its low and high voltage systems.

Autotech Training has been forging ahead in the electric/hybrid vehicle training stakes for almost four years. Delivering IMI Levels 1-4 electric/hybrid vehicle training courses, the company’s commitment to remaining flexible has seen over 1,500 delegates receive EV training over the last 18 months.

Dedicated to upskilling the aftermarket, and any organisation that electrifies its fleet, the procurement of the Electude Connect – Electric training vehicle is testament to Autotech Training’s dedication to ensuring the electric vehicle revolution is sustained by people with the right skill set.

The company’s headquarters in Milton Keynes includes an Electric Vehicle Training Suite, featuring an electric car for hands on learning, while its fleet of EVs are regularly driven across the UK to aid the delivery of IMI electric hybrid vehicle training on the premises of any garage or business.

“Hands on learning is of paramount importance to Autotech Training as it helps put the theory into practice during the delivery of our EV training courses,” comments Simon King, Managing Director of Autotech Training. “We are delighted to now add the Electude Connect – Electric training vehicle to our portfolio as it is one of just five available in the world.

The vehicle will help safely diagnose and resolve issues and engage our delegates even more to ensure they hold both the theoretical and practical skills to repair and maintain EVs in their place of work.”

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