At Hazchem, we lookout for developments in newer vehicles and their technologies and create products for the practitioners who’ll be associating with them. One example is electric vehicles – often referred to simply as ‘EVs’.
The UK Government announced an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The UK Government has also published the outcome and response to a consultation which comes as a follow up from the announcement, which you may also be interested in reading.
As the market develops and demand for electric vehicles increases, so will the demand for qualified electric vehicle technicians and mechanics in the UK, who can carry out necessary work on these vehicles safely, and with confidence. As a result, the need for electric vehicle PPE will be all too great.
The ability to competently work on an electric vehicle really isn’t something that can be avoided. In fact, UK Government guidance makes it clear that MOT tests can’t be refused just because of one’s lack of familiarity with the vehicle type.
There are now electric vehicle training qualifications for working on EVs – such as those from the Institute of the Motor Industry.
As more technicians and mechanics gain the skills and qualifications to work on EVs, having the right tools for the trade will be vital for safely working on EVs.