25 Oct '11, 3pm

Car technicians want more safety support for EV repairs - (blog)

Car technicians want more safety support for EV repairs - (blog)

Service technicians and mechanics feel that car makers are failing to ensure their safety as they launch electric and hybrid cars into the market, new research suggests. According to a new study by IDC Manufacturing Insights , auto repairs workers are concerned that they are not being equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively and safely service electrified vehicles. The research conducted in collaboration with Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), of over 2,000 global automotive professionals reveals a discrepancy between technicians’ safety concerns and the level of consideration of their safety from OEMs. Furthermore, within OEM survey respondents, half in management roles expect service safety in EVs will improve compared to only about 25 per cent of designers and service information developers. As the number of hybrid electric and pure electric vehicles con...

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