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Electric Vehicle Technician Shortage- Why would we want to change?

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Electric Vehicle Technician Shortage

Electric Vehicle Technician Shortage

So, there is no doubt in my mind that  the EV “electric cars” are going to be a threat to the sustainability of the garage trade as it is. Therefore it does not surprise me that technicians are not taking up the “so called” electric car revolution. In my humble opinion the transition to EV,s is at too faster a pace for both garages and more importantly the car owning public.

As a garage owner for almost all my life, then I am forever asking customers and suppliers for their opinion. Many of my customers dont really have an opinion and just think that EV,s will be part of the future car market. Well this is happening now! Consequently , then I am seeing more of the dreaded things driving about. Particularly the Tesla models.

In my opinion these cars are becoming the new rich mans car! The guys that drive them are the old Jaguar and BMW owners. Generally wealthy business men who want to show off their new toy.

However what they tell us about the percentage of new cars that are electric is calculated in a very low car sales period. So, making the actual EV sales figures  look good.

Looking out of my window

When I look out of my office window in Halifax, then all I see is row after row of “Victorian” terrace houses. With the roads stacked out with the house owners family cars. Typical of many Northern towns and cities. Even with the most vivid imagination, then I cannot see how all the people are going to charge their electric cars. Many of my customers in this Northern town are young first time car owners. Many families now have three cars per family. Say the dad and mum and at least one sibling will be an affordable car owner. I say affordable, because these car owners buy a car to suite their pocket.

So, second and third hand smaller cars are the norm. Electric cars are a million years away from these people. These cars fit into the very old infrastructure that these vehicles have to drive about in.

I could go on and on about this idiotic target that our government has given us for the giant changes that would be required for electric cars. Finally we are  finding difficulty in finding suitable staff to repair the conventional cars here in Halifax. So Electric cars ?

Latest SMMT data shows that EV sales represented 23 per cent of the new vehicle market in May but analysis by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) suggests that by the end of 2020

Source: EV technician shortage “must be addressed” urgently, IMI warns

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