WHAT DO EV WORKSHOPS LOOK LIKE?
EVUP says there are three steps to preparing yourself for an electric future
It says those steps are knowledge, equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
While traditionally taught skills will still be needed for many years, e-mechanics will need additional electrical knowledge and a range of other skills to confidently work with EV high voltage systems.
Specialist tools and equipment, such as hoisting pucks that fit Tesla models, OBD2 scan tools, multimeters and insulated tools to guard against shock should be considered for any workshop preparing for EV servicing. EV charging should also be considered, with a dedicated and mobile three phase charging unit enabling charging to come to the vehicle, rather than valuable space being allocated EV only.
There are significant and different risks to your workshop team when working with EVs versus internal combustion engine vehicles, including electrocution, gassing, burns and fire. No one should attempt to work on an EV without proper training and skills development. Insulated tools, specialist personal protective wear and additional high voltage signage around your workshop should form the basis of protection measures.
EVUp is ready to help
EVUp says it supplies high-quality, mobile workshop charging units compatible with every EV on the market which can charge up to 22kW (three phase). It has also written an online EV High Voltage Safety training course at evalliance.net.au
For more information, visit www.evup.com.au