28 Feb 2024

Good things come in three: LKQ Euro Car Parts invests to further hybrid training

LKQ Euro Car Parts has invested in three hybrid vehicles, in response to growing demand for hybrid and EV training courses. Through its AutoEducation Academy, over 1,500 technicians will receive hybrid and EV repair training, with courses available at levels two, three and four. All are included in the IMI’s Tech Safe Scheme.

Level two covers routine maintenance activities and terminology, while Level three builds on this with system repair and replacement training, more advanced electrical regeneration, rectification and regulation skills. Lastly, level four delves deeper into diagnostics, testing and more advanced repairs.

Adam White, Workshop Solutions Director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, observed: “The government’s deadline on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles is less than nine years away, and many manufacturers are setting themselves more ambitious targets between now and then. With only 5% of technicians currently trained on hybrid and electric vehicles, now is the time for the rest to catch up.”

He added: “Our AutoEducation Academy gives technicians the skills and knowledge they need to take advantage of this key revenue stream and run successful businesses, now and in the future. Hybrids are already relatively common in the independent aftermarket and it won’t be long before EVs are too.”

For more information, visit www.autoeducationacademy.com