17 Jul 2024
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IGA unveils EV practical fault-finding course

The IGA has launched a new one-day practical fault-finding course for EVs to its training offering.

The course, backed-up by the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance (HEVRA) will be available at various RMI training locations, with the first course planned for June. It will cover common faults in the inverters, interlock circuits, DC – DC Convertors and charging circuits, and will also cover contactor issues.

The course has been created following feedback from IGA members, as Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive, noted: “Members have said that even with a Level 3 qualification, their technicians often don’t feel confident to move into diagnostics of the high voltage EV systems. We are delighted to be providing a solution to meet the needs of our members and the wider independent sector.”
He added: “This new course, designed with the support of the experts at HEVRA, is another positive step forward to supporting the independent garage community.”

Technicians will need to be qualified to a minimum of HEV Level 3 prior to attending. The course is open to non-members, but IGA members will benefit from a preferential rate.