IMI Voices EV Concern

THE SHORTAGE of drivers in the HGV sector has been well documented over the past two years, but the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is raising concerns about another challenge, a severe lack of Electric Vehicle trained heavy vehicle technicians which could undermine EV adoption in all areas of HGVs, including public transport.

Current IMI analysis suggests just 3% of HGV technicians are trained to work on vehicles with high voltage systems.

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Industry commented: “This could severely undermine the logistics and public transport sectors and the last thing the UK needs is another crisis in goods supplies.”

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