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New education program provides hybrid and EV repair guidance

Collision repair professionals can gain knowledge of the safety protocols and repair processes as EVs and hybrids gain market traction

Newport Beach, Calif.—To help its collision repair facilities customers prepare for hybrid and electric vehicle repairs, VeriFacts Automotive has launched the VeriFacts Academy 2020 virtual collision repair classroom, which features the new Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Essentials Course as one of its’ first learning modules.

Through the course, collision repair professionals can gain knowledge of the safety protocols and repair processes for hybrid and electric vehicles. VeriFacts Automotive also introduced a new VeriFacts Automotive EV Ready Remote Verification program through which its collision repair coaching customers can earn recognition that their team is prepared to repair hybrid and electric vehicles.

“It’s an honor to be the first collision repair facility in the VeriFacts network to earn our HEV/BEV Ready remote verification,” said Randy Serkey, owner of A&R Auto Body. “We sent four team members through the VeriFacts Automotive Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Essentials Course to obtain our verification. This — along with our OEM certifications —prepares us for the growth of HEV/BEV vehicles in our market.”

Electric vehicles continue to grow

Electric and hybrid vehicles passed the one million total sales mark in 2018, and the trend toward hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) will continue. The number of EVs on U.S. roads is projected to reach 18.7 million in 2030. This is about 7 percent of the 259 million vehicles (cars and light trucks) expected to be on U.S. roads in 2030. (Source: Edison Electric Institute).

To learn more about the VeriFacts Automotive Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Essentials Course and the new EV Ready Remote Verification program, contact info@verifactsauto.com.

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