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I-CAR launches five-day EV Hands-On Skills Development course at new Chicago Technical Center

Instruction includes learning how to safely disconnect high voltage systems, confirming zero potential, and initializing high voltage systems following repairs and service

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—As the automotive industry ramps up its commitment to electric and hybrid vehicles, I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, continues to expand its electric vehicle curriculum with a first-ever, five-day Electric Vehicle (EV) Hands-On Skills Development course at I-CAR’s new Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, Ill.

The new EV hands-on course, taught by I-CAR’s bench of EV experts, will serve as the capstone to eight prerequisite EV courses for collision repair professionals.

“This EV capstone hands-on course provides the personalized, on-site instruction to help technicians gain the confidence and competence needed to help inspect and repair today’s EV and hybrid vehicles aligned with OEM-specific procedures and high voltage safety best practices,” said Dirk Fuchs, I-CAR director, Technical Programs and Services.

“Our state-of-the-art EV lab at the CTC offers the ideal learning environment, as it is designed to include all of the appropriate tools, equipment and space, along with expert instruction necessary to guide individuals towards safety and proficiency in all aspects of the EV repair process.”

EV safety instruction includes learning how to safely disconnect high voltage systems, confirming zero potential, and initializing high voltage systems following repairs and service.

To register, visit I-CAR.com  

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