As Toyota moves forward with the production of electric vehicles (EVs), hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), and hybrid vehicles (HVs), the question is: Is your collision repair facility prepared for the challenges that these vehicles present?
Lighter, more sophisticated vehicles
To make vehicles more efficient, Toyota is making vehicles lighter and more sophisticated:
- Reduced weight means the vehicle requires less power to get moving.
- More sophistication means implementing technology that makes the powertrain more efficient.
What does that mean for your collision repair facility?
It means that estimating, diagnosing, and repairing an EV, FCV or HV damaged in a collision presents new challenges that shops have never seen, including:
- Disarming the high voltage systems
- Additional refinishing time
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