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Where are the EV technicians?


Hey, EVs need maintenance and repairs too. But, working on an EV shouldn’t be done by just anyone – it takes a very particular set of skills (perhaps even skills acquired over a very long career). These vehicles aren’t your grandfather’s, working via internal combustion engines, and it takes a skilled technician to know how to safely maintain these relatively new components.

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This poses a problem. Today’s job market is already facing a general worker shortage. A layer below that lies the technician shortage that’s lasted for decades. Drill down a little deeper and you encounter the EV technician shortage. These EV technicians today are quite rare, and typically expect to be paid a premium for their services.

So, where does this leave us? Is there an answer to finding more EV shop help? To find out, I invited Nadine Battah, multimedia senior editor for Tomorrow’s Technician, onto the show.


This is an audio-only version of our episode with Nadine Battah, multimedia senior editor for Tomorrow’s Technician. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.

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