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EV trends: From battery leasing to the death of the hybrid

The EV headlines just don’t stop coming, but where are the trends actually leading the automotive industry?

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EV trends: From battery leasing to the death of the hybrid

The EV headlines just don’t stop coming, but where are the trends actually leading the automotive industry?

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How do you jumpstart an EV?

Here’s a real-world scenario: A customer brings their EV into your shop for service, and it’s been there for quite a while because the parts are on backorder. After a few weeks, you get in the vehicle to move it out of your way, and the ignition won’t turn on. It’s acting like the battery

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Sono and Bosch partner on solar-powered Sion repairs in Europe

Sono Motors and Bosch have agreed to cooperate on a joint Europe-wide network of car repair shops. Bosch says owners of the Sion solar electric vehicle will be able to use all services offered by participating car repair shops, including repair, servicing, maintenance, and warranty services. The companies say 50 qualified service centers will be

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Jaguar Land Rover to launch electrification training initiative

Jaguar Land Rover will launch a global “upskilling drive” to train 29,000 people for its connected and data capabilities in the next three years and support the rapid transition to electrification. The company says its Future Skills Programme will see more than 10,000 employees in the U.K. and nearly 19,000 across the rest of the

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Cox Automotive & Spiers expand EV battery service network

Cox Automotive Mobility with Spiers New Technologies are expanding their global EV battery service center network with new facilities in Belleville, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, and Las Vegas. Cox Automotive Mobility in collaboration with Spiers New Technologies also operates end-to-end EV battery service centers in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ede, Netherlands. Cox is constructing

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IMR Research Shows Impact of EV Service at Independent Shops

IMR has released an update with new insight on its research on how battery and hybrid electric vehicle service is impacting independent repair shops. Between June 1-30, IMR says it interviewed 500 independent repair shops in the U.S. to update its original findings from 2021 on trends relating to service exposure in independent repair shops

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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

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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

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What’s new with electric truck maintenance

Electric vehicles are throwing a metaphorical wrench (hopefully a non-conductive one) into vehicle maintenance and repair. EVs have fewer moving parts and fluids. There are no exhaust aftertreatment systems to worry about. Regular maintenance necessities of many vehicle components, like brakes, are also expected to drop. And, as a result, EVs are expected to reduce

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Mahle supplies EV battery diagnostic tools to independent shops

Mahle Aftermarket has provided independent workshops with the means to run battery diagnostics on electric vehicles by equipping its TechPro diagnostic tool with new software. The software will initially be available free of charge. As part of the further expansion of the diagnostic function, Mahle Aftermarket says it plans to develop suitable licensing models for

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Mahle to use EV charging plug for battery diagnostics

Mahle Aftermarket will use the charging plug, in addition to the existing OBD port, for battery diagnostics of electric vehicles in the future. To this end, the service and spare parts division of the automotive supplier is collaborating with Volytica Diagnostics, a software developer based in Dresden, Germany. It evaluates the measured data in the

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