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Identifying and charging BMW’s 12V lithium-ion batteries

Customers likely don’t know what battery they have, and technicians likely won’t know either without learning how to identify them.

BEVs have more advanced tech problems than ICE, study shows

The study found that owners’ experience with BEV advanced technology is more problematic than owners with ICE vehicles.

SP guide for safe handling and storage of EV batteries released

The guide includes links to several relevant regulations and standards.

How EVs affect the used car reconditioning market

Whatever the propulsion system, two foundational truths are needed to understand key performance metrics.

Mahle, Midtronics partner on EV battery service

Battery service could represent half of the overall service performed in shops, the companies say.

Mitchell report highlights an increase in EV collision claims

Refinish time for EVs is nearly an hour more than for ICE automobiles, which adds to insurance claim costs.

Cox showcases EV battery diagnostic tool, grading system

The pilot of Cox Automotive’s new EV Battery Health mobile app will launch at 10 Manheim locations across the U.S. in 2023.

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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

Independent aftermarket boosted by out-of-warranty Teslas

Tesla‘s shift toward a vertically integrated sales and service model creates the need for traditional partnerships with third-party franchised dealers for vehicle repairs, finds Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis growth opportunities in Tesla’s global aftersales strategy. Frost & Sullivan say this leads the company to ramp up its mobile service fleet and collaborate with independent aftermarket repair

Valvoline named network service provider for EV maker Arrival

Utilizing Arrival’s Service Platform, Valvoline will have access to repair and maintenance documentation, in-person and online training, and more.

How EVs affect parts & maintenance

EVs aren’t yet pouring into the aftermarket repair window, but CEO Lev Peker says that time is coming soon.

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Shocks and acid and fire – oh my!

The editor of BodyShop Business and I talk about the risks and rewards of body shops taking on EV work.

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