Halfords makes plans to capitalise on electric vehicle switch

National fast fit to have "at least one" electric vehicle technician in every workshop

Halfords makes plans to capitalise on electric vehicle switch
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Halfords has announced a significant training investment which includes plans to train another 100 electric vehicle technicians and 1,400 e-bike and e-scooter ‘store servicers’.

The company said the move is critical to try and reduce the UK’s electric skills gap.

Halfords, chief executive Graham Stapleton said: “We are making a substantial investment in further training for existing colleagues, including in the rapidly growing area of electric vehicle servicing as we work to fill the skills gap that exists in the UK.

“We will be training 100 more electric car technicians next year, bringing the total to 470.

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“In addition, we will be growing the number of e-bike and e-scooter servicers in our stores from 400 to over 1,800.

“This means that, by April, each of Halfords’ garages will have at least one electric car technician, with electric bike and scooter servicers in every store”

It estimates the overall number of technicians will need to double each year in order to service the approximately 11 million EVs that will be on the country’s roads in 2030.

The plans follow confirmation this week that new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030 and hybrid cars from 2035.

Related: Petrol and diesel car ban to be enforced from 2030, Boris Johnson confirms

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    Halfords has announced a significant training investment which includes plans to train another 100 electric vehicle technicians and 1,400 e-bike and e
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    #204244 Reply
    Meat-Head
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    Excuse me, did you just say Halfrauds AND electric car in the same sentence?

    They are incapable of anything – starting with this anti social
    Distances thing – seen them huddled together under one car on an ramp.

    They can’t change bulbs for a start, what chance do they have
    Of doing an electric car job without frying themselves!

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    Eddie Bamber
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    Training technicians is one thing. Keeping them with poverty spec wages and impossible targets is another. I hope Halfords take this into account.

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