By 2030 the number EV's on the road in the US is expected to reach 18.7 million up from 1 million at the end of 2018, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Automotive
companies are actively retooling a production shift toward EV platforms and dealerships will be hiring qualified technicians to service this growing automotive sector in the near future.
Telsa probably gets the most notoriety within the EV sector; however, VW likely has the widest depth of vehicles operating on an EV platform. By 2025 Tesla is expected to sell 2 million vehicles while VW is forecasted to sell 2.6 million electric vehicles.
In conjunction with VW, our partner, LD Didactic, a German based organization, has created a range of EV trainers that teach the fundamentals of electrical technology, high voltage technology, battery technology, safety and maintenance. Within the maintenance training module, instructors have the ability to insert a multitude of faults including safety line defective, low insulation resistance, contact resistance too great, defective capacitor discharge and over 20 more on the various EV trainers. The LD Didactic's 3 EV training units range from a desktop unit complete with a charging station up to a full scale VW car.
Also interesting and lending credibility to expertise, LD Didactic provides electrical technology and high voltage education equipment to VW training centers around the world. Likewise, Dr. Andreas Kastner with LD Didactic informed me they recently received a request from and supplied this same training equipment to Lamborghini!
The EV desktop trainer (model A188.8.131.52) also has a training module for first responders and instructs on the safety protocols of mitigating the inherit danger of high voltage risk when encountering an EV in an emergency response situation.
If you're ready to explore incorporating electric vehicle technology training into your educational program, let us know and we can help you select a system that matches your goals. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you LD Didactic's complete catalog of EV trainers.
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