Emissions Reduction and EVs: What Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Mechanic Students Should Know

If you are interested in becoming an electric vehicle mechanic, you’ve picked an excellent time to enter the industry. Countries worldwide have begun looking at reducing emissions by investing more in hybrid and electric vehicles. 

At ATC Surrey, you’ll get professional hands-on training in the growing field of servicing hybrid and electric vehicles. You’ll learn the components of your average EV and how to safely service them–just in time to be at the forefront of this new exciting industry. Read on for more information on EVs and the ultimate goal of reducing emissions. 

How Do EVs Reduce Emissions?

The fossil fuels used by gas-powered vehicles emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as their engines run. Traps of CO2 are heated by the sun once they reach the atmosphere, causing the ozone layer to weaken. This has caused the average temperature of the Earth to increase. 

Creating batteries for electric cars can also be quite taxing on emissions. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative study indicated that creating EV batteries produced lots of emissions, but that over time, gas-powered vehicles would create more overall emissions. In the coming decades, more funding and research are pushing to make manufacturing and operating EVs, by and large, emission-free. This research and infrastructure point to a future where skills in maintaining and repairing EVs are vital for this new age. 

By becoming a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic with ATC Surrey, you can be part of this bold transition in the auto mechanic industry. In this 16-hour course, you’ll learn the intricacies of an EV and general maintenance on it. 

Canada Is Leading the Electric Vehicle Generation

The Canadian government has stated its goal of achieving 100% percent EV adoption by 2040. Going one step further than getting more EVs on the road, the Canadian government has posed as a leader in the new automotive era. Since 2022 the Canadian government has spent billions of dollars on infrastructure and charging stations for the nation. They’ve also offered funding to auto manufacturers to switch to zero-emissions vehicles. 

Students in ATC Surrey’s hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic course understand the safety concerns of working on EV.

While most car manufacturing exists in Ontario, British Columbia continues to build the appropriate infrastructure to get more EVs on the road. If you’re wondering if there’s a place for you in the EV mechanic industry, you may like to know that companies like Mortorize have already opened–they sell used EVs out of Victoria!

What Makes a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Mechanic Different?

If you’re considering a career as an EV mechanic, you may be wondering how servicing an EV differs from a gas-powered vehicle. The two types of vehicles share many of the same parts, but where they differ dramatically is the engine. A gas-powered engine has more moving parts to complete the necessary internal combustion.

Learn all about the designs of battery packs for energy storage.

An EV, by comparison, has fewer moving parts than a gas-powered vehicle; however, it requires specialized training to repair safely. In ATC Surrey’s hybrid and electrical mechanic course, your instructor will walk you through the proper safety techniques while working on EVs, as well as how to service energy storage systems, hardware, subsystems, and communications circuits. 

Are you ready to begin your hybrid and electrical mechanic training?

Contact ATC Surrey to learn more!

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