Want to Become a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Mechanic? 3 Signs Electrification is Finally Taking Effect

Despite the numbers, you might not notice the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in your day-to-day life yet. Add mixed feelings from the average Canadian driver concerned about costs and convenience, and you might wonder whether electrification will ever fully take effect. That being said, most changes don’t happen overnight. Experts say that the signs of widespread electrification are at large, and as subtle as they are, they indicate that the future of EVs is bright. Keep reading to learn about some of these signs you may notice this year. Electrification may be closer than you think! 

1. Popular Automakers are Adding Electric Vehicles to Their Lineups

Tesla is an industry leader and household name within the EV market, but several other automakers have begun to scale up their EV game as well, adding new electric vehicles to their lineups and creating some healthy competition for Tesla.

After automotive school, you may notice more drivers making EV purchases as well-established automakers add them to their lineups.

General Motors released the plug-in Chevrolet Volt and all-electric Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV. In addition, Kia released the Niro in 2017, and it is a popular option for car buyers. Other automakers adding EVs to their lineups include Honda, Ford, Hyundai, and many more. It’s possible that well-established automakers releasing EVs will make them more familiar and palatable for consumers. After hybrid and electrical mechanic training, you can expect to see more EVs from various automakers, which is an excellent sign that electrification is taking effect. 

2. Experts Predict an Explosion in Battery Production This Year 

After training to become a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic, you’ll have the skill set to understand and work with EV energy storage systems. This year, venture capitalists predict that EV batteries will become more available as automakers team up to recover supply chains and manufacturing after the pandemic. Mineral discovery and improvements in battery technology for faster charging and higher efficiency are expected this year, perhaps providing career opportunities in the field for those with adequate hybrid technology training. This development will help reduce range anxiety for drivers who value convenience, and low operation costs the most. 

3. Automotive School Students Can Expect EV Charging Infrastructure Improvements in 2023

Historically, automakers have struggled to get funding for charging infrastructure, but they are finally receiving capital for charging infrastructure from stakeholders, which signals the beginning of a significant change in the market as it is no longer considered a risky investment. Most Canadians know EVs bring lower operation costs, but their main concern is convenient public charging. With a more robust charging infrastructure, we may see more drivers giving EVs a chance.

Convenient charging could push electrification forward and provide opportunities for automotive school grads.

With electrification slowly but surely taking effect in the automotive industry, future professionals in the field will want to be well-prepared for this shift in the market. In our introductory hybrid technology program, you will learn about safety practices, what to expect from the industry going forward, how to service EVs, and much more. 

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