Want to Become a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Mechanic? Understanding Canada’s Push for Electrification
As the world looks for ways to reduce its global emissions, Canada has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as a critical contributor to achieving the transportation sector’s emissions reduction target of 12 megatonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030. The success of this plan depends upon whether enough participants in the car manufacturing, infrastructure and trade ecosystems all make the move toward electric vehicles.
ATC Surrey also sees the potential of EVs. With our hybrid technology training course, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge of the control systems and hardware choices for manufacturing and repairing EVs.If you’re considering a career as an EV mechanic, take a look at how Canada’s actions could see your industry expand!
Getting More EVs on the Road in Canada
Canada has begun its push for electrification by focusing on making light trucks and cars affordable for the average road user. Right now, the cost of EV batteries is more than combustion engines. However, there is hope that the Canadian government’s investment could increase the adoption rate. The government hopes to have a 100% adoption rate by 2040, with these cars mandated to be zero emissions by 2035.
Canada is a world leader in financial support for EVs, with investments of over one billion dollars in making electric vehicles affordable. They’ve also focused on increasing charging stations around the country. These actions and goals point to EVs becoming a significant industry within the next few decades. The industry is still growing, so adaptability and education will be vital in the decades to come!
At ATC Surrey’s hybrid and electrical mechanic course, industry professionals will teach you how to service and perform general maintenance on EVs. This will prepare you for a long career as an EV mechanic after the boom of new electric vehicles on Canadian roads.
Canada’s EV Investment Corridor
Canada has made it clear to the rest of the world that it intends to invest heavily in electrification. Much EV investment and manufacturing is taking place along the corridor connecting Montreal and Detroit. Most of the EV investment comes together in the supply lines between the Canadian and American cities along that corridor. The investment has caused a boom in the area, with many technology companies investing in research there.
Toyota’s Cambridge manufacturing facility is also within an hour’s drive of major Honda, Ford and General Motors manufacturing facilities. With financial support and the supply of skilled workers, there is hope that this super corridor could be a significant manufacturer hotspot for North America’s new EVs. This means a lot of work for someone with hybrid and electrical mechanic training!
Why Your Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Traning Will be Important
One thing the new influx of EVs into Canada will definitely do is change the way mechanics perform their work. Gas and diesel-powered vehicles will not disappear overnight. However, a society filled with EVs needs mechanics familiar with the ins and outs of working on EVs.
Your experience as a mechanic of conventional vehicles isn’t wasted, as many systems are similar on both types of vehicles. An EV Mechanic will need to understand an EV’s energy storage systems and other differences found in EVs. Transmission in an EV, for example, is single speed rather than the eight speeds typical of gas-powered vehicles.
At ATC Surrey, industry professionals will walk you through EV systems and subsystems as you get ready for Canada’s electrification efforts!
Are you ready to become a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic?
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