The (EV)olution of vehicle maintenance

The (EV)olution of vehicle maintenance

As time goes on, more and more ways of doing something are being discovered and while that sounds great, it can be hard to keep up with the constantly evolving trends. When EVs were first introduced, it was anticipated that the maintenance and service needs would diminish due to lack of fluids, moving parts and aftermarket treatment. 

It turns out that EVs create their fair share of service needs. Computer-controlled systems and high-voltage powertrains have created a learning curve for technicians in servicing electric trucks.

Equipping shops for EVs requires training technicians and specialized tools, and some of those needs can be manufacturer specific. Shops will need insulated tools designed to ensure safety when working on high voltage systems

You may even need at least one designated bay for electric vehicle repair. This bay doesn’t need to be exclusively used for EV work, but when an electric truck comes in for repair, this is the bay it always goes to.

To find out more about the latest lessons from the EV commercial vehicle segment, watch the video above.

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