Mitchell 1 highlights support for heavy-duty EV service

Mitchell 1 highlights support for heavy-duty EV service

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly being adopted in the commercial vehicle market.  The numbers in use will only accelerate as charging networks become more common and fleets embrace the technology to reduce maintenance times and otherwise improve efficiencies and reduce overall costs. 

One of the challenges that will face fleets adopting EVs in their business will be how to access service expertise, whether in their own shops or with an outside vendor. 

Mitchell 1 has been addressing this issue for several years through their automotive repair programs as electric cars have become popular with consumers. Today, their automotive customers are fully outfitted with the required information to service electric cars. Now, as EVs are making their way into the commercial vehicle market, Mitchell 1 is utilizing that expertise to populate their truck and trailer repair programs with all the information necessary to work on these units too.

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