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Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Training Arrives at College

Boston College’s new Digital, Transport and Logistic Academy will provide the opportunity for industry technicians to gain technical and safety training for Battery Electric (BEV) and Plug in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV).

This specialist technology is leading the transport sectors towards supporting the drive to reduce emissions and meet the Government’s target of a ban on the sale of new petrol- and diesel-powered cars from 2030.

Currently with the increase of sales of Electric and Hybrid vehicles across both cars and vans, and the development of heavy good vehicles, there is a requirement for current and future technicians to be trained in the operating systems and crucially the safety aspect to ensure the necessary precautions are taken when working on these high voltage systems.

Boston College’s Head of Projects, Richard Chambers, says, “The arrival of this specialist training equipment will allow the College to support local businesses to upskill their staff to work safely on the vehicles and also reinforces the College’s commitment to support action for Climate Change.”

For more information on the College’s new DTLA facility, please visit our ‘Digital, Transport and Logistics Academy’ page.


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