The wide-scale electrification of our transportation system will require a highly skilled and specialized workforce to support, maintain, and repair advanced electric drive trains and their increasingly sophisticated technology. Today’s heavy-duty vehicles are equipped with innovations in connected technology, onboard sensors, data sharing, and vehicle telematics, blurring the distinction between a fleet’s maintenance team and IT teams.
A seamless transition to commercial electric vehicles will require them to have the same or better operating metrics. While the vehicles will have fewer moving parts, there will be other factors that must be addressed to ensure operational efficiency and maximize uptime. Vehicle technicians will require new, advanced skills and a supportive training ecosystem to successfully address the evolving needs of an industry’s technology in transition.
Volvo LIGHTS Sales & Service Innovations Include:
- Established sales and service network support from of one of the world’s largest truck OEMs
- Ability for fleets to lease battery electric trucks for real-world trials
- Partnerships with local colleges to create programs for electric vehicle repair and service technicians, including a first-of-its-kind augmented reality-based training program
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