Allianz EV training programme returns
Allianz Partners UK confirms the return of its EV training programme, following on its inaugural 2018 course, launched in partnership with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR).
Allianz Partners is also working closely with Recovery Safe as its training partner. Together they will deliver a new standard in technical training and awareness to those attending to alternative fuel vehicles requiring roadside assistance.
This year, the course comes with full IVR accreditation for graduates, plus drivers will receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card after completing 7 hours of driver training.
Independent recovery operators will welcome news that the EV training programme returns for a second year, as the latest SMMT data reveals that battery electric registrations (BEV) were up 61.7% in June. Whilst overall the performance of the alternatively fuelled sector saw negative growth in June for the first time since April 2017, ongoing investment continues to enable manufacturers to offer British car buyers more choice than ever before with more than 350 models now available in the UK - 44 of them plug-ins.
The 2019 training days takes place over six days, in six different locations around the UK, including GTG Wolverhampton and the CEME Conference Centre in Essex. IVR trainer, Mark Hartell from Recovery Safe will be delivering the course to industry professionals keen to stay on top of the latest EV technology.
Mark Debenham, UK network manager for procurement and network at Allianz Partners UK, commented, 'A greater number of manufacturers are offering viable EV options to their customers, and as the SMMT figures confirm, take up by consumers is increasing. Whether it's hybrid vehicle or full EV that consumers are opting for, it's important that the industry has the skill sets to support this changing landscape.'