I-CAR® Opens Registration for New 'Industry First', 5-day Electric Vehicle Hands-on Skills Course

June 28, 2022


New Hands-On Skills Development EV Course Available at I-CAR’s Chicago Technical Center, Builds Upon Completion of Prerequisite EV Courses

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, 6/28/2022 – As the automotive industry ramps up its commitment to Electric and Hybrid vehicles, I-CAR® , the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, continues to expand its leading Electric Vehicle curriculum with a first-ever, 5-Day Electric Vehicle (EV) Hands-On Skills Development course at I-CAR’s new Chicago Technical Center (CTC) in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

The new EV hands-on course, taught by I-CAR’s bench of EV experts, will serve as the capstone to eight (8) prerequisite EV courses for collision repair professionals.

“This EV capstone hands-on course provides the personalized, onsite instruction to help technicians gain the confidence and competence needed to help inspect, and repair today’s EV and Hybrid vehicles aligned with OEM-specific procedures and high voltage safety best practices”, explained Dirk Fuchs, I-CAR Director, Technical Programs and Services.

“Our state-of-the-art EV Lab at the CTC offers the ideal learning environment, as it is designed to include all of the appropriate tools, equipment and space, along with expert instruction necessary to guide individuals towards safety and proficiency in all aspects of the EV repair process.” EV safety instruction includes learning how to safely disconnect high voltage systems, confirming zero potential, and initializing high voltage systems following repairs and service.

To register for this new 5-day hands-on course, visit I-CAR.com

Editor’s Note: For the latest I-CAR EV news, resources and course offerings, check out I-CAR’s Charged for EV resource.

About I-CAR: Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR, which is accredited by IACET (The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit www.i-car.com.


I-Car Instructor Leading an EV Course

Niel Speetjens, I-CAR’s Senior Manager & Subject Matter Expert, ADAS/EV Specialty Training, preparing for all-new HOSD 5-day course, which begins July 11 at the I-CAR Chicago Technical Center.