Responding to feedback from members, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) has added a new EV Practical Fault-Finding course to its suite of high-quality, cost-effective skills training.

The one-day course will focus on real-world faults that have been identified by IGA members as frequently affecting their customers’ vehicles.

It will be delivered at various RMI training locations, with the first course planned for June.

The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance (HEVRA) has supported the development of the course with specialist knowledge and expertise.

The course will cover common faults in the following vehicle systems:-

  • Inverters
  • Interlock circuits
  • DC – DC Convertors
  • Charging circuits
  • Contactor issues

Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive, said:

“Members have said that even with a Level 3 qualification, their technicians often don’t feel confident to move into diagnostics of the high voltage EV systems.

“We are delighted to be providing a solution to meet the needs of our members and the wider independent sector.

“This new course, designed with the support of the experts at HEVRA, is another positive step forward to supporting the independent garage community.”

Technicians will need to be qualified to a minimum of HEV Level 3 prior to attending. The course is open to non-members, but IGA members will benefit from a preferential rate.