Ev battery repair training. Industrial Battery Electric Vehicle Maintenance Certificate Program

Ev battery repair training

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Fundamentals of BEV Safety

Instruction will FOCUS on the safety aspects surrounding battery electric vehicles, batteries, arc flash risks, fire suppression systems on battery electric vehicles, and other topics to make sure that those taking this course feel confident in their knowledge of industrial battery electric vehicles and how to safely work on them.

Introduction to BEV Mobile Equipment

Participants will learn about the components of industrial battery electric vehicles, including battery design, vehicle components, and troubleshooting on vehicle electrical systems.

Introduction to BEV Communication and Troubleshooting

BEVs have their own unique digital communication systems that connect to data systems. Participants will take an in-depth look at these systems and learn how to maintain and troubleshoot the equipment.

Participants will have the opportunity to train on industrial BEV equipment to put their knowledge from the previous three courses to the test in our industrial BEV lab and at an underground research facility and test mine.

Go where the future of mining is going.

No prior knowledge of or experience with BEVs is required. This certificate program consists of four courses that take participants through the basics and builds to advanced skills that can be applied to BEVs from any supplier. Courses can be completed online at the participant’s convenience, providing flexibility with work schedules and personal commitments, or in person in our dedicated corporate training classroom.

This course is delivered in collaboration with the Technology Access Centre for Smart Mining.

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Meet our Mentors

  • 33 years experience in Automotive / Powertrain Industry. EVs and Integration expert. Launched 45 major automotive programs in last 20 years (Passenger Cars and Powertrains). Experience in localization of Powertrains in India (Greenfield Project) – Total 6 Engines.
  • 30 years industry expertise in 4 organizations for 9 functions. than 24 programs from ideation to launch. Took 12 strategic initiatives. 6000 customer interactions across Europe, South Africa, ASEAN and India.
  • 30 years experience in Public transport operations and planning. Expertise at Bus operations, training, financial modeling and maintenance of e- buses. Worked as appointee from Govt of India (MoUHA) for planning and design of bus depots for IC engine and e-buses.
  • He has been working with cities, companies and organizations to address and solve their urban and sustainable mobility challenges more efficiently. Passionate about urban future mobility and business models. An eminent international advisor and consultant in the ecosystem of Smart Cities, especially in e-mobility, shared mobility and new mobility services
  • 20 years of extremely diverse global experience in various industries like energy utilities, electric vehicles, etc. He has worked with national and city governments of India and other developing countries supporting e-Mobility strategic road maps, regulations, policies, standards, charging infrastructure development, new business models, and pilots, including e-Buses fleet assessment with multiple operators.
  • 20 years of experience in vehicle development integration. IC Engine, Hybrid Electric as well as Battery Electric Vehicles. for global platforms of Tata Motors, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover and Groupe PSA. He has an expertise in product development through powertrain-vehicle integration, model-based controller development and powertrain-in-vehicle calibration
  • 20 years of diverse experience in automotive powertrain industry. Have worked in engine, vehicle, aftertreatment and power-train controls for multiple emission regulations, hybrids and electric vehicles. Experience of working with multiple engine and vehicle OEMs including Chrysler, Nissan, Freightliner, Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland and across multiple geographies.
  • 15 years experience in global automotive design and product development on multiple commercial and special purpose vehicles with expertise in powertrain sizing for IC Engine Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles Fuel Cell Vehicles ; a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt and a Master Trainer for EVs model-based development and systems engineering.

NAPA Canada launching Quebec-made EV repair and maintenance program in B.C., Ontario

A Quebec-founded EV and plug-in hybrid repair and maintenance training program is being rolled out in two new provinces with support from auto parts and repair provider National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) Canada.

The Conseil provincial des Comités paritaires de l’industrie des services automobiles (CPCPA), an organization that develops and implements qualifications and training standards in the automobile repair and service sector, created the EV Skills repair and maintenance program in Quebec in 2019.

NAPA Canada is licensing the curriculum, which has already been completed by almost 400 auto mechanics in Quebec, and launching it in Ontario and British Columbia.

“We are very proud to partner with NAPA and contribute to the rollout of a national electric vehicle maintenance training program that was developed right here in Quebec and is already recognized as an industry reference,” says Charles Gagnon, executive director of the CPCPA in a press statement.

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Manufacturer, vehicle agnostic

“Our program was developed to a very high standard to meet the current and future needs of the industry. It’s not tied to any particular vehicle manufacturer, and it’s updated regularly to keep up with the latest technological developments. No other program offers 175 hours of training and the support of a network of certified EV master trainers.”

Beginning this fall, the program will be offered to all NAPA AUTOPRO and AutoCare member shops in Ontario, as a part of NAPA Canada’s NexDrive certification program. The program will roll out in B.C. in early 2023.

“This [program] has really been driven by our own customers needing a solution to take their knowledge gap of their current technicians and retrain and retool them moving forward,” says Martyn Johns, national director of the NexDrive program at NAPA AUTOPRO, in an interview with Electric Autonomy Canada.

“As an organization, we have a vested interest to understand what our customers can do, what they can buy and how we’re going to be able to repair and maintain all vehicles in the future.”

Filling a knowledge gap

When NAPA began researching the best competency training program for EV repair and maintenance, it became clear there was a knowledge gap in Canada that needed to be filled.

“We need to have a constant base-level of competency training that can take a technician coming out of an apprenticeship or a journeyman of 20 years,” says Johns. “They should feel confident that they are able to understand safely and mechanically how the system operates.”

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The CPCPA program is a 22-day, 175-hour intensive certification covering topics on EV and plug-in hybrid maintenance and diagnostic tools as well as the basics of electrical currents and voltage.

Before starting the program, technicians must take a pre-evaluation test to determine their level of familiarity with EVs. Depending on the results of their assessment, they are placed in classes ranging in expertise from levels one to five.

“The technicians that often take these evaluations are some of the industry’s leading diagnostic or mechanical technicians at repair shops in Canada,” explains Johns. “We found that between half and two-thirds of the people that take this assessment started at level one and less than 10 per cent start past level three.”

Supporting the right-to-repair

For many independent technicians and mechanics, accessing information on how to repair parts of EVs is limited. Auto manufacturers may choose whether they want to share their vehicle diagnostics data and information on maintenance and repairs with repair shops.

This is the same for combustion-engine vehicle manufacturers. But the difference, according to the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada (a national representative of the automotive aftermarket supply and service industry) is that today EVs are digitally linked to the OEM, meaning that in the event of a problem, the information about the issue is sent to the manufacturer, and your local repair shop won’t have access to it.

In many cases EV manufacturers (such as Tesla) choose not to share vehicle data and information on servicing them outside their dealerships, says Johns.

Currently, there is movement in the auto industry toward establishing right-to-repair legislation that will require manufacturers to share how to service their vehicles. In February of this year, the right-to-repair automotive vehicles private member’s bill was introduced in Parliament and is currently being considered by the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology. Earlier this month, AIA appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology to advocate for amendments to the Copyright Act bill, to make it easier for consumers to repair their vehicles at an affordable price.

In the meantime, the launch of the national NexDrive EV repair and maintenance program is something NAPA Canada hopes will help the industry make progress, while everyone waits for the policy lever.

“The piece on the training is a massive step forward for the industry. It’s a massive step forward for our customers to have access to this type of skill development and competencies understanding,” says Johns.

“The aftermarket needs to come together to support the right-to-repair. And that is why organizations like ours need to continue leading. We owe it to those 25,000 customers in Canada that are buying our parts and services.”

Taking a Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Course? Understanding EV Battery Recycling

Do you want to work on the next generation of electric vehicles? It’s an exciting time to get into the automotive industry. Many top car manufacturers have already begun building their own electric vehicles. BMW released its Mini Cooper SE, and Ford released the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, for example.

With all these new EVs, considerable effort goes into recycling the valuable minerals found within each battery. Mining minerals to create a constant stream of new batteries for the market requires potentially environmentally hazardous practices. So substantial research has gone towards developing techniques to recycle EV batteries.

Below, we’ll go into recycling methods that make the most of EV batteries in terms of power and emissions reductions. By learning them, you will better understand the complexity of the batteries you may work with once you start your automotive career.

The Importance of Recycling Electric Vehicle Batteries

As many countries worldwide switch to EVs, they are also seeking supplies of Cobalt, Lithium, and other minerals that make EV batteries. Supplying these batteries can be an extensive process with the possibility of environmental impact. If we want EVs to offer clean transportation, their batteries need to be recycled.

While this may not seem like a big concern now, by 2035, 135GWh of lithium batteries will have used the last of their energy. An incredible leap from the 17.6 GWh estimated at the end of 2020. Additionally, by 2040, Canada hopes to have reached 100% EV adoption. With all of them being zero emissions by 2035.

In your hybrid and electrical mechanic training course, you’ll learn how to measure and interpret the results of high voltage and load systems in EVs to determine how much electricity is running through a battery system.

EV Battery Recycling Methods

You may come across several EV battery recycling methods during your career since researchers are always looking for new and better ways to recycle EV batteries. Here are three of the most common ones.

Direct recycling involves using a process called gravity separation to reclaim the necessary materials. The idea is to lift the material by vacuum over an inclined covered screen that moves along as more material is added. When a shredded EV battery is run through, the important metals are caught in the net while everything else falls away. While this method is effective, it is resource-intensive, with only one battery capable of being recycled at a time.

Hydrometallurgy uses chemical precipitation to gather materials to create refined materials that are reintegrated into battery cell manufacturing. Chemical precipitation converts the important minerals into a solid, where the minerals are integrated into cell manufacturing. This is currently the most promising method for recycling EV batteries, but water pollution is a concern.

Pyrometallurgy uses smelters to heat battery material to a hot enough temperature to separate and extract the base materials. The process creates a hardened mixture of fillers and sought-after elements. The hardened mixture can then be sent along to manufacture new batteries. This method is effective at retaining almost half of the original material, but the smelting process is very resource-intensive.

Most recycling companies use a mix of direct recycling and hydrometallurgy. Both can retain a high amount of recycled material and are less resource intensive. Hydrometallurgy already involves shredding dead batteries, so direct recycling is a comparatively easy step to add to the process.

How Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training Comes Into Play

Proper training is vital because electric vehicle components can be dangerous if mishandled or damaged. A damaged battery may not contain its electricity correctly and can cause harm or injury to the person holding it. During your electrical mechanic training, you will learn to recognize the components of the vehicle’s operation and interact with them safely.

You’ll also learn to recognize high-voltage components and circuits during your EV repair work. With your safety taken care of, you can replace an EV battery and send the old one to the appropriate place for recycling.

Contact ATC Montreal for more information!

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