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Shortage in EV mechanics

31 March 2024

Australia is on the cusp of a significant shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads. The impetus for this change is the government’s plan to introduce a New Vehicle Efficiency Standard. This policy aims to compel car manufacturers to significantly increase their sales of EVs.

While this transition promises environmental benefits, a critical hurdle looms on the horizon: a severe shortage of mechanics qualified to service and repair these new vehicles.

The dearth of skilled workers in the EV mechanic field could be significantly worsened by the anticipated influx of EVs. This potential bottleneck in the service industry threatens to hinder the smooth adoption of this new technology, unless it is proactively addressed.

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Source: ABC News