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Allianz electric vehicle training programme set for second year

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Allianz Partners UK has confirmed the return of its electric vehicle (EV) training programme. The course was launched in 2018, with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR).

The second year of the course comes with full IVR accreditation for those who graduate. Drivers will also receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card after completing 7 hours of driver training.

Electric registrations (BEV) were up 61.7% in June, according to SMMT data.

British car buyers have more choice than ever before with more than 350 models now available in the UK – 44 of them plug-ins.

This year’s training course will take place over six days, in six different locations around the UK. IVR trainer, Mark Hartell from Recovery Safe will be delivering the course to industry professionals who want to learn more about the latest EV technology.

Mark Debenham, UK network manager for Procurement and Network at Allianz Partners UK, said: “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 a 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.”

“We are thrilled to announce that course attendees will gain IVR accreditation this year, as we continue to build on the value provided by our EV training programme.”

“Last year all of the workshops were oversubscribed, as demand for this kind of training continues to grow.”

Plug-in vehicle registrations increased by 76.6% last year. A record amount of 195,410 plug-ins were on the UK roads, according to Motorpark data, which was released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The government continue to back EV drivers with tax breaks, which could further increase the registrations seen in the future.

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