Technicians in the Mitsubishi dealer network are to receive IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) qualifications in electric and hybrid vehicles, designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to work safely in and around a vehicle’s high and low voltage electrical system and electric drivetrain system.
The company has worked closely with the IMI, assisting with the creation of industry-standard courses in the maintenance of alternative-fuelled vehicles.
“With IMI Qualifications we are working to provide our technicians with additional industry recognition and qualifications that set the benchmark in electric and hybrid vehicle repair and maintenance,” said Ray Watts, training manager at Mitsubishi Motors.
The Level 3 course is one of the highest levels in the suite of electric and hybrid vehicle IMI courses that have been developed. It will now be delivered as standard to all Mitsubishi technicians within the Service and Maintenance level of their Pathway.
Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors, said: “The evolvement of our in-house training mirrors the growth in popularity of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. This officially-recognised course provides customers of what is the best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the UK with the knowledge that their local Mitsubishi dealer is able to cater for all their maintenance requirements as their ownership experience continues.”