Staying Ahead of Trends in the Motor Trade

Staying Ahead of Trends in the Motor Trade

This article was originally published on 29 March 2019

Electric vehicles chargingWith automotive technology developing faster than ever before, and with the government implementing new regulations on cars to combat climate change, it’s more important than ever for mechanics and managers alike to prepare for the widespread introduction of electric and autonomous vehicles into the motor trade over the next decade.

Statistics from NextGreenCar show that at the beginning of 2019 there are a total of 120 different plug in models of cars available in the UK, with over 19,375 charging points across the country. This, coupled with an increasing need to make transport less damaging to our health and the environment, means that the adoption of electric vehicles could come much sooner than some might think.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has also conducted a study showing that sales of electric vehicles have increased dramatically in the last few years, reflecting the growth of the electric vehicle market in recent years. To put this into perspective, in 2014, there was an average of 500 electric cars registered per month. In 2018, this figure rose to around 5000 a month!

In light of the current shift of focus in the motor trade, and with more people taking the plunge and swapping their petrol or diesel for an electric or hybrid, now is the time to future-proof your business by investing in electric vehicle training for yourself and/or your employees.

Our dedicated training division, Autotech Training, offers a wide variety of training courses aimed at developing skills in a number of areas. Through our partnership with ZF Aftermarket, we are able to offer a one-stop shop for all of your training needs. Our range of courses cover areas such as:


If you are interested in one of our highly popular training courses, please get in touch with our Head of Training, Mandla at

Our training courses are perfect for those looking to advance their careers and future-proof their skills in light of the new developments in automotive car technology. Don’t get left behind in the ever-changing motor trade over the next few years, get in touch with our training division to find the best course to suit your needs.

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