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Demand for electric car charger points increase year on year!

Now is a great time to get qualified in this high growth industry to become a specialist and Certified EV Charging Point Installer.

In a bid to tackle air pollution the government announced plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2040. However, the Committee on Climate Change is expected to state that the ban should be moved forward a decade to 2030 instead. The government also announced that in order to cut emissions further all new homes in the UK would need to be fitted with electric vehicle charging points.

As fossil fuel motors become a thing of the past and more electric vehicles are introduced it is fair to say that meter installations will need to increase dramatically to meet their expectations. This is great news for electricians as more and more EV charging points installers will be required to keep up with the high demand for installing these points.

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EV is an exciting new sector from which existing electricians and installers can diversify into. We believe that EV installers will be in high demand and having this new skill in your toolbox, ready for the boom, will be a great career investment.

It is estimated that by 2020 1.2 million electric cars will be on the road and by 2030 50% of vehicles produced will be either electric or plug-in hybrid. Therefore, the increase in charge points will only grow, which is great news for anyone looking to add EV car charging point installation as an additional skill to boost their revenue stream.

If you are interested in finding out more about EV courses available, check out Trade Skills 4U EV Charging Point training courses, run in partnership with Rolec:

Blue: Domestic EV Car Charging Point Installers Package This 22 day course is designed for those new to the industry, or in a similar trade, who wish to carry out both domestic installations and offer a standalone domestic car charging point installation service. The new 18th Edition course is also included in this package.

C&G 2919-01 Electric Car / Vehicle Charging Point Installers Course This 2 day course is designed for fully qualified electricians and installers. The course is intended for those looking to enhance their current skillset to allow them to install domestic, commercial and ‘on street’ vehicle charging points.

C&G 2919-02 Domestic EV Charging Point Installers Course This 4 day course is designed for domestic installers wishing to upgrade their knowledge and learn how to install, fault-find and inspect and test domestic car charging points

When you pass any of the courses above you can register on Rolec’s approved installer’s scheme, where your details will appear on their national database of installers.

If you are a Checkatrade member don’t forget to use your 10% discount on any of the courses offered by Trade Skills 4U.

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Free EV Charging Seminars

Trade Skills 4U are hosting a range of free electric vehicle installer seminars throughout the year, aimed at both existing installers and new entrants to the industry.

The Electric Vehicle Installers Seminar: What’s the big deal? will explain the opportunities available for becoming an Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installer and cover relevant and helpful topics which include:
• How funding for EV charging point installation works
• How to get registered in order to draw down funding
• How to maximise the EV funding opportunity for you and your customers
• How to train to be an EV Charging Point Installer

If you would like to attend one of these free seminars please click here to find out more. Seminars will be added throughout the year, so make sure you keep an eye on their events page for further details.

To find out more about all electrical courses offered by Trade Skills 4U, please click here, alternatively please call 0800 8056 4448 to speak to a Course Advisor.

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