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Electric Vehicle Road Marking

The move to EVs isn’t a flash in the pan. It’s here to stay and we all need to be ready. 

This week, Jaguar Land Rover set out its plans to electrify its entire line-up. Land Rover will have its first electric vehicle by 2024 and by 2030, 60% of Land Rovers sold will be EVs, whilst the Jaguar brand could be 100% electric by as early as 2025. The company is also investing in hydrogen technology. That’s enormous news for the UK automotive sector.

The IMI is dedicated to making sure everyone has the skills to succeed in an electrified future. Our Electric Vehicle eLearning courses could be your first step on the path to upskilling. It’s time to grab the bull by the horns and make the move.

Unsocial Media

On a completely different note, I was recently made aware of some extremely inappropriate comments made by certain individuals on our social media channels.  As valuable as these channels are to get messages out to our wider community and foster constructive debate, some see them as a platform to express distasteful views and prejudices which we simply won’t tolerate. 

We often bemoan the outdated images that prevail about our industry and work hard at projecting a more balanced, up to date view that reflects the professionalism and expertise of IMI members working in today’s automotive industry. Those efforts would come to nothing if the social media bigots were allowed to freely express their views. I make no apology at closing down inappropriate discussions that have no place among the informed debates that take place between true automotive professionals.

Getting Ahead

The MOT sector has had a lot thrown at it over the past 12 months, so it’s brilliant that we’re seeing good uptake of the IMI Training and Assessment meaning businesses and testers are getting in before the 30th April deadline.

But, if you’re still not sure what’s required to make sure you stay qualified, (and don’t forget the pass mark is 80% this year), tune in to our latest webinar for all the details. You can find all our webinars on the IMI events page.

In the meantime, if you need us please get in touch. We’re available on +44 (0)1992 519025, or send emails to

Stay safe,