IMI members leading the EV charge

IMI members leading the EV charge

The number of technicians qualified to work on electric vehicles has hit 28,000. That’s a brilliant uptake in numbers as we prepare for an electrified future.

New IMI research shows that the first three months of 2022 saw the highest quarterly increase in EV-qualified technicians on record. Our data also suggests that the shortfall between EVs on the UK’s roads and approved technicians to service, repair and MOT them, will hit later than first anticipated, now 2028 instead of 2026.

And it’s fantastic to see that IMI members are leading the charge.

The IMI is receiving more and more requests from individuals and groups looking to upskill and get EV-ready. Level 2 and 3 EV courses are the most popular (the latter also includes free IMI membership). We’ll be sharing insights from one garage that’s upskilled for the EV challenge in the next edition of MotorPro, the IMI members’ magazine.

The IMI offers a range of courses and qualifications to help you get ready for the electrified future: from System Repair and Replacement to Diagnosis, Testing and Repair.

Technicians who take EV qualifications are eligible to obtain IMI TechSafe™ recognition. Once you meet the IMI TechSafe™ standards – endorsed by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles – you become eligible for the IMI’s industry-wide Professional Register, which is widely used by consumers to find local qualified EV technicians and garages.

Automotive is changing and the IMI wants to help you make the shift. If you’ve got any questions, please get in touch on +44 (0)1992 519025, or send an email to and we’ll try out best to help.

With my very best wishes,