Sparking a new approach to EV training

Electric Vehicle Charging Floor Sign

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s the power of digital tools. The world’s been talking about using them more expansively for years, but the pandemic has accelerated their uptake. 

I’m not just talking Zoom – although I’ve lost count of the meetings I’ve been part of using the platform – but also the ability to use the online space to help teach, train and educate the industry. 

Even before COVID-19 the IMI was determined to push forward with a more comprehensive eLearning experience.

Working with international eLearning training experts VOCANTO, (sister company to Lucas-Nülle), from next year we’ll be turning up the power on EV training, delivering more than 45 of the IMI’s eLearning modules using VOCANTO’s ground breaking platform, helping prepare you for the industry-wide shift to electrification. 

It’s something IMI accredited training centres should relish and is an important step as we head towards 2030 and sales ending of new petrol and diesel passenger and light commercial vehicles.

Currently around 5% of UK automotive technicians are adequately trained to work on electric vehicles. That number needs to increase dramatically in the next decade. The challenge – and especially while social distancing remains such an important factor for everyone’s health – is how to make this training as accessible as possible to those who need it.

The partnership with VOCANTO means we can leverage its intuitive platform which uses 3D models to provide simple and easy-to-understand visualisations of examination topics. Subjects can be covered in just 10-15 minutes to increase learner engagement, and with immediate feedback, trainees can receive insight into where they need to focus their attention.

VOCANTO is an impressive platform used across numerous industries, and shows the huge benefit a digital approach could have on automotive. 

But don’t take my word for it. If you’d like to see what VOCANTO has to offer first-hand, we have a demo running in January, register and get ready to see what the future looks like.

In the meantime, the IMI is here to help in any way it can, so if you need us please get in touch. We’re available on +44 (0)1992 519025, or send emails to if you need us.

Stay safe,