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April 2, 2018—Allianz Worldwide Partners is attempting to establish a new industry standard for training and awareness of electric vehicles, British website BusinessLeader reports.

Anticipating increased demand for highly specialized engineers in the near future, Allianz’s network of dedicated manufacturer technicians—along with its fleet of multi-technicians and with the support of nine British OEMs—are working to achieve a Level 4 accreditation in electric, hybrid, and PHEV vehicles, with the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) serving as the awarding body. Additionally, all roadside assistance operations staff at the Allianz  headquarters will receive technical awareness training which includes an EV, hybrid, and PHEV awareness module.

Skill requirements include AC and DC voltages, in addition to high voltage symbols, cabling and components during maintenance and repair.

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