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Electromobility – a new set of skills challenges

Published: 22/09/2021

Projections for the development of zero-emissions heavy vehicles have proven to be conservative. Truck manufacturers worldwide have accelerated their programs and are delivering electromobility solutions that in many cases are ready for immediate implementation.

Before the roll-out can happen in earnest, there are a range of significant common challenges that will require a coordinated and strategic approach to resolve.

Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) Paul Woodland says the peak industry association is taking a coordinated and collaborative approach.

“Our role is to aid the industry’s transformation to a heavy vehicle fleet progressively dominated by battery electric (BEV) and fuel cell electric (FCEV) zero emission trucks,” Mr Woodland said.

“HVIA has already begun to harness the experience and expertise of members and external stakeholders to identify and resolve issues such as standards, legislative and access requirements, and energy infrastructure.

“Alongside that is a large body of work in skills and training, particularly around workplace and operational safety, maintenance, and technical and emergency support.

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