College launching technical course to boost EV transition

It will be available from September and focus on the installation and commissioning of EV chargers

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Harrogate College has announced a new technical course to support the town’s aim of accelerating electric vehicle (EV) adoption and understanding.

The course was decided upon following a survey revealing that Harrogate was one of the worst prepared areas in the country for the push to EVs.

There is reportedly only one public charger for every 134 EVs within the town, significantly halting net zero ambition.

As part of the new course, charging units will be brought into the college for students to train with.

The course will be available from September and focus on the installation and commissioning of EV chargers.

Principal of the college, Danny Wild, commented: “We have been developing our curriculum to provide electric vehicle infrastructure courses, while tailoring our motor vehicle courses to meet the changes in car ownership.

“In doing so we have also been working closely with local firms so we can provide the appropriately skilled, work-ready students they need.

“The EV sector is a rapidly growing one that represents a fantastic opportunity for both our students and local businesses – and our ever-evolving range of courses will keep adapting to serve that.”