Revving Up EV Infrastructure: Powering the Future through Certification

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to grow, reaching and expected 29.5% of all new car sales in 2030, the industry is diligently working to build out a nation-wide charger network to support all of the new EVs on the road. However, this exponential growth leaves the industry grappling with an all new problem: the aging and degradation of old chargers resulting in charger unreliability for drivers.

Imagine pulling your EV into a publicly available charger only to find out that it is broken—and has been for quite some time.

The unreliability of chargers, due to excessive downtime for maintenance, is an issue that is becoming increasingly more important as the U.S. instills a mandated 97% uptime requirement for EV service equipment (EVSE) such as chargers. This downtime is caused by the lack of skilled technicians and electricians trained and available to work on this new technology and is compounded by the lack of standard service procedures which cause confusion for workers and leads to the wrong expertise being dispatched for service, time wasted, and increased frustration for the charger owners and operators as well as the technicians and EV drivers.

Opportunity is ripe for those interested in powering the future of sustainable transportation by becoming a certified EVSE technician through SkillFusion.

Recently, SkillFusion hosted an educational event featuring three trusted industry leaders to discuss the workforce needs of the EVSE industry. Featuring Carleen Cullen, Executive Director of Cool the Earth; Jordan Ramer, former CEO of EV Connect; and Rob Anderson, Senior Vice President of Clean Energy and Infrastructure at JLL, SkillFusion’s President and Co-Founder Rue Phillips moderated a discussion that clearly illustrated the need for more certified technicians to service the EV charging infrastructure across the country.

Watch the webinar in its entirety below:

Revving Up EV Infrastructure: Powering the Future through Certification from SkillFusion on Vimeo.

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