AARO Hosts EV Training Day

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Automotive aftermarket shops and their fleet customers are invited to learn how to prepare for a future with electric vehicles.

Sales and popularity of electric vehicles are growing across Canada. While experts believe the aftermarket won’t feel the full effects of electric vehicles until the end of the decade, they also agreed that now is the time to start planning how repair and service shops automobiles will manage these vehicles.

To help, Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario is hosting Fleet Day in Toronto to help stores and their fleet customers plan for the future of electric vehicles.

It will take place on June 16 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. A number of experts will be on hand to talk about how businesses will need to adapt to this change, as well as learn more about the skills and solutions needed in the future.

Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive will moderate the session Avoiding Mistakes in the Transition to Fleet Electrification. She will provide updates on the benefits of electric vehicles, fact versus fiction, the latest trends, and review rebates and incentive programs available to businesses.

Xavier Gordon, President of Xergy Energy, will share his experience of transitioning fleets to electric vehicles and maintaining these vehicles.

George Balla of Flo and Daryl Witiuk of Northwinds Electrical Supply will explain the different load levels, hardware and infrastructure needed to meet customer expectations and what to look for when selecting a supplier.

There will also be a presentation from Mevotech’s Technical Training Manager, Victor Moreira, who will talk about the impact of the added weight of electric vehicles and how aftermarket parts can address the added forces and wear and tear of these heavy-bottomed vehicles.

There will also be a small trade show with companies that offer specific products/services to the EV market

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