Volkswagen continues to expand its electric vehicle (EV) commitments. As it continues the $800 million investment in the Chattanooga TN plant, it also ramps up training for those working in the high-voltage environment. Training ranges from 2 weeks to 6 months, depending on the jobs involved. Training will involve working in high-voltage environment, working with high-voltage batteries, and robotics.
Volkswagen plans to start producing electric vehicles at the Chattanooga plant starting in 2022. It’s a part of VW commitment to building millions of electric vehicles in this decade.
Workers will receive training onsite, but they will also travel to the Volkswagen plant in former East Germany, where Volkswagen is already producing its Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle.
We are thrilled to see Volkswagen follow up on its promises to ramp up production of electric vehicles, and that the production facilities are located in the United States. At Russ’s Wrench in Clinton, we are closely following EV development, and including EV training in our ongoing technician training plans. While currently the vast majority of Volkswagens we service and repair are the conventional gasoline variety, we are looking forward to cleaner, greener electric vehicles from Volkswagen.
In the meantime, if you drive a gasoline engine VW, bring it to us – we can provide a full gamut of services and repairs – from oil service, to brake pad replacement, to manufacturer recommended maintenance, to major transmission and engine repairs. If your VW needs help – give us a call.