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Science centre team gears up as Dundee leads Scotland’s EV drive

A group of Dundee Science Centre staff have swapped lab coats for boilersuits exploring the workings and safety implications of electric vehicles.    

Having recently acquired a Citroen E-Dispatch 75Kw for use in community events, festivals and outreach activities, the team attended the Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Training Centre in Dundee to gain a Level 1 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness.

Dundee and Angus College has partnered with Robert Lawson and Sons Auto Electricians to create the facility at Robert Lawson’s Kilspindie Road premises in Dundee. This fully functioning workshop facility will help ensure Scotland has vehicle technicians trained to a high standard to maintain and repair Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs).   The training courses offered at various levels will ensure that workforces can upskill their employees to ensure the safe driving of Electric Vehicles. Courses will also upskill current and future technicians, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills needed to work safely when servicing, repairing, removing and refitting high voltage components. To read more click here...