How To Become An Electric Car Mechanic

Switching Gears: Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Become an EV Mechanic

Posted by: TÜV SÜD Expert Date: 08 Aug 2023

The world is shifting towards cleaner and more sustainable modes of transportation. Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming the future of the automotive industry. As more EVs hit the roads, the demand for skilled EV mechanics is rising. In this blog, we will explore why now is the perfect time to become an EV mechanic, the increasing demand for EV mechanics, and how to become an electric vehicle mechanic.

Many major automakers have announced plans to shift towards electric vehicle production, with some even setting targets to phase out gas-powered cars entirely in the coming years. Governments worldwide are also incentivising the adoption of electric vehicles, further fueling demand[1].

Increasing Demand for EV Mechanics

The demand for EV mechanics is rising due to the increasing popularity of electric vehicles[2]. According to the Green Plan 2030, the registration of all diesel and petrol cars will stop by 2025, and all new car and taxi registrations from 2030 will be cleaner-energy models from 2030. By 2040, all vehicles in Singapore will run on clean energy[3].

Another factor driving the demand for EV mechanics is the complexity of electric vehicles. Electric cars have different components than traditional fossil-fuel-powered cars, such as motors, high-voltage batteries, and complex electronic components. As a result, traditional mechanics may not have the right skills to work on electric vehicles, creating a market gap for skilled EV mechanics[3].

How to Become an Electric Vehicle Mechanic

Becoming an electric vehicle mechanic requires specialised training and education. Many community colleges and vocational schools offer courses and programs specifically designed for electric vehicle repair training. These courses cover electric motor theory, battery systems, and charging systems. Some courses also cover diagnostics and repair of electric vehicles, providing hands-on experience with these complex vehicles.

Virtual and in-person courses are available such as the Level 2 – Training As Qualified Electrician For HV Systems In Motor Vehicles to equip professionals with the knowledge in the area of electric mobility, to be capable of handling the demands of high voltages.

Becoming a certified EV Mechanic demonstrates to employers that an individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to work on electric vehicles.

What the Future Holds for EV Mechanics[1]

As the demand for EV mechanics increases, so do job opportunities. EV mechanics can work in various settings, such as dealerships, independent repair shops, and specialised repair facilities. Some EV mechanics also work for electric vehicle manufacturers, performing warranty repairs and other services.

EV mechanics can often command higher salaries due to the specialised skills and knowledge required to work on electric vehicles. The future looks bright for EV mechanics, with the demand for skilled workers expected to grow in the coming years.

Becoming an EV mechanic can also provide individuals with transferable skills applicable in various other fields. For example, EV mechanics develop strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in using electronic diagnostic equipment. These skills can be valuable in other fields, such as engineering, manufacturing, and other technologies.

Also, becoming an EV mechanic can have a positive environmental impact. By helping to maintain and repair electric vehicles, EV mechanics are contributing to the growth of a more sustainable mode of transportation. Electric vehicles lower overall emissions, which can help reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change.

Advancing from an electric vehicle mechanic to a sustainability officer is possible by leveraging the skills and knowledge gained while working as an electric vehicle technician. Working as an electric car mechanic allows you to thoroughly understand sustainable transportation technology, energy efficiency, and emission-reduction measures. This essential skill is useful while working as a sustainability officer, which includes activities such as developing and implementing sustainable practices, assessing environmental impacts, and pushing for the use of renewable energy sources. Experience as an electric car technician provides a solid foundation for actively participating in sustainable efforts, making informed decisions, and sparking good transformations in areas other than transportation.


The increasing popularity of electric vehicles is creating a growing demand for electric vehicle maintenance training. The shift towards electric vehicles is not just a trend but a fundamental change in the automotive industry. As more automakers shift towards electric vehicle production, the need for skilled EV technicians and their training will only increase. Those interested in pursuing a career as an EV mechanic can enroll for E-Mobility Training: Level 2 and stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry. Now is the perfect time to switch gears and become an EV mechanic.





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