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HEVRA, who are they and why have Avia joined?

Run by EV drivers, for EV drivers, the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance Ltd (HEVRA) was set up as as social enterprise by Peter Melville who spotted the emerging trend for motorists who wished to have their vehicles looked after by a reputable and qualified independent repairer. Although a very reliable technology, high voltage vehicles are becoming more maintenance centric, understanding how this technology works is critical for the long term success of mass uptake for this exciting drivetrain.

At Avia, all of our technicians have been EV qualified for some time, and these qualifications can be verified on the TechSafe register.

IMI TechSafe is professional recognition within the IMI Professional Register. It identifies a members professionalism and safe working practice in the field of electric vehicles (EV) and other safety-critical vehicle systems such as Autonomous or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). As well as proof of competence through the achievement of nationally recognised qualifications or IMI accreditations, having IMI TechSafe recognition means that the member keeps up to date through mandatory requirements for continuous professional development (CPD). These CPD requirements are decided and agreed upon by an IMI industry Sector Advisory Group and are reviewed on a regular basis.

In joining HEVRA, Avia has access to a database of known faults and experiences from a national network of independent repairers, and will pledge to also contribute to this social enterprise in a meaningful way through the work that is already undertaken in the industry.

Becoming more connected with those working in the industry has never been so important, HEVRA will sit alongside our other memberships and accreditations, each specially selected for their unique attributes that we actively contribute to, and benefit from experience in different fields all over the country.

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