EVfriendly Podcast: Tune into the World of EVs

Cover photo: EVfriendly podcast hosts, Ken Hendricks and Rene Young, discussing the future of electric vehicle service and repair with Scott Waddle of Precision Auto Service. For engaging conversation about electric vehicles and how they affect your industry, check out the new EVfriendly podcast available on the EVfriendly YouTube channel. The audio version is titled …

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The Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry Lies with Right To Repair Legislation

The Path to a Sustainable Electric Vehicle Repair Industry Lies with Right to Repair Legislation Imagine you purchased your first used electric vehicle (EV) only to discover later the battery has degraded below its useful life and you are told that you need a replacement. If the battery is within its manufacturer warranty period, typically …

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The True Cost of Electric Vehicle Ownership

The True Cost of Electric Vehicle Ownership New analysis from Clean Energy Canada finds that electric vehicles (EVs) are in fact cheaper, often much cheaper, than their gas counterparts. The report, published through Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue, analyzed a number of popular electric car models, comparing their total cost of ownership (the purchase …

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PST Exemption on Used EVs

Buying an EV Becomes More Affordable. Purchasers of pre-owned zero-emission vehicles in British Columbia are now eligible to receive an exemption from the seven percent provincial sales tax. Effective February 23, 2022, used EVs are exempt from PST. The exemption applies to all motor dealer sales, as well as private sales of used EVs that …

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Yellow and Black High-Voltage Danger Sign

Basic EV Safety

Basic EV Safety All employees working in businesses involved with the sale, repair, towing, or recycling of vehicles equipped with a high-voltage battery need at least a basic understanding of the dangers and how to minimize risk. Safety training should not be limited to those who actually handle or work on EVs. The dangers of …

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Electric Vehicle Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Disassembling

Second-life Batteries

Second-life Batteries It is estimated that by 2030, there will be over one million end-of-life Lithium-Ion batteries in North America. Even now, sufficient numbers of these batteries are showing up in recycling yards, raising concerns about proper management through either reuse or recycling. While reuse of these batteries in other electric vehicles, either through repair …

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