We have evolved at a rapid pace to keep up with an automotive industry that never stands still, with solutions for electric vehicle mobility never more relevant than now.
In a world and industry in rapid transformation, Britannia is pioneering premium EV tyre technologies, and with good reason. EV and Hybrid vehicles are expected to account for more than 30% of new passenger car sales by 2025. This market is evolving and developing extremely quickly and we are going the extra mile to keep up with the pace.
Britannia already has six specialist technicians with IMI level 3 accreditations, qualified to work on high voltage vehicles, with many more to follow.
Each IMI accreditation is endorsed by the Health & Safety Executive and is a legal requirement by Electricity at Work Act 1989 to work upon electric vehicles.
Britannia’s electric offering:
While the electric motor is simple and has few moving parts, electric vehicles require regular service and maintenance just like any other cars. Checks required include the high voltage battery pack and it’s cabling along with steering, suspension, tyres, wheels, and lights. Brake pads, brake shoes and brake fluid will need checking and possibly changing.
The heating/air conditioning system may also act to maintain the battery at optimum temperature and, as such, it is important to check and where necessary replace the air-conditioning refrigerant gas along with the cabin air filter.
The battery may require a health check, and plugging the vehicle into a diagnostic machine will allow us to investigate any fault codes. Since electric vehicles use very high voltage it can require specialist attention if a repair to the electrical system is necessary.
Hybrid vehicles have both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine and as such both engines will require service and maintenance at regular intervals, too.
And finally, electric and hybrid cars do require servicing at similar intervals to those of petrol and diesel vehicles, normally based on time or mileage, so please check your vehicle handbook for recommended service intervals.
It is worth noting that electric and hybrid cars will require an MOT after three years, though not an emissions test.