Enthusiasm for electric vehicles
And as EVs are at the forefront of promoting the country’s more environmentally friendly future, Isa isn’t the only one trying to improve his skills.
James Rayappan, Head of Automotive Technology and self-proclaimed EV enthusiast at Strides Mobility, will benefit from another MOU signed by the LTA last month.
Signed by 21 organizations, including Strides Mobility, the MOU will develop training opportunities for new and existing automotive engineers like Rayappan to support the adoption of electric vehicles.
According to the LTA, a new national-level certification program will be established to certify automotive engineers who have completed these courses and successfully achieved the required abilities.
Approved by all MOU stakeholders, this certification allows technicians to then receive professional training in EV maintenance.
But even before training under the memorandum begins, Rayapan, who is celebrating his 20th year in stride mobility this month, is already on sale on EVs.
“EVs are very different. Last time I used gasoline and diesel (together). (But in the case of EVs) it’s different because it doesn’t have an engine and it’s completely electric. My hands aren’t dirty either. I was impressed. EV maintenance is easier and cleaner, “said 41-year-old CNA.
He has been working on EVs for about a year and regularly checks the latest EV trends on social media. He is also dispatched to EV maintenance training and annual courses to renew his skills.
“You don’t have to go through too many steps” to troubleshoot EV issues compared to “traditional engines,” Rayappan said.
“Now I want to learn something (new) for myself. For example, if you don’t know (about) anything about EV, (see) how to repair YouTube … It’s all about what’s wrong. “
His interest was intrigued when he heard that Stride was planning to change the taxi fleet to an EV.
“I want to upgrade myself, so it’s not like the old one (the type of the world anymore) … the world wants to change from petrol to EV. I want to change too.”
When asked why he wasn’t afraid to take on new challenges to improve his skills, Rayappan said it was all about taking on challenges.
“First of all, you can never learn without making mistakes. You have to make mistakes and then you can fix them. For example, if I’m scared, I’ll (to be interviewed) you I’m sitting in front of (it doesn’t). So everything will be tried. ”
Acquiring EV skills is also a future-proof strategy to continue his work.
“Currently, all new (car) models, such as Tesla, MG, and cars made in China, are all electric cars …. (engineers) are not engineers. They are like electric engineers,” he said. I added.