EVBox opens training center for AC and DC stations in Canéjan to equip installers and partners with relevant EV charging solutions skills
EVBox, a leading provider of EV charging solutions, announces the opening of a new AC and DC training site in Canéjan, France, near its Bordeaux factory. The new facility will serve as a training center for installers or partners that are already IRVE certified to combat the scarcity of adequate training opportunities.
PARIS, January 23, 2023 – EVBox, a leading provider of EV charging solutions, envisions a future electric mobility becomes the new normal. Yet this transition faces a roadblock due to the scarcity of skilled workers and technicians trained specifically to support manufacturing, installing and maintaining EV charging stations, essential for this successful transformation.
Therefore, EVBox is dedicated to providing certified training programs to the electric mobility ecosystem through the opening of a new training facility in Canéjan (France), following the recent opening of another EVBox training facility in Essen, Germany. Expanding the number of training centers facilitates the opportunity to train a greater number of individuals, fostering wider skill development and knowledge dissemination.
The opening of a training facility takes full account of the two decrees of October 27th, 2021 (Decree n°1, Decree n°2), which underline the obligation and importance of training courses that contribute to the service quality commitments of charging stations open to the public. Additionally, it is essential to offer the necessary services for partners and installers to upkeep their charging stations to facilitate warranty services. Finally, a well-trained and educated partner or installer acts as a guarantee for the charging station's prolonged lifespan and ensures durability.
Training sessions will provide all the technical specifications, theoretical and practical knowledge of the installation, commissioning, and allow the participants to apply their practical skills in front of a real charging station. However, the trainings will only be available to installers already IRVE certified (certification obtained by a professional following training in the installation of equipment, proving his or her expertise and perfect knowledge of electrical equipment). The training sessions will be available in multiple languages and have the capacity to train close to 600 installers a year. Canéjan serves as EVBox’s dedicated after-sales facility, thus being the ideal place to offer training sessions, while Bordeaux houses the factory and corporate office.
The training center covers around 200 m2 and is staffed by an international, multilingual team of expert trainers in the charging industry.