New EV infrastructure training course

A new course upskilling local authority officers in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure knowledge to support the deployment of public EV chargepoints has been announced.

The government-funded EVI training course will upskill officers as they coordinate the deployment of public charging infrastructure, with the first cohort of learners having already met (14 November) to test the course ahead of its full launch in spring next year.

The Government’s LEVI Fund supports local authorities in England to work with the chargepoint industry and transform the availability of charging for drivers without off-street parking.

Through the LEVI Capability Fund, training has been developed by the LEVI support body including Cenex, Energy Saving Trust and PA Consulting with the aim of local authority officers being rapidly upskilled in EV infrastructure to develop and deliver ambitious tailored local EV charging infrastructure strategies.

The course will cover key topics such as: EVI technology, users and stakeholders, EVI strategy, EVI procurement, deployment, operations and much more.

It is hoped the course will equip and empower participants with the required knowledge to support an effective rollout of EVI, as well as encourage consistency and continuation of  sharing best practice.

Chloe Hampton, EV infrastructure strategist and training course project manager from Cenex, said: “Equipping the workforce is integral to transitioning to zero-emission transport.

“We believe this training initiative will build the necessary capacity and enhance the skills of staff within local authorities, and enable them to rollout local electric vehicle infrastructure effectively.”

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