Farewell, engine.

10 октября, 2021 от arto Выкл

This is a very serious question. It is associated with the after-sales service of electric vehicles. The fact is that the proper technical treatment will require them from market participants: and dealer structures, and independent hundred very significant investments in specific garage equipment. Everyone understands that while almost no one in the independent domestic mini does not do.

After sales of the electric car

In addition to special lifting equipment for the electromotive itself and the battery, which can weigh up to 700 kg, the company must provide electrical equipment to the means of individual protection. In addition, special multi-sequence instruments will be needed, with the help of which specialists a hundred will be able to de-energize the vehicle, measure insulation resistance and many other electrical parameters important for diagnosis. At the same time, the widespread introduction of electrification and digitization of expert forecasts will lead to restriction of growth opportunities in the service sector until 2030. Because of what independent workshops will experience additional difficulties and considerable increased competition.

According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, the auto repair business in Western Europe will grow only by 1-2% annually over the next ten years. This is due, on the one hand, so that the costs of owners for servicing battery cars are twice as low as gasoline and diesel, since such cars do not need motor oil and associated with its replacement operation, they practically do not haveten wear parts, etc.

In a study conducted by the Central Association of Enterprises of the German Automobile Industry (ZDK), it was found that achieving the cost of work on average will be reduced by 45%. Loss in sales of spare parts and consumables will reach 75%.

On the other hand, the growing distribution of assistance systems by the driver by 2030 will reduce the number of accidents by 10-20%. This, of course, is good and very positively sounds, but with a decent piece of arrival, car service will have to say goodbye.

As a result, competition is in the segment of independent workshops will noticeably tightened. Why is independent? Because car manufacturers and their branded workshops will try to extract the maximum benefit from the growing fleet of electric vehicles due to its dominant position. Preventive data collection will allow them to conduct remote diagnostics and offer maintenance at an early stage. This will increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, and consequently, traffic. Ten years later, half of the car will be connected, and official dealers will be able to increase their market share in Europe to 40%.

In general, it is expected that the European car service market will grow from 225 billion euros in 2020 to 282 billion euros in 2030. But a piece of this cake will be drawn far from all — quite a few car services just will not survive this decade. What, you see, very sad.

Technical information

When working with electric vehicles and hybrids, the presence of current reference and technological information becomes even greater importance. Without it, it will be impossible to perform, without exaggeration, nor a single action. After all, even before, in principle, proceed to repair a hybrid / electric vehicle, you need to know exactly how and where to turn off the battery, that is, how to de-energize it. Only in this way, heavier injuries of the workshop staff can be avoided, guarantee the safety of their customers and compliance with the prescribed standards of the vehicle manufacturer.

That is, a hundred is mandatory must be the latest repair instructions containing step-by-step algorithms for activation and deactivation of high-voltage systems, as well as according to the maintenance or diagnostic mode for electrical and hybrid vehicles. In addition, the regulated values of the measured parameters must be included in them, a description of the purpose of various contacts and color codes of connectors and cables and, which is also extremely important, instructions and safety warnings.

Who will give all this information and under what conditions? Here is another question, with the decision of which profile associations and departments are now fighting, seeking to prevent its monopolization by automakers.