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TUV SUD Trains Indians to Work with High Voltage Vehicles

By Motortrend India Staff   |   29 January,2013

One of the most renowned business consultants in the world, TUV SUD, made an announcement about training Indians on the topic, “High Voltage Technology In Vehicles”. High Voltage Technology has its importance in the electric vehicle industry. The automobile world is in a stage of transformation from petroleum to electric power and hence such safety programmes have gained importance today. The modules of this programme offered by TUV SUD will include topics related to operational and safety parameters of working with electric vehicles that use high voltage power. Mr. Christian Machens from TÜV SÜD Akademie, Munich, who is an expert in High Voltage Technology, will be presenting few sessions in the beginning. Further the sessions will include topics which are picked based on the stretch of Indian automobile industry.

The coaching will be based on BGI 8686, which defines safety norms for working with vehicles that use high voltage equipment. The norms standardize the level of knowledge and skill required for a person to work with such equipment. Employees, who are qualified to operate this equipment, can avoid electric shocks, short circuit and fault arcs.

Mr. Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO, TÜV SÜD South Asia, spoke about the launch of the programme saying, “At TÜV SÜD, we aim to empower Indian automobile professionals ahead of times with knowledge of operating on high voltage systems. We believe that with the shortage of conventional fuels, electric vehicles will be a viable option to explore for mobility. The training comprises an essential practical segment which allows all participants to practice the methods learnt, we hope these sessions are as successful in India as in the other markets.”

The sessions aim to align Indian automobile professionals to global standards in HV operation and safety. With increased popularity of electric vehicles in Europe, this programme will qualify Indian technicians to work in auto industries of Germany, Austria and other countries which follow BGI 8686 standards.

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