Where are auto repair shops headed in the electric-car age?

Where are auto repair shops headed in the electric-car age?

Be a part of a neighborhood conversation on ‘Volts and Bolts’ Sept. 29.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Electrical automobile charging stations in the parking great deal of Packsize in Salt Lake Metropolis, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Electrical automobiles will occur to dominate American streets in the next decade, and The Salt Lake Tribune and Rocky Mountain Electrical power and Weber State College are hosting a neighborhood conversation Sept. 29 on what it means for auto shops and mechanics.

This tale is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing dedication to detect remedies to Utah’s major problems by means of the get the job done of the Innovation Lab.

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The milestones on the highway to electric autos are setting up to pass quickly.

All-electric Tesla will promote 50 percent more cars and trucks in 2022 than in 2021. No other motor vehicle manufacturer will occur near to that development. By 2024, there will be 134 distinct types of electric powered or plug-in hybrid cars and trucks out there in the U.S. And Basic Motors will stop making gasoline-fueled autos in 2035, the same calendar year that California will ban them.

What does this mean to the people today who have been servicing cars and trucks? 1 hundred years of transportation has been constructed on the inside combustion motor, and a century of experience was built with it.

But more than the upcoming 10 years, piston engines will slowly but surely vanish. The crankcases will be replaced by electric motors.

On Sept. 29, The Salt Lake Tribune, Rocky Mountain Electricity and Weber Condition University will host “Volts and Bolts,” a group dialogue, on the electric vehicle rollout and the implications for the automotive technology business. The 90-moment discussion will incorporate a panel of educators and other gurus. A livestream will be hosted at sltrib.com.

The discussion will get started at 4 p.m. in Building D2, place 110 on Weber State’s Layton campus. Weber’s Automotive Technologies division is teaching the up coming era of mechanics. Weber has just lately rolled out certification programs for performing on electric powered and hybrid cars.

And a livestream of the event will be out there at sltrib.com.

The event is free, but RSVPs are inspired at little bit.ly/tribunevoltsandbolts.

Tim Fitzpatrick is The Salt Lake Tribune’s renewable strength reporter, a situation funded by a grant from Rocky Mountain Electrical power. The Tribune retains all management about editorial conclusions unbiased of Rocky Mountain Electric power.