Al-Futtaim launches Electric Mobility Training


Automotive technicians will receive immersive training conducted by IMI-certified trainers

In keeping with its firm commitment to build a comprehensive EV ecosystem in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Automotive has set up the region’s first IMI-accredited Electric Mobility Training Centre at its dedicated Learning & Development facility in Dubai, UAE, according to a press communique.

The facility is a major step forward in bridging the gap in electric mobility expertise within the region, setting a precedent for the region’s automotive industry in delivering top-quality service and support for hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as bolstering customer confidence in transitioning to electric mobility.

The Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Training Centre represents a multi-million Dirham investment, with the programme being developed in partnership with the internationally recognised EV qualification body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), and state-of-the-art learning solutions provider, Lucas-Nulle.

Immersive training

At the centre, automotive technicians will receive immersive training conducted by IMI-certified trainers that cover the intricacies of electric drivetrains, battery management systems, and software diagnostics.

“The Electric Mobility Centre is the final piece of our EV value chain. By providing our technicians with cutting-edge training, we are empowering our technicians with all the necessary skills and tools to meet the demands of the evolving automotive market as well as learn the importance of safer procedures,” emphasized Antoine Barthes, Vice-President, Al-Futtaim Automotive.

The training centre is equipped with a state-of-the-art laboratory featuring the most advanced art simulation equipment as well as a cut-away electric vehicle that showcases various components of the high-voltage systems.

This will enable the development of a skilled workforce, technological literacy, and industry collaboration to contribute towards building a sustainable and thriving EV ecosystem, the press statement concluded.


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