Halfords to train 1,500 extra technicians to work on electric cars, bikes and scooters | The Guardian
Firm will also hire hundreds of new staff as it prepares for switch away from petrol cars
The coronavirus pandemic has boosted demand for e-scooters and e-bikes as well as traditional cycles. Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock
Halfords is training 1,500 extra technicians to work on electric vehicles, bikes and scooters as it prepares for the switch away from petrol cars.
The cycles-to-vehicle servicing group said it expected to hire hundreds of new staff and to retrain existing employees so that it would have 100 more electric car technicians next year, bringing the total to 470, and 1,400 extra electric bike and scooter technicians in addition to the 400 now in place.