CEO responds to Government car plans in London Evening Standard
07 August 2017
Develop Training Ltd (DTL)'s CEO Chris Wood has been featured in the London Evening Standard, responding to Government plans to replace diesel & petrol vehicles by 2040.
The plans, which are aimed at improving air quality and expected to drive to uptake of electric vehicles in the UK, are admirable but do require attention. Principally, such an initiative will necessitate the installation of a huge network of charging points, which in turn prompts the question: "Where do we find the skilled technicians to install them?"
Industry Skills gap
As we reported earlier in the year in our whitepaper that focusses on the UK Smart Meter rollout, progress is well behind schedule due to a lack of skilled personnel.
Chris Wood's comments in the London Evening Standard that "if the ambition for electric vehicles is to be realised, we need to consider the training implications now."
Read the article in full here.