While the switch to new drive technologies is in full swing on the road, the vocational schools of the automotive industry are facing new challenges.
They are required in the first place to ensure the maintenance and operation of the vehicles in the future. At Hyundai, this future has long since begun.
As a global leader in alternative powertrains, Hyundai also offers the full range of new technologies in Switzerland, from battery and hydrogen-electric vehicles to hybrid and plug-in hybrids.
The interest in the Hyundai alternative drive and hydrogen technology courses, as carried out this summer by the Swiss Association of Automotive Instructors (SVBA) in the Hyundai Training Center Winterthur, was correspondingly high.
Thomas Tschumi, head of department and teacher of automotive engineering at the Vocational School Lenzburg , organizes and coordinates further training courses for the SVBA: “It is important to us that the vocational school teachers of the automotive industry stay on the ball. It’s not just insiders who know that Hyundai has become the technology leader in hydrogen technology and alternative powertrains. Accordingly, the courses were fully booked – with a big advantage: Hyundai could pass on a lot of practical know-how in addition to the theory since the technologies are already on the market. What’s more, the students even had an opportunity to drive the Hyundai NEXO, the latest generation of a hydrogen-electric vehicle. “
Daniel Kaiser, Director Customer Service at Hyundai Suisse, replies twice: “We understand that it is our job not only to introduce the alternative drive systems but also to train the maintenance and support know-how. We were all the more pleased that we can pass on this technological advantage across sectors and for teaching. “
Hyundai is pioneering alternative drives
Hyundai is the only manufacturer worldwide that already offers all alternative drive technologies in series production: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell power. Customers in Switzerland will find these technologies in the New IONIQ electric, New IONIQ plug-in, New IONIQ hybrid as well as in the All-New KONA hybrid, All-New KONA electric and in the second generation of hydrogen-electric vehicles in space -New Hyundai NEXO. The Hyundai Tucson is also available with the 48V Mild Hybrid drive on offer.