Castrol India launches first-of-its-kind ‘EV readiness’ training for mechanics

New Delhi, September 2022.

Mechanics play an integral role in the automotive aftermarket. However, one of the key knowledge gaps for mechanics is the lack of sufficient training around the latest automotive technologies. Castrol, India’s leading lubricant company, has relentlessly supported the mechanic community with relevant business & social initiatives. To continue supporting mechanic upskilling,and to contribute towards the transition to greener and more sustainable mobility, Castrol India has introduced a unique EV-readiness training program for mechanics. 
The EV-readiness training program was held from 13 to 16 September in New Delhi, covering over 100 top-tier car and bike mechanics. The training was supported and endorsed by the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) of India.Participating mechanics had the chance to preview the Castrol ONrange of advanced e-fluids for improved electric vehicle performance, which was launched globally in 2021 and will soon be launched in India.
The training included an eight-hour module where car and bike mechanics got to learn the basics of EVs and acquired diagnostic skills for EV service& maintenance. After completion of the training, the mechanics were evaluated through a quiz to test their knowledge and understanding on EVs. They were also awarded with a certificate of completion at ASDC’s Skill India Conclave held on 23 September in Delhi. Based on astrong and successful response from mechanics, Castrol India plans to roll out its EV-readiness training to other cities in the country. 
Speaking about the initiative, Sandeep Sangwan, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said, “We have always supported the mechanic community through various initiatives on the business and social front, be it the Castrol Super Mechanic contest or our CSR program: Castrol Eklavya. Our training programs for independent auto mechanics are specially designed to enable knowledge transfer around the latest automotive technologies and help them stay updated on changing trends. Through our training & certification courses, mechanics feel empowered to deliver best-in-class service experiences to their customers. It also helps them grow and expand their business and secure their livelihoods. With electric vehicles coming into the market, we see ourselves as an acceleration partner for helping mechanics and workshops get EV-ready.”
Adding further, Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC said, “We are happy that leading industry players are associating with ASDC for their skill training initiatives. All existing job roles at ASDC have been upgraded to reflect the changes happening in the automotive industry. We have also roped in industry experts to launch new courses and curriculum related to electric vehicles."