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Hey y'all,

I'm an Electrical Engineer that's been looking into starting my own EV servicing and conversion garage. I'd be starting it in the Phoenix area. What do you guys think? Is there interest for something like this is?
 

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You'll find most contributors here are from Uk, but we do have some Yanks, Finns, etc etc! All welcome.
EV servicing is interesting over here; there's a group of independent EV servicing specialists shooting up, but the problem is that over time these cars are becoming more & more technical/IT items, so how easy is it going to be to get access to the sophisticated analysis kit the mfr has? Maybe there are laws about how "open" this access has to be; I'd expect these laws to vary from country to country. But there's deffo going to be a demand for cheaper servicing, especially as all these EVs need is a check on the steering & suspension parts, a screenwash topup and that's about it! Quite a few EVs will now be going out of the usual 8-year warranty period, e.g. my Amoera (=Chevvy Volt Mk1) will be wty expired this September, so I might start looking for a cheaper local Hevra service man.

When you mention conversion, what does this mean exactly? There's a modest demand for old classic cars from 60s & 702 to be converted to electric, and that's not too hard to do, though somewhat expensive. Porsche 911s, VW campervans, Beetles, these seem to be popular. Converting newer classics which have computers controlling everything over the canbus is likely to be far harder to do though. Converting things like EV vans to campervans could be in demand, and EVs should be ideal conversion material for disabled drivers as they're so easy to control.
 
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