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Local business shares the future of automotive service

Car donation helps young service techs train on EVs

Bob Moore Auto Group has helped the next generation of service technicians by donating an electric vehicle to Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

The 2020 Nissan Leaf will be available to Automotive Service Technology students at Francis Tuttle’s Danforth Campus. Students will see firsthand how EVs operate, how they are maintained, and how they can be serviced to prepare for their future careers.

Bob Moore Auto Group is a member of the Danforth Auto Service program’s advisory committee, a group of professionals who advise on industry training. Danforth Automotive instructor Kody Van Osdol said service managers from Bob Moore asked him about the Nissan Leaf earlier in the spring.

The vehicle will be ready for students when classes resume in August. While electric vehicles represented about 1% of vehicles on American roads last year, about 60% of new vehicle registrations in 2022 were for EVs. 

The Nissan Leaf adds to Francis Tuttle’s effort to offer Alternative Energy Vehicle (AEV) training. AEV training is offered at the Rockwell Campus to first responders for safety in the field, as well as municipal workers and other employees who perform maintenance and repair work on electric vehicles.

Students also have access to AEV training at Rockwell, where they can get hands-on experience with a Mustang Mach-E. 

by Adam Troxtell - August 4, 2023