Accelerating Industry EV Learning – Only At Auto Aftermarket Expo

The Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo will be the biggest industry event to address the EV transition for workshops and workers, with comprehensive training and demonstration opportunities led by local and international EV experts.

The Expo, proudly sponsored by Repco, is Australia biggest automotive trade show and an unmissable experience for anyone in the automotive trade. Co-located with the Collision Repair Expo, the combined Expos will take place 11 – 13 April at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. 

To meet the diverse needs of the industry as it gears up to service and repair EVs, the Expo will feature unprecedented training and education opportunities relating to EV & Hybrid vehicles.

“The Auto Aftermarket Expo will be the destination of choice for technicians, workshop owners and collision repairers across Australia, New Zealand and beyond, with the largest collection of EV & Hybrid experts ever assembled in Australia,” said Tiffany Conway, Director of Membership, Marketing & Events at the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association. 

“The Expo will cater to those beginning their EV training journey, through to advanced EV diagnosis and repair, plus workshop owners looking for best practice on how to best prepare their workshop for EV service and repair.”

The exciting new Expo Electrified Zone, to be located on the Expo trade show floor, will provide visitors hands-on training and practical demonstrations including live testing of EV motors and generators, all delivered by the experts from The Automotive Technician’s (TaT) EV & Hybrid Network. Sessions are free to attend but must be booked in advance when registering for the event due to limited places.

EV service and repair training is bolstered by renowned international EV training specialist, Dirk Fuchs. Based in the U.S, Dirk, who is the CEO of Electric Mobility Consulting will travel to Australia for the first time to host four incredible EV training sessions.

Dirk’s free-to-attend sessions will cover topics including: preparing workshops for electrification, EV battery handling and service in collision repair, and EV system repair and component replacement.

Dirk will also host a special half-day training program titled ‘Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness.’ This highly valuable course provides a thorough overview of EV system principles, highlights high-voltage electric system hazards, and emphasizes safe EV work practices. Given the anticipated high demand, ticket prices for this session offer great value.

The exclusive Technical Training Program is another major feature of the Expo. This program is led by two more international experts, Diagnose Dan and Sean Tipping. Diagnose Dan will conduct a special session focusing on EV and Hybrid diagnostic challenges, a fascinating discovery relating to EV heat pump mechanics and network troubleshooting.

The free Expo Business Education Training Program for workshop owners will also cover EV, with a dedicated session on how to best prepare your workshop for electrification, led by AAAA’s Director of Advocacy, Lesley Yates, and Dirk Fuchs from Electric Mobility Consulting. 

Complimenting the incredible training opportunities will be a number of EV specialist exhibitors, showcasing the latest and greatest in EV service and repair technology. 

“The pace of technological advancement in the EV and Hybrid space is staggering, and with EV and Hybrid powered vehicles accounting for seven percent of new car sales in 2023 the Expo is perfectly timed to provide these incredible training opportunities for our industry. If you want to prepare yourself or your workshop, it’s a must attend event,” said Tiffany Conway.

Far from focusing on just EV, the Auto Aftermarket Expo will also feature more than 400 leading brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts, and accessories to thousands of trade visitors. Combined with the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet, a networking event on the show floor, vehicle display area, celebrity appearances, competitions and much more, the Auto Aftermarket Expo will be an unmissable three-day industry experience.

To register for Expo Electrified Sessions, Dirk Fuchs EV sessions, or Diagnose Dan’s EV sessions register at to avoid disappointment as places are limited.  The Auto Aftermarket Expo takes place 11-13 April 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition.

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