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iluvmen
iluvmen

hey Veeky Forums
Is is true electric car mechanics/techs will be in high demand and getting paid a lot cuz there will be so little and there will be so many electric cars in bout 10 years?

Inmate
Inmate

No

Flameblow
Flameblow

maybe

RavySnake
RavySnake

No

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

explain. why not.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

No. Car manufactures are pushing for non serviceable cars and electric cars are dangerous already with the amount of electricity you're dealing with. Owners won't bother having their cars serviced, they'll turn it in for a new one since they are appliance vehicles. Dealerships that get broken cars will probably just replace the part and send the defective one on to be refurbished in a sweatshop.

Methshot
Methshot

i dont believe this is true

i work with electronics, Apple is attempting the exact same thing. putting obstacles to discourage repairing their devices. Simply Apple just wants you to upgrade and buy another phone instead. Yet its a growing industry and the most popular device to repair out of the 200 or so phone models out. because face it, not everyone wants to drop cash on another phone, let alone $20-80 grand for a car.

Car manufacturers can discourage all they want, but average person will not upgrade their cars every year, or even every other year. cars will need to be serviced for years to come, with that mechanics and technicians are born. i believe OP is right, not everyone will be able to do it, so the pay will be high and there will be a demand. its economics

Skullbone
Skullbone

I'm curious about this because I'm heavily considering going to school to get a certification as a mechanic (much more affordable than finishing my CE degree) and would like to know what sort of training one would need to service EVs.

Evilember
Evilember

Most garages and dealers are going to have conventional and electric cars. A lot of stuff is the same, like say the suspension and frame. I don't see the value in being an electric car mechanic. You want to work for Tesla then be an engineer. You want to play mechanic then go to trade school. Be warned though because there are a lot of dirts there according to my dad (a heavy diesel mechanic).

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

i dont think this will be a big thing yet, or anytime soon. once electric cars are the mass majority on the road then fast forward even more years ahead once they start breaking down. who knows how long that will be, thats when this trend will hit

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Its not economics. Economics says that there will only be sufficient demand for electric mechanics in areas where there are a lot of people like big cities. But places with a lot of people will also have a lot of electric car mechanics. So it will balance out.

The only way eletro mechanics are gonna make big bucks is buy plying their trade as a traveling service. You get a pickup full of tools and your work as a subcontractor for garages accross the state who call you when the one electric car in there entire counter breaks and the owner is willing to pay for the convince of not having his car towed to a city for a fix.

Then you can charge the big bucks, because the only people who are going to have an electric car in such a practical place are rich people who don't care.

Bidwell
Bidwell

you think electric cars are something special?
they don't involve a single shred of new technology just reuse what we already know and have.
any car technician will easily handle them.

Techpill
Techpill

economics says...
Wow I don't even know where to begin correcting you.

1) markets are predicated upon supply and demand. If there are 1000 ev owners and 1 mechanic, it's the same supply/demand curve as 1000000 ev owners and 1000 mechanics.

2) travelling mechanics is not feasible since being one requires lots of specialized tools and equipment that requires familiarity, and a reliable workspace. Think about it. If being a traveling ev mechanic were an optimal solution, don't you think there would already be a similar market for dial fuel vehicles? Fact is, that concept really only works for highly specialized vehicles that are hard to move (eg heavy machinery), and that's only because they can't move it if it's broken down, so the shop HAS to come to them. You can plop an ev on a flatbed just like any other car, so traditional mechanic shops will be the preferred method for repair just like it is today; ev specialists will increase in demand, but they'll have specialist independent shops just like they have exotics shops now in most larger cities.

TreeEater
TreeEater

The real challenge will be self driving cars and other tech driven convenience features. Future mechanics will need to start learning computer trouble shooting.

girlDog
girlDog

There is already a huge demand for well qualified electrical engineers. Auto shops are having to put up with increasingly electronic and connected components in new vehicles.

If you don't think that there will be huge demand for people that can keep their EV on the road in the next 10 years, you are wrong.

Firespawn
Firespawn

i'm fairly certain they already have to to a degree.
all cars today have computers in them.
usually a dumb (but highly reliable) little ic that controls the car itself and a more powerful media type computer that works the radio and user interface features syncs with your phone and whatnot.

Soft_member
Soft_member

diesel (heavy duty truck) mechanics get paid good money. of course you start out low in the beginning.also city worker mechanics have it the best like police car mechanic. the get paid good but most importantly their benefits. Veeky Forums doesnt know shit about the auto industry. i worked at a dealership for 4yrs. i was making 21 a hour.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

You can't spell. How do you expect to learn to solder?

Skullbone
Skullbone

Is is true electric car mechanics/techs will be in high demand and getting paid a lot cuz there will be so little and there will be so many electric cars in bout 10 years?

It's kinda funny, this thing is happening now

car mechanics can't actually/aren't legally able to prove that a device or part isn't energized, so the shop can't work on the car itself unless an electrical/electromechanical engineer tests the car, touches the live parts, and gives the go-ahead.

however, a lot of countries are working on legislation that enables car mechanics to do some simple courses/certs that enable them to do just that. I don't think that there'll be much more demand in 10 years because the regular car mechanics will be able to do it.

now, on the other hand, is a different story. you won't get rich, but you can demand 200-400 bucks an hour doing it on a contract basis. but it's almost freelance, and there's no guarantee of continuity.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Future mechanics will need to start learning computer trouble shooting.

not really. they swap out the computer/sensors and call it a day. you don't need a degree in rocket science to assemble a lego set.

SniperWish
SniperWish

guys help me understand this since i don't live in the usa

what exacly the point of a car ? why people always change them or buy a new one for shitton of money ?

i mean its just a bucket of steel and bolt that get you from point A to point B right ?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

you know what is bicycle, bratan ivan, or as you know, steel horse, yes?

car is like steel horse, except it go faster, it have roof so ice storm does not hurt your face, and you not get tired so when you get to work you dont have to drink bottle of vodkja to stay awake and so you don't smell like actual horse so the women dont say "eww, he smell of horse, i would never want ivan to be my man"

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Economic/social status signalling.

You can literally get laid by driving certain cars. Don't even have to have the finances to back it up.

Emberburn
Emberburn

so basically its the grown man verison of buying something expansive to look cool in ?

its just i don't see a reason to buy a car since it just drain money on gas and repairs insteed of buying say a bicycle which help you get /fit/ and doesnt drain resources

SniperGod
SniperGod

You're a complete shmuck

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Yes. Also, you're being too reasonable and rational when it comes to cars. A lot of Americans view cars as almost a god given right and self-identify very strongly with what they drive.

Methnerd
Methnerd

It's possible, but that moment is 5 - 10 years off still.

I wouldn't gamble on this venture at the moment.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

i doubt it, in 10 years it is unlikely that petrol cars are even obsolete....

even if, all electric cars would be new to new(er) and serviceable by manufacturer with a warranty probably.....

still, the skills needed to be an electric car mechanic are marketable in industry, and the pay is quite good (aprox 100k and above)

also, in a major city, it is likely you would get plenty of business.... even today.

there are sword smiths online who make like millions of dollars

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