Mechanicsville, Virginia, September 28, 2021 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the participating subject matter experts in the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit) session on Electric Vehicles (EV).
To register to attend the Summit held Thursday, November 4th during the 2021 SEMA Show, visit www.scrs.com/2021RDE.
The Summit session on EV will take place in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, just down the hall from the Collision Repair & Refinish section of the SEMA Show, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The panel will feature:
Jennifer Goforth – General Motors | Director – Global Aftersales Mechanical Engineering
John Eck – General Motors | Collision Manager – Customer Care & Aftersales
Andy McDonald – Lucid Motors | Global Body Repair Program Senior Manager
Andy Hall – Lucid Motors | Head of Vehicle Safety
Kelly Logan – Rivian | Senior Manager, Collision Repair Program
Dan Black – Rivian | Manager, Service Engineering
Panel moderators will include Ron Reichen, Precision Body & Paint (OR) and Kye Yeung, European Motor Car Works (CA), both of whom own repair facilities with experience in operating within certified collision repair networks that include electric vehicles.
The session will explore the unique vehicle platforms each of the participating manufacturers have developed, and how their EV offering differs from other more traditional vehicles. From construction to repairs characteristics and means in which the collision repair industry will need to adapt, panelists will thoroughly explore considerations and opportunities afforded to the industry by EV.
Sales of alternative power vehicles, while currently representing just 5% of all U.S. light vehicle sales today, are expected to reach 45% by 2035, according to new SEMA market research.
The inevitable growth of this market makes the perfect fit for a Summit that has always had an eye on the developing landscape of modern vehicles, with a focus on emerging trends that influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation.
SCRS is thrilled for the opportunity to highlights these automakers taking the limelight for their commitment to EV production and the evident advancements that will come as they usher in a new type of fleet on the American roadways.
Summit sessions can be selected individually, or as part of the Full Series Pass at www.scrs.com/rde.
The 2021 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from BASF, CCC, Enterprise, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Toyota Wholesale Parts and SEMA.
To learn more about SCRS’ education series at the SEMA Show visit www.scrs.com/2021RDE.