GM expands electric vehicle training for first responders

The carmaker's program is said to include instruction and best practices on how to handle emergency situations with EVs


Kalea Hall
The Detroit News

DETROIT — General Motors Co. said Thursday it's "significantly" expanding its EV education efforts with a training program for emergency personnel that will provide instruction and best practices on how to handle emergency situations with electric vehicles.

The EV First Responder Training is designed to offer important information about battery electric vehicle technology. It builds upon GM's education efforts that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid vehicle.

GM has EV training and outreach events planned in Michigan, Texas, New York and California this summer.
GM has EV training and outreach events planned in Michigan, Texas, New York and California this summer. (File photo/David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Following pilot events in southeast Michigan, training and outreach events will expand across Michigan, go to Fort Worth, Texas, and hit New York City and southern California later this summer. To learn more, first and second responders can go to: gmevfirstrespondertraining.com.

Training stops include:

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