CSRS Announces Summit Session on OEM Collision Repair Technology on Electric Vehicles

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (CSRS) has announced subject matter experts attending the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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The session will take place in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, just down the Collision Repair & Refinish section of the SEMA Show, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The panel will include:

  • Jennifer Goforth, Director, Global Aftermarket Mechanical Engineering, General Motors
  • John Eck, Collision Manager, Customer Service and Aftermarket, General Motors
  • Andy McDonald, Senior Director, Global Collision Repair Program, Lucid Motors
  • Andy Hall, Head of Vehicle Safety, Lucid Motors
  • Kelly Logan, Senior Manager, Collision Repair Program, Rivian
  • Dan Black, Director, Service Engineering, Rivian

Panel moderators will include Ron Reichen of Precision Body & Paint and Kye Yeung of European Motor Car Works, both of whom have repair facilities with experience in certified collision repair networks that include electric vehicles.

The session will explore the unique vehicle platforms that each of the participating manufacturers have developed and how their EV offering differs from other more traditional vehicles. From construction to repair characteristics and the means to which the accident repair industry will have to adapt, panelists will explore in depth the considerations and opportunities offered to the electric vehicle industry.

Alternative-powered vehicle sales, although they currently only account for 5% of all light-duty vehicle sales in the United States today, are expected to reach 45% by 2035, according to a new market research from the United States. SEMA.

The inevitable growth of this market is a perfect fit for a peak that has always had an eye on the developing modern vehicle landscape, with a focus on emerging trends influencing vehicle repairability and crash industry readiness. .

SCRS is thrilled to have the opportunity to shine a light on these automakers who highlight their commitment to electric vehicle production and the obvious advancements that will occur as they usher a new type of fleet to American roads.

Summit sessions can be selected individually or as part of the Full Series Pass at scrs.com/rde.

To register and attend the EV Summit, visit scrs.com/2021RDE.

The 2021 OEM Crash Repair Technology Summit is made possible with the support of BASF, CCC, Enterprise, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Toyota Wholesale Parts and SEMA.

To learn more about SCRS’s educational series at the SEMA Show, visit scrs.com/2021RDE.

For more information on CSIS or to become a member, visit scrs.com, call (877) 841-0660 or send an email [email protected].