Hybrid cars ‘can kill engineers’

Garage owners working with new hybrid cars have been warned that they may face work injuries and compensation claims if they undertake work on the vehicles without taking proper precautions.

Hybrid vehicles carry a number of batteries to supply power to their functions and technicians need to ensure all power sources are isolated before beginning work, according to the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF).

Additionally, a hybrid car must be allowed to power down for at least an hour before work is undertaken.

"Anyone working on a hybrid vehicle must make sure that all power is disconnected, or risk injury or death," commented Mike Owen of the RMIF.

"The voltage of the batteries on hybrid vehicles often exceeds 500 volts, much higher than the battery in a conventional car."

Garages have also been encouraged to sign up to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair, which protects consumers by providing a guarantee of quality.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19273248-ADNFCR

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Hybrid cars ‘can kill engineers’
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