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Ed Attanasio

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Friday, 24 September 2021 22:21

CCC Forecasts Future of EVs and How It Will Impact Auto Body Shops

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Senior Director/Industry Analyst Susanna Gotsch from CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. recently published a report, "Electric Vehicles Go Mainstream, Implications for the P&C Insurance Economy." Senior Director/Industry Analyst Susanna Gotsch from CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. recently published a report, "Electric Vehicles Go Mainstream, Implications for the P&C Insurance Economy."

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...more than half of all of California’s carbon pollution, 80% of smog-forming pollution and 95% of toxic diesel emissions---all while communities in the Los Angeles Basin and Central Valley see some of the dirtiest and most toxic air in the country.

 

“California has more EVs than any other state and a large concentration of non-domestic vehicles,” Gotsch said. “When we look at things like registrations and insurance claims, we can clearly see that more and more consumers in California are buying EVs.

 

"For body shops in California, gearing up to work on EVs is more immediate than with other states. But the payoff is better with a faster return on investment. The shops that are looking to expand their businesses have likely already made the investment in aluminum repairs and EVs, so they will obviously have a distinct advantage.”

 

For auto body shops that don’t have the tools, equipment and training to repair EVs, potential challenges will await them.

 

“We found out that there is definitely going to be a learning curve with EVs,” Gotsch said. “Some shops report that it’s taking longer to fix these cars, when you include diagnostics, for example. Getting paid for the added procedures will also be more universally accepted over time. Once shops become more comfortable repairing EVs, their cycle time will go down and make these repairs more profitable.”

So, if you’re an auto body shop owner and sitting on the fence when it comes to repairing EVs, maybe this report from CCC will inspire you to plug in. 

 

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