During an initiative to transition to a low-carbon emission fleet of vehicles, PG&E purchased more than 200 hybrid and electric vehicles. Shortly after the purchase, PG&E realized the manufacturer was unable to provide the extensive hybrid maintenance technology training required for its 200 fleet mechanics working at seven northern California locations.
The Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Training Solution
To solve this problem, PG&E contracted with California Corporate College to facilitate the delivery of training through its community college network to the seven sites designated to receive the training.
The project kicked off with a three-day Train-the-Trainer (TTT) session held at La Positas Community College. During the class, 16 community college faculty from districts local to PG&E’s facilities received training on the manufacturer’s proprietary hybrid technology.
The second phase of the project included the delivery and implementation of a three-day training program for PG&E fleet mechanics at seven company sites throughout the state. An average of 12-14 fleet mechanics per site received the hybrid vehicle maintenance training.
PG&E Training Case Study Results
As a result of the training, PG&E is realizing a two-mile per gallon improvement in fuel efficiency. The total cost savings realized per-vehicle (x200) has more than paid for the training.
California Community College Districts Participating in the Project
Los Rios, Butte-Glenn, Peralta, Hartnell, San Jose-Evergreen, Santa Rosa, and San Joaquin-Delta.
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