Academy provides training programs developed and designed to ensure the safety of EV drivers, first responders, mechanics and the general public.



Experts estimate that there will be well over 3.5 million EVs driving North American roadways by 2020. The industry is seeking qualified technicians to safely and effectively diagnose, and repair these all-new power-train systems. Systems that employ large, lithium-ion battery packs powering 3-phase AC electric motors that deliver up to 600 HP, all controlled by high-power electronics which operate at over 400 Volts.


The Vtrux Canada pickup and vans produced by VIA Motors and are Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREV). They are electric vehicles with significant utility that is capable of traveling up to 65kms on battery and hundreds of additional kms on the gasoline fired generator system garnering over 100mpg. Sun Country Academy is training EV technicians and shops to effectively diagnosis and repair of the Vtrux Canada product line.


Sun Country Academy instructors have the electric vehicle experience and training necessary to create the next generation of automotive technicians. After taking the program, technicians will be able to seamlessly and safely diagnosis and repair ANY and EVERY electrified vehicle by using factory tools, specialized software, and highvoltage equipment. In short, we have the EV expertise.

Receive hands-on electric vehicle training from our staff of highly experienced and factory trained instructors


80 hours (10-days) of specialized and comprehensive hands-on training on the Vtrux Canada pickup and van. The program includes use of Vtrux factory service information and specialized tools necessary to safely and effectively diagnose and service the 2014-2015 Vtrux Canada product line in your shop.

  • An introduction to the Vtrux Canada EREV Vehicle walk-around and features Generic Electric vehicle safety Vtrux/VIA safety protocols
  • Jacking and hoisting the Vtrux
  • Technical walk-around and major component introductions and locations High Voltage System Disabling
  • Lithium Ion Battery R&R and service Power Inverter Module (AC~DC~AC)
  • DC-DC Conversion (12V Charging) 14.4kW 120/240VAC Power Export Port Range Extender ICE and Genset
  • VR115 High Voltage Generator
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • Electric HVAC System
  • Electrical Architecture and Networking VR190 255 h.p. Traction Motor
  • SAE J1772 120/240V AC Charging System VIA Service Diagnostic System (VSDS) VIA MX3 scan tool
  • Vtrux Canada Diagnostic Strategy Reflashing vehicle control modules Hand’s On Diagnostic Case Studies



For more information about the courses offered by Sun Country Academy and how to register.