■Sustainable Development Goals related to Next Generation Vehicle Initiatives

AUTOBACS SEVEN is actively continuing to promote next generation vehicles that require less energy and have a lower environmental impact.

The AUTOBACS Group is dedicated to developing next generation vehicles such as hybrid vehicles (HVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) to meet the needs of the future.

Constructing Maintenance Systems for HVs & PHVs

In order to care for batteries and other devices in HVs, it is required by laws to take “special training for low-voltage electricity handling”.
In order to safely maintain high voltage parts, it is necessary to use a nonconductive tools called "insulation tools". At AUTOBACS Group, we promote the introduction of these tools to all our stores.
In addition to this, “diagnostic machines” are being installed in all stores to allow workers to appropriately diagnose failure points in EVs and HVs. We provide training for group employees about HVs to ensure they learn the necessary skills to best work with these vehicles.

Certification System for Stores Working on HVs

The stores equipped with the above four "special training for low-voltage electricity handling", "insulation tools", "diagnostic machines", and "HVs training" is certified as a "HVs Work Handling Store". To make customers aware of this, we have placed a sign near the entrance of the store to promote that customers can entrust us with the maintenance of their HVs. As of the end of March 2022, 363 stores have been certified.