Methods from the Repair Technology Centre are made available through an online portal called escribe. escribe is one of the UK’s leading repair methods solutions and is designed to help the industry return crash damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident condition and Euro NCAP safety rating in the most effective and efficient way.

As technologies such as ADAS are becoming standard in modern cars, the need for up-to-date repair methods has never been more important. Escribe alerts repairers to the fitment of modern materials and new technologies allowing them to fully understand the impact they have on the repair.

Kia Niro EV 2019 on

The Kia Niro EV is available with two battery options: the 39.2 KWh battery giving a 179 mile WLTP range and the 64KWh battery giving a 283 mile WLTP range. Both battery types are liquid-cooled lithium ion polymer. The body structure achieves optimum occupancy protection with the use of ultra-high strength steel in the areas of the a and b post reinforcements, roof rail reinforcements, rear chassis legs and front bulkhead reinforcements. Further side impact protection is offered through the use of a deformable aluminium extrusion within the side sill. Advanced driver assistance systems include; Forward Collision Avoidance, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist.

Range Rover Evoque PHEV 2020 on

The second generation (L551) Range Rover Evoque is based on JLR’s Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) platform. It was first used on the Jaguar E-Pace and is a development of the D8 platform. The body structure contains; ultra-high strength steel in the b post, a post and rear chassis legs. Cast aluminium is used for the front shock towers. The remaining structure is made up of a mix of mild and High Strength Steels. Options for advanced driver assistance systems include; Driver Condition Monitor, Rear Collision Monitor, 3D Surround Camera, Rear Traffic Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition with Adaptive Speed Limiter, Blind Spot Assist, Emergency Braking, Lane keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Front and Rear Parking aid.

Volkswagen ID-3 2020 on

The ID-3 is the first electric vehicle from the Volkswagen group to be based on the MEB platform. There are three choices of H.V battery available: 107 KW ( 143hp), 110 KW (148hp) and 150 KW (201hp). All three versions of the H.V battery are water cooled. Diagnostic capability is required to isolate the H.V battery and reinstate coolant to the coolant system.

The body structure gives optimum occupancy and high voltage component protection using ultra-high performance hot-formed steel in the sill reinforcements, chassis legs, front floor reinforcements and the A/B post areas. Side impact protection is enhanced further with the use of an extruded aluminium sheath mounted within the sill reinforcements.


The escribe portal gives insurance engineers, vehicle damage assessors (VDAs) and repairers instant access to the very latest methods, recommendations, technical information, times, parts and ADAS fitment information.

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