The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA)’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme has reached more than 300 approved dealers in the UK.
The scheme provides an electric vehicle (EV) specific accreditation to retailers who meet a set of standards.
It was developed in 2019 to encourage retailers to enhance their expertise in the EV sector and support consumer confidence as the market moves towards EVs.
Sue Robinson, NFDA chief executive, said: “Retailers play a vital role in driving motorists to embrace low and zero emission vehicles.
“As the number of EVs on the road continues to increase, EV repairers will also need to be recognised and we are delighted to further expand the EVA scheme into aftersales.
“Congratulations to all the retailers who have achieved their EVA accreditation. Communicating expertise through the EVA badge reassures customers and boosts their confidence.
“We look forward to extending our collaboration with the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Energy Saving Trust, allowing EVA to continue to help electrifying transport.”
To mark the ‘300 mark’, a #LovEVA campaign was launched on social media, coinciding with Valentine’s week.
The NFDA said the campaign was designed to provide added exposure to the 300 approved dealers, raise awareness of EVA amongst consumers and promote ‘Charge Confidence’, a message coined to foster positive discussions relating to EVs.
EVA has also announced the launch of a new aftersales pilot group. The aftersales standards reflect the traditional EVA ones, although they have been adapted to suit businesses who solely repair and service EVs, said the NFDA.
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