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Servicing Stop garage network gears up for electric vehicle servicing

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The majority of garages within Servicing Stop's network are taking steps to embrace electric vehicle servicing by installing new equipment and introducing new technology, a company survey shows.

The online car servicing provider asked its network of more than 1,500 garages about the transition to servicing EVs, with 'a large amount' saying they were already servicing electric cars on a daily basis and already had the facilities to accommodate them.

However, garages are not expecting a massive influx of electric vehicles in the next 12 months, with the network expecting less than 5% of bookings to be electric in the next year.

Servicing Stop said garages are unanimously against any proposed ban on fossil fuelled vehicles as this would be detrimental to the car servicing industry as a whole.

Oly Richmond, CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, said: “The automotive industry, and the development of electric vehicles in particular, continues to move at an incredible pace.

"While it’s encouraging to see these new developments, it’s important the car servicing sector keeps pace alongside.

"Across the UK, our garages are gearing up in preparation of servicing more electric vehicles than ever before and making sure the cost of servicing electric remains equally affordable.”

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