Two Jardine Motors Group dealerships have celebrated becoming the group’s first Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accredited businesses under the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) scheme.
Tamworth Audi and Jaguar Land Rover Reading have committed “significant time and resources” to meet the standards introduced by the NFDA, which aim to raise retailers’ understanding opf new alternative fuel vehicle technology in order to better help customers throughout their buying and aftersales journey.
The scheme, launched earlier this year, is endorsed by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
Jardine Motors commercial director, Jason Cranswick, who was appointed as the first chairman of the NFDA’s dedicated EV Group during September, said: “Dealer groups play a key role in the development of the electric vehicle sector. Passing the EVA audit shows how a dealership takes its role as an electric vehicle educator seriously.
“Tamworth Audi and Jaguar Land Rover Reading are both great examples of how, as a group, we’re determined to provide the best possible support to customers with any EV enquiries as we move away from petrol and diesel counterparts.
“I look forward to seeing more Jardine Motors Group dealerships follow suit and receiving EVA accreditation over the coming months.”
With the implementation of the government’s Road to Zero strategy for the end of all diesel and petrol car sales by 2040 retailers are working to develop their knowledge of EVs and AFVs in anticipation of a growth in sales volumes.
In order to receive EV accreditation, a dealer must meet an extensive list of requirements across all areas of a business, including sales, after sales, handling of complaints, marketing and branding.