The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme has been developed by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to recognise retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. EVA is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Energy Saving Trust.
The scheme encourages dealerships to further develop their ability in selling and servicing electric vehicles. It recognises dealers’ expertise in the electric vehicle sector and promotes industry standards for the benefit of the consumer.
Energy Saving Trust independently audits individual dealerships to verify that they meet a set of standards covering EV sales and aftersales. These include the customer qualification process, staff knowledge and training, EV demonstration and handover processes as well as availability of EV service bays and charge points on site and also:
To gain the accreditation, our Hutchings team have undertaken intensive training.
Our team can show a solid understanding of all electric and hybrid model variants.
Aftersales and technical staff have also received comprehensive training.
Areas where our staff have demonstrated their knowledge include: charging an EV, different driving modes and their impacts, electric driving range and fuel consumption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), guidance on servicing and maintenance of an EV etc.
Steve Hutchings, Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to receive our EVA accreditation. Customers can be reassured that at our Hutchings Vauxhall dealership they will receive the best advice and support when buying an electric vehicle.”
“Our Vauxhall Dealer Principle, Matthew Hodge, and his accredited team are ready to support our customers with all their queries regarding the electric vehicles we have including the all-new Vauxhall Corsa E, the Grandland Hybrid and the brand new Mokka E.”