Why approval matters

Devonshire Motors in Barnstaple were awarded Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation after piloting the scheme and demonstrating the highest standard of knowledge and expertise when it comes to advising customers on the purchase of vehicles with an electrified powertrain.

The EVA scheme was rolled out in 2019 to establish a set of standards for electric vehicle retail and aftersales services, to ensure that the automotive industry is ready to embrace the fast-accelerating electrification of the UK car market. The EVA scheme has been developed by the National Franchised Dealer Association (NFDA) and is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

EVA Accreditation

EVA accreditation was awarded to Devonshire Motors, following an independent audit process carried out by the Energy Saving Trust.

Buying a plug-in vehicle is more complex than purchasing a more traditional ICE vehicle, with many new factors requiring consideration at the time of purchase such as battery range, average daily mileage and the availability of charge points at home or the office.

As a result, dealers need to be able to answer all the questions a customer may have and be able to explain the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and clarifying any possible confusion.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director said "Congratulations to NFDA members Devonshire Motors for receiving their Electric Vehicle Approved accreditation. The role of dealers is crucial during the transition to electric vehicles and the EVA badge of approval will help dealers communicate to the consumer their expertise in the EV sector".

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK.

Nathan Tomlinson, Dealer Principal, Devonshire Motors said "Although, as a business, we have been around EV and PHEV technology for many years, it is completely new to the consumer and they are on a journey now to understand not only the suitability but the longer term implications of ownership. To be able to promote our business as having achieved a nationally recognised standard in sales, servicing and support of electric vehicle technology gives our customers the confidence and expertise they need to make a decision- and to ensure that they will get the assistance they need during ownership."

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