Volvo Cars Poole receives electric vehicle accreditation
Volvo Cars Poole has received its Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation.
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 retailers to further develop their ability in selling and servicing electric vehicles. It recognises retailers’ expertise in the electric vehicle sector and promotes industry standards for the benefit of the consumer.
Following two extremely successful years, which saw over two-hundred retailers obtain accredited status, the Government has renewed its co-sponsorship of the scheme.
Energy Saving Trust independently audits individual retailers 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.
Leanne Ledger, Head of Business, commented: “We are delighted to receive our EVA accreditation. Customers can be reassured that at Volvo Cars Poole they will receive the best advice and support when buying an electric vehicle.
“To gain the accreditation, our team has undertaken intensive training. Areas, where our staff has 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, and more.”
To find out more about the ever-growing range of Volvo electric and plug-in hybrid models, contact us on 01202 065555.