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First Ford dealer to receive Electric Vehicle Approval

County Garage Ford First Ford Dealer to Receive EVA

COUNTY GARAGE FORD IS DELIGHTED TO BE THE FIRST FORD DEALER IN THE UK TO RECEIVE ELECTRIC VEHICLE ACCREDITATION, recognising our ability to provide advice on purchasing and knowledge to service Electric Vehicles. 

Endorsed by the Government's Office for Zero Emmission Vehicles (OZEV) and Energy Savings Trust,  the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme recognises retailers excellence in the electric vehicle sector.  The government co-sponsers the scheme developed by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA). 

What is the Electric Vehicle Approved scheme?

The Energy Saving Trust independently audited our dealership to verify that we meet a set of standards covering EV sales and aftersales. This includes the customer qualification process for lifestyle suitability, staff knowledge and training, EV demonstration and handover processes as well as availability of EV service bays and charge points on site.

What does the EVA mean for County Garage Ford

To gain the accredition, our staff have undertaken intensive training to show that all colleagues have a solid understanding of all electric and hybrid model variants.  Aftersales and technical staff have also received comprehensive training. Our team have demonstrated their knowledge including:  charging an EV, different driving modes and there impacts, electric driving range and fuel consumption for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), guidance on servicing and maintenace of an EV. 

Allan Thompson, Dealer Principal commented:  "We are delighted to receive our EVA accreditation. Customers at County Garage Ford can be assured they will receive the best advice and support when buying and maintaining an electric vehicle."

You can learn more about the Electric Vehicle Approved scheme.

About County Garage Ford 

County Garage Ford is an independant, family owned Ford Dealer in  Herne Bay, Nr Canterbury. We have represented the Ford brand since 1962 and currently have a full range of Hybrid or Electric Ford passenger cars including: Mustang Mach-E, Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, Mondeo Hybrid, Fiesta - Puma - Focus Mild Hybrid models.