Lipscomb Volvo in Canterbury & Maidstone 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 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.

Following two extremely successful years, which saw over two-hundred dealers obtain accredited status, the Government has renewed its co-sponsorship of the scheme.

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.

Mark Barnes, Deputy Managing Director of Lipscomb Volvo, commented: “We are delighted to receive our EVA accreditation at our two Volvo dealerships. Customers can be reassured that when visiting Lipscomb Volvo in Canterbury or Maidstone they will receive the best advice and support when buying an electric vehicle.”

For more details, please visit the EVA website or follow EVA on Twitter @EVApproved