The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today announced the winners of its inaugural EV Dealership Awards. It says these awards recognise and reward excellence in the promotion and sales of electric vehicles (EV) in Ireland.
There were 116 applications across 25 counties, with one award per county for the highest scoring dealership.
Car dealers competed through a mystery shopping exercise where they were scored on a number of factors including how visible EVs were in the showroom, how knowledgeable their salespeople were on EVs, and their sales approach.
Other evaluation areas included electric vehicle training, sales trends and the dealership’s website.
The 23 winners are now on the shortlist for the national award which will be announced at this year’s SEAI Energy Show taking place in Dublin at the end of March.
Full list of winners:
(There were no winners in Laois, Carlow or Leitrim)
Declan Meally, director of business, public sector and transport at SEAI said: “SEAI recognises that EV car dealerships and their staff are a key set of enablers to EV uptake. I congratulate this year’s winners whose commitment and dedication are hugely inspiring.
“I would also like to thank those dealerships for supporting the awards in such large numbers. Engaging and supporting EV dealers will help influence Ireland’s transition to EVs. These new SEAI Dealership Awards provide additional incentives and opportunities to build capacity and competence in the supply chain and help to improve the overall public customer experience.”