Furrows Kia Shrewsbury receives Electric Vehicle Accreditation

Furrows Kia Shrewsbury 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.

Antony Frost, Dealer Principal at Furrows of Shrewsbury, said “We are delighted to receive our EVA accreditation for the Kia franchise here at Shrewsbury. The team put in a lot of time and effort throughout the audit process and it's great to see that the hard work has paid off. Customers can be reassured that at Furrows Kia Shrewsbury they will receive the best advice and support when buying an electric vehicle. Well done team Shrewsbury!”

Like the team at Furrows Ford Telford, to gain the accreditation, Furrows of Shrewsbury staff have undertaken intensive training and all colleagues must show a sold understanding of all electric and hybrid model variants. Well done to all staff at Furrows Kia Shrewsbury!