Mackie Motors are now EV Approved

Mackie Motors has achieved 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.

Following the success of EVA’s first year, which saw over one hundred dealers obtain accredited status, the Government has renewed its co-sponsorship of the scheme.

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.

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.

  • To gain the accreditation, our staff have undertaken intensive training.
  • All colleagues must also show a solid understanding of all electric and hybrid model variants.
  • Aftersales and technical staff have also received comprehensive training.
  • Areas where our staff have 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 etc.

Graeme Russo – MG Sales Manager at Mackie Motors Brechin, said: “I am proud of our achievement in becoming EV Approved. We have demonstrated our commitment to the local community by investing in multiple charging points and staff training and upgrading our showroom.”

George Ross – Nissan Sales Manager at Mackie Motors Arbroath, commented: “We are delighted here at Mackie Motors Arbroath to receive our EVA accreditation. Our staff worked incredibly hard to deliver this result.”

Ken Browne – Mackie Motors Dealer Principal, added: “We are delighted to receive the news that we are now EVA accredited. The EV Approval is just a small step in our commitment towards becoming fully sustainable.” He added: “Our loyal customers can rest assured that at Mackie Motors they will receive the best advice and support when buying an electric vehicle.”

Raymond Amileke – Assistant Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust, commented: “I’m delighted to confirm our recommendation for Mackie Motors to be awarded Electric Vehicle Approved status. Congratulations to Graeme Russo and George Ross for all of their hard work and to all at Mackie Motors.”

To find out more about our Electric Vehicle Approved accreditation, please visit Mackie Motors website or speak to a member of our team on 01356 624511.

EV Models at Mackie Motors

As an established dealership pioneering the move to electric motoring, we offer a wide range of modern, stylish and powerful electric vehicles with advanced technology, impressive safety and plenty of get-up-and-go.

Key benefits include:

Go electric and enjoy a wealth of environment, financial and performance benefits.

  • Cost-effective- did you know that for an annual mileage of around 10,000 miles, switching to an EV could save you around £800 in fuel costs!
  • Efficient
  • Improved performance
  • Rapid charging
  • Soon to be cheaper to buy or leas

Interested in an EV car? Get in touch today.

Brechin Sales: 01356 624511
Arbroath Sales: 01241 439300

Brechin Service: 01356 624511
Arbroath Service: 01241 439300