Drogheda’s Western Motors Honored as Louth Winner in ZEVI’s EV Dealership Awards

Drogheda’s Western Motors has emerged triumphant as the winner of the ZEVI’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards for Louth. This prestigious recognition is jointly presented by Zero Vehicles Emissions Ireland (ZEVI) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and celebrates excellence in the promotion and sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

With participation from 134 car dealerships across 23 counties, the awards have witnessed a significant increase in engagement compared to the previous year. ZEVI-funded and SEAI-administered, these awards play a pivotal role in raising awareness and enhancing the customer experience of EVs, ultimately driving their adoption in Ireland.

Car dealerships are instrumental in facilitating the transition towards cleaner and more efficient transportation. By encouraging the uptake of EVs, drivers can not only reduce pollution but also enjoy the cost-saving benefits and cutting-edge technology offered by these vehicles.

The participating car dealerships were evaluated through a mystery shopping exercise, which assessed various factors such as the prominence of EVs in the showroom, the knowledge of salespersons regarding EVs, and the overall sales approach. Additional evaluation areas included EV training, sales trends, and the effectiveness of the dealership’s website.

The county winners will now proceed to the regional awards, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) Annual Dinner on February 22, 2024. From the four regional winners, one will be selected as the overall national champion at the SEAI Energy Show in Dublin on March 20-21, 2024.

Declan Meally, the Director of Business, Public Sector and Transport at SEAI, commended all competing dealerships for their exemplary standards. He expressed his appreciation for their dedication in reducing emissions and contributing to a cleaner and more efficient transport future. Meally highlighted the substantial increase not only in EV sales but also in participation in the 2024 awards. The SEAI acknowledges the pivotal role of car dealerships and their staff in driving EV adoption and is delighted to honor excellence in this domain.

With Drogheda’s Western Motors securing the coveted title of Louth’s winner, they have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the electric vehicle movement and providing exceptional service to their customers.

FAQ Section:

1. What is the ZEVI’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards?
The ZEVI’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards is a prestigious recognition jointly presented by Zero Vehicles Emissions Ireland (ZEVI) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). It celebrates excellence in the promotion and sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland.

2. Who won the ZEVI’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards for Louth?
Drogheda’s Western Motors emerged as the winner of the ZEVI’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards for Louth.

3. How many car dealerships participated in the awards?
A total of 134 car dealerships across 23 counties participated in the awards.

4. What is the purpose of the awards?
The purpose of the awards is to raise awareness and enhance the customer experience of EVs in Ireland, ultimately driving their adoption.

5. How were the car dealerships evaluated?
The participating car dealerships were evaluated through a mystery shopping exercise, which assessed factors such as the prominence of EVs in the showroom, knowledge of salespersons regarding EVs, and the overall sales approach. Additional evaluation areas included EV training, sales trends, and the effectiveness of the dealership’s website.

6. What are the upcoming events related to the awards?
The county winners will proceed to the regional awards, which will be unveiled at the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) Annual Dinner on February 22, 2024. From the four regional winners, one will be selected as the overall national champion at the SEAI Energy Show in Dublin on March 20-21, 2024.

7. Who is Declan Meally?
Declan Meally is the Director of Business, Public Sector and Transport at SEAI.

8. How does SEAI appreciate the car dealerships’ role?
SEAI acknowledges the pivotal role of car dealerships and their staff in driving EV adoption and is delighted to honor excellence in this domain.

Definitions:
EVs – Electric Vehicles
ZEVI – Zero Vehicles Emissions Ireland
SEAI – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
SIMI – Society of the Irish Motor Industry

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