Following two extremely successful years and over 200 accredited dealers, NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme has reopened.

The EVA accreditation scheme was developed in 2019 by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to encourage retailers to enhance their expertise in the electric vehicle sector and support consumer confidence.

EVA certifies the efforts and investments that retailers are making in the EV sector to meet the ever-changing consumer demand. It is the only scheme that provides an EV specific accreditation to retailers who meet a set of standards.

There are over 200 EVA accredited retailers across the UK and a number of additional ones on the waiting list for 2021/2022. Following the reopening of the scheme, retailers can now apply to receive their EVA badge of approval.

The scheme is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and Energy Saving Trust. Following two successful years, OZEV has confirmed they will continue to co-fund the scheme.

The EVA status is awarded to individual dealership locations and not to dealer groups. The independent audit is performed by Energy Saving Trust and results in either a pass or referral. NFDA is the awarding body and on receipt of a successful audit report will grant the dealership site EVA status.

Visiting an EVA accredited dealer, consumers can be assured that they will be looked after by retailers with the highest level of expertise in both electric vehicle sales and aftersales.

The EVA standards ensure that consumers will experience a welcoming atmosphere built around the EV culture, impartial advice on switching to an electric vehicle, exceptional levels of product knowledge, EV trained and accredited technicians, on-site chargers, EV courtesy cars and more.

Applications are now open again, if you have any other sites in your group that you would like to become EVA Accredited, please contact EVA@rmif.co.uk