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SEAI launches first ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the county winners of the first ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards.

The aim of the awards is to recognise and reward excellence in the promotion and sales of electric vehicles (EV) in Ireland. Car dealerships are a vital part of the transition to clean and efficient transport. SEAI wants to recognise and award those dealerships who are working to increase consumers understanding and experience of EVs and their uptake on Irish roads.

There were 116 applications for the SEAI Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards, across 25 counties. 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 EV training, sales trends and the dealership’s website.

The winners are now on the shortlist for the national award. It will be announced at this year’s SEAI Energy Show taking place in the RDS, Dublin on March 30th and 31st.

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.”

Check out all the county winners in this year’s competition:

CavanCavan Autoparc Ltd.
ClareWestern Garages Ltd.
CorkKeary’s BMW & Mini
DonegalInishowen Motors (JMCL) Ltd.
DublinJoe Duffy Volkswagen North Dublin
GalwayWindsor Motor Mall
KerryRandles Bros
KildareFitzpatrick’s Garage
KilkennyBarlo Nissan
LimerickHinchy’s Garage Ltd.
LongfordO’Reilly & Sons
LouthLynn Motors Ltd.
MayoCleary & Sons Ltd.
MeathWindsor Clonee
MonaghanDoran Motors
OffalyTullamore Motors
RoscommonCooney Motors Ltd.
SligoConnolly’s Sligo
TipperaryE Cleary Motors Ltd.
WaterfordTom Murphy Car Sales
WestmeathO’Briens Motor Group
WexfordTrinity Peugeot
WicklowAvon Motors