South of England’s Eden Motor Group has come up with a great way to combat customers’ concerns over EVs, by replacing its entire Vauxhall courtesy car fleet with EVs for all of its 13 Vauxhall dealerships.
As a way to drive up EV awareness and usability to a loyal customer base it is a winner.
Customers taking their cars for servicing at Eden Vauxhall dealerships in Banbury, Bracknell, Branksome, Camberley, Christchurch, Exeter, Fareham, Honiton, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Swindon or Torbay will be offered a new Corsa-E as a courtesy car when their own vehicle is in for servicing or repairs.
Customers will be allowed to take the Corsa-E home while their own Vauxhall (or other model) is in for servicing or repairs, with the vehicle fully charged when it leaves the dealership to give it a range of 209 miles between charges.
Eden’s Operations Director, James Kurd, said: “We’ve seen a huge surge of interest in electric cars over recent months, especially since the recent petrol station shortages, which have made customers think more about making the switch.
“At Eden Motor Group, we want to support our loyal customers in choosing the right car for them, and this initiative allows them to sample an electric car completely free of charge, which will help them decide whether or not an EV is the correct choice for them in a complete no-pressure environment. It will also help us reduce the exhaust emissions of our courtesy car fleet across our Vauxhall network to zero.”