Are you looking for Electric Vehicle repairs?

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Rob Marshall

Are you looking for Electric Vehicle repairs?

Electric Vehicle (EV) sales may be growing but they still represent well under 1% of the total population of registered vehicles on UK roads. While it is certain that this figure will rise, many independent garages make the business decision to postpone investment in technician training and the appropriate tools, simply because insufficient EVs are on the road. However, an increasing number of workshops are making the investment – but where are they?

 

With a recent YouGov poll revealing that 84% of drivers would not know where to go locally for EV servicing, with one in ten being unfamiliar about how the servicing requirements differ from a combustion-engined car, the public also seems to be in the dark.

 

To help out, the Motor Ombudsman, which commissioned the survey, concluded garages that can service and repair EVs need to be more proactive in promoting themselves. As a result, a new facility has been provided on the Motor Ombudsman’s garage finder that allows drivers to identify local, accredited businesses that can both service and repair electric vehicles. It can be found at: www.TheMotorOmbudsman.org/Garage-Finder and click on the bottom option on the purple panel. We must emphasise that this is not a definitive list and that new garages are being added continually.