The move towards electric and sustainable vehicles continues to gather pace within the Irish market. This can be seen with the current statistics on electric and hybrid vehicle sales. Year-on-year has seen significant growth, with purchases growing by 103% (35,014 in 2021 vs 17,182 in 2020). This growth has meant that car dealerships have had to change and adapt to a market that has substantially changed with the pandemic tuning the market on its head. Information on SEAI grants, home chargers, energy tariffs and installer recommendations are some of the key questions that consumers now ask, and the dealership needs to answer.
The increasing requirement for all participants means that relationships between automotive and charger manufacturers, energy providers, dealerships and even the customer need to be seamless to ensure and efficient and positive buying journey when they make that switch to an electric or plug-in vehicle.
That’s why Peugeot Ireland has taken a huge step in providing customers with a full EV solution by announcing their Partnership with AffinityEV. Bringing the world’s first EV Energy & Charging platform to the Peugeot Dealer Network & their customers, this move highlights Peugeot Irelands dedication to both the EV market and the EV customer. The software provided by AffinityEV facilitates the full customer journey when buying an EV vehicle with the supply of an approved home charger with installation by an approved engineer, analysis of the customers home & EV energy highlighting potential cost savings. Analysis of their energy provider and initiating a switch (if required) and application for the SEAI Home Charger grant.
Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, said: “By partnering with AffinityEV, PEUGEOT dealerships can now offer their customers a simple and hassle-free way to arrange a full 360 EV Charging Solution. We are thrilled to be at the cutting edge of this automotive revolution by offering such a unique service through our dealer network”.
Raj Lyons Chohan, CEO of AffinityEV commented: “We are extremely proud to partner up with PEUGEOT Ireland to offer motorists a streamlined EV purchase. Eventually, every home in Ireland will have a home charging solution, we need to gear up for this change now and ensure that the process is as easy as possible. Peugeot Ireland customers can be assured that all their home charging needs will all be taken care of by their local PEUGEOT dealer using the AffinityEV platform. This collaboration is an exciting one for the AffinityEV team, dealers and consumers alike, and we look forward to helping the Irish public make a seamless move to electric.
The transition to a zero-carbon emission vehicle is made all that easier with the Peugeot range of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Talk to the Gowan Motors team today to learn more about the Peugeot EV range, including the all-new e-208 and e-2008, available now for 221 orders.