Garage network gears up to service electric vehicles

Workshops are investing in new skills and technology to keep pace with the growth of electric vehicles

Garage network gears up to service electric vehicles
As electric vehicle development gathers momentum with almost all of the major manufacturers, garages are taking steps to keep pace.

Servicing Stop, the UK’s largest online car servicing provider, asked its network of over 1,500 garages the steps they were taking to embrace electric vehicle servicing and if they were ready for the transition – the overwhelming majority said yes.

The majority of the company’s garage-network said they were preparing for the expected increase in electric vehicles by installing new equipment and introducing new technology; while a large amount said they were already servicing electric cars on a daily basis and already had the facilities to accommodate them.

Despite gearing up for the newer type of car, garages are not expecting a massive influx of electric vehicles in the next 12 months.

The network unanimously said they expect less than five per cent of bookings to be electric in the next 12 months.

Despite garages across the UK welcoming the gradual introduction of electric vehicles, they are unanimously against any proposed ban on fossil fuelled vehicles as this would be detrimental to the car servicing industry as a whole.

CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond, said: “The automotive industry, and the development of electric vehicles in particular, continues to move at an incredible pace.

“While it’s encouraging to see these new developments, it’s important the car servicing sector keeps pace alongside.

“Across the UK, our garages are gearing up in preparation of servicing more electric vehicles than ever before and making sure the cost of servicing electric remains equally affordable.”

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