BRISTOL Street Motors Nissan Bradford has gained Electric Vehicle Approved status, demonstrating its knowledge and expertise in the electric vehicle market.

The scheme, created by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Energy Saving Trust.

To gain the status, staff have undertaken intensive training.

Nasir Ali, sales executive at Bristol Street Motors Nissan Bradford, who is the on-site EV ambassador, said: “We are very proud to achieve this important accreditation.

“The demand for electric vehicles is growing, and the technology is different from a petrol or diesel car and customers are often uncertain as to what is the best option for them.

"The Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy aims to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. This scheme makes sure that dealerships are prepared for the EV era and equipped with the right knowledge to assist customers."

Sue Robinson, NFDA director, said: “Congratulations to Bristol Street Motors Nissan Bradford on becoming leaders in the electric vehicle field.

“The long-term goal is to gain EVA membership across all EV selling retailers and to build trust between them and their customers. The EVA accreditation will give consumers the confidence that they are dealing with electric vehicle experts.”