Today, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Zero Vehicles Emissions Ireland (ZEVI) - a division of the Department of Transport - announced the national winner of the 2023 ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year Award. The annual award recognises outstanding efforts in encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland.
In February, four regional finalists were announced at the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) awards ceremony. These finalists were selected because they demonstrated commitment to providing a best-in-class customer experience.
Joe Mallon Motors from Naas, County Kildare, was named the national winner of the ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year at the SEAI Energy Show in the RDS. A panel chose Joe Mallon Motors for the award based on various criteria, including showroom visibility of EVs, salesperson knowledge of EVs, sales approach, EV training, sales trends and website presentation.
Speaking about the award, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: "This award recognises outstanding achievement in the electric vehicle industry and highlights the importance of investing in sustainable transport. By providing customers with the tools and resources to make informed decisions about purchasing electric vehicles, dealerships are playing a critical role in the transition towards a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system. Congratulations to this year's winner and thank you for your dedication and commitment to promoting sustainable transport."
CEO of SEAI, William Walsh, congratulated all of this year's participants, saying: "The electrification of our transport system is key to meeting Ireland's ambitious climate action targets, with 30 per cent of our private car fleet expected to move to electric by 2030. Dealerships are key partners in this transition, and we recognise those who have gone above and beyond in encouraging EV ownership among new car buyers. In turn, this is helping to create a second-hand EV market. Increasing the amount of EVs on Irish roads means drivers will pollute less, they'll reduce their motoring costs, and they'll benefit from the very latest technology. Congratulations to all participants this year for playing a very important part in Ireland's decarbonisation journey."