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    bobcat
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    Half of car dealers have yet to sell an EV, report reveals

    A new study has found that half of car dealers have yet to sell an electric car, with many feeling unprepared to supply such models to their customers. As part of Auto Trader’s ongoing ‘Road to 2030’ study, the brand surveyed dealers on their readiness for an electric future. Out of the 341 firms that responded to the survey, 50.4 per cent had never sold an electric car, while 51.6 per cent said they felt ‘unprepared’ and ‘not strategically ready’ to respond to the surging demand for electric cars. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that 115,249 electric cars were registered in the UK in the first six months of 2022, accounting for 14.4 per cent of all sales, and representing a sharp 56 per cent increase in registrations over the same period in 2021. By 2030, Auto Trader predicts there will be nine million electric cars on the road, which will make up half of all models aged between three and five years old. Under government proposals, in 2030 all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned, though new hybrid vehicles will be able to stay on sale until 2035.

    There’s a big disparity between franchised and independent dealers when it comes to EV preparedness, with only 14.3 per cent of franchised retailers having not sold an electric car, compared to 59.6 per cent of independents. Of those that have never sold an EV, only 4.7 per cent said they intend to start selling electric cars in the next 12 months, with a staggering 22.5 per cent saying they have no plans to sell EVs at all.

    Sales of electric vehicles are not as high as they could be due to poor practice at car dealerships across Europe, a new study has revealed. Because most consumers do not have pre-existing knowledge of electric vehicles, car dealership experiences can strongly influence purchasing decisions, researchers from the University of Sussex and the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, found.



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    #190377

    Nateodog
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    I think il call bs on that article

    Not selling  well , no cars are selling well, go to any dealer and try to buy a car it’s a freaking  nightmare.

     

    We have just bought an EV



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    #190379

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    It’s all down to the global chip shortage



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    #190386

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    Ahh, that’s how EV’s work, you plug them into potatoes.

    #190402

    Nateodog
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    Yep but this global shortage started before this Ukrainian war



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    #190468

    Pauly Paul
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    Well bigdave the Delorean ran on all sorts of garbage in BACK TO THE FUTURE II , so yes potatoes would probably work . 🤣🤣🤣🤣👍

    #190474

    DaveRS3
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    15 month waiting list on the skoda Enyaq, 9 to 12 months on all of the VW electrics and Ford are quoting 6 to 12 months dependant on model.

    The reason why they aren’t selling is because the cars don’t exist to sell and not everyone has the budget for a Tesla who can supply most models within 3 months (The really fast Model S is 12 months).

    #190482

    9designs
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    OEMS are prioritising the best sellers, Puma and Kuga,  new defender for JLR, to use the limited supply of semi conductors they can obtain.
    Tesla saw it coming and pre bought massive stock and supply contracts.

    Apparently could be a couple of years before things improve.



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    #190487

    Nateodog
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    Kuga has been pulled from Sale now as of week before last



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