EVs: Reasons Why They are Coming to your Dealership Soon!

by Kristine on January 20, 2023


If you're a car dealer, you need to start thinking about electric vehicles now. The impact will be major and it won't come without warning. Yes, the auto industry will be changed forever. To understand this you must first understand how quickly things are moving in the EV industry and what's really driving the future of EVs. Here are compelling reasons why you should think about EVs now. The future of your dealership depends on it.

The world is transitioning to electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are coming and they're going to revolutionize the way we think about transportation. As more people buy them, there will be more demand for service and parts for these vehicles, which means that dealerships that have not prepared for the shift will find themselves losing money when this new generation of customers comes knocking on their door.

So how can you prepare? Here are 5 things you should do now:

  1. Get educated on electric vehicles (EVs). Learn about what makes them different from traditional combustion engines (ICEs) and how they work so that you can offer your customers better information when they come in asking questions about how their EV will perform in different weather conditions or how long it takes to charge up overnight.
  2. Make sure you have a plan in place to deal with any issues that come up related to EVs. These vehicles are still relatively new, so there could be some bugs in the system that you need to address quickly and efficiently.
  3. Make sure that you always have the latest information on new and upcoming EVs, as well as how they differ from those already on the market.
  4. Stay up-to-date on all state and federal regulations related to EVs; these laws will change frequently over time, so it’s important that you stay in touch with industry experts who can help you stay compliant.
  5. Make sure the rest of your staff is knowledgeable about EVs as well. This will help them to provide better service for customers and ensure that they are selling the vehicles in a way that aligns with what customers want out of their EV ownership experience.

It's not just a trend, it's a necessity.

The future of cars is electric. In fact, it's not just a trend, it's a necessity: It is predicted that there will be more electric cars on the road than gasoline-powered ones. If you're a dealer, you need to prepare for this change now!

The good news is that EVs are easier to sell than ever before. They're cheaper and more reliable than they used to be (thanks to better battery technology) and they can handle most weather conditions without any issues whatsoever. You can even charge them faster now using fast charging stations or even at home with an overnight charge!

But if you don't have the right tools in place when your customers come looking for an EV, you might lose their business forever—and that could cost you dearly in terms of lost revenue. So what do you need?

  1. You'll want to start with a strong presence online—but not just any online presence: one that makes it easy for your customers to find exactly what they're looking for! That means having all of your inventory on hand at all times.
  2. You'll also want to make sure that your inventory is clearly displayed and easy to browse through. That way, people can find exactly what they're looking for without having to go through a lot of hassle (and without having to turn around and go somewhere else).
  3. You'll also want to have a website that's easy for customers to navigate and find what they're looking for. It should include all the information about your products, including the price, features, and specifications. You don't want people having to dig through a ton of text or scour through multiple pages just to find what they need! Because there are so many options out there today—and because people are constantly comparing prices before making a purchase—it's crucial that you make it as easy as possible for potential customers
  4. Finally, you should have a way for people to contact you with questions or concerns about their order. You should also have a strong online presence, including an active social media presence. But that's not all: You'll want to make sure that you're advertising on the right platforms—and using the right language in your ads.

CONVENIENCE is the name of the game.

The arrival of electric vehicles is upon us and if you're going to be selling these cars, you need to be prepared for what that means for your dealership.

Here are 5 reasons why electric vehicles are going to be good for you and your customers:

  1. Electric vehicles are more convenient for people who live in cities and prefer not to drive a gas-powered vehicle due to the cost and hassle of refueling it. With an EV, they can charge their car at home—no matter where they live—and never have to worry about gas stations again!
  2. EVs have lower maintenance costs than traditional gas-powered vehicles because they have fewer moving parts and don't require regular oil changes or tune-ups; this means that dealerships who sell them will be able to make less money on service work and parts sales over time.
  3. EVs are better for the environment because they don't release carbon emissions into the atmosphere like traditional gas-powered cars do. Since EVs don't release any harmful chemicals into the air, they can help reduce pollution and improve air quality in cities.
  4. The electric motors in EVs are also much quieter than traditional gas-powered cars, which means that they can help reduce noise pollution in cities.

While electric vehicles (EVs) are still a small part of the automotive market, they are growing fast and are expected to continue to do so. If you're not ready for this shift in consumer demand for electric cars, your competition will be—and that will put you at a disadvantage. To keep up with the times, dealers need to embrace EVs now so they can get ahead of their competitors later on down the road when this trend finally reaches its peak.

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Embrace the change

There are endless possibilities out there for you to capitalize on, to share, and use these technologies. Don't be left behind in the wake of a tide of change coming to the automotive industry. You can control your future with these technologies if you follow the advice we've outlined above.

If you take anything from what we have shared with you today, let it be this: electric vehicles are the future. Those who adjust to this digital transformation will prosper. Businesses that fail to adapt will be driven from the market by those who do.

Quickride is here to help you get ready for tomorrow's sustainable transportation solution. We have years of experience helping dealerships with their digital transformation and our experts are ready to work with you to explore how your business can take advantage of new technology. With Quickride at your side, you can count on a long and prosperous future in this new marketplace. The only question is… which side of history will you be on? 

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