The ongoing shift towards electrified vehicles continues at rapid speed in the Irish market, 2021 combined electric and hybrid sales are up by a significant 103% YOY (35,014 units in 2021 vs 17,182 units in 2020). This brings a major change within the Automotive industry as car dealerships now have to satisfy customers’ needs for home charging units, information on grants such as the €600 SEAI Home Charger Grant, energy tariffs, installer recommendations and much more. As a result, there is an increasing requirement for all stakeholders including Automotive Manufacturers, Dealerships, Energy Providers, Home Charger Manufacturers and Charger Installers to work together to provide a seamless EV or PHEV buying journey for customers.
Today, PEUGEOT Ireland are delighted to announce their partnership with AffinityEV. AffinityEV brings the world’s first EV Energy & Charging platform to the Peugeot Dealer Network & their customers. This exciting software will facilitate the consumer’s purchase of an approved home charger, installation of the charger by an approved engineer, analysis of the customers home & EV energy highlighting any potential cost savings, switch of energy provider (if required) and application for the SEAI Home Charger grant.
Des Cannon, Managing Director at Gowan Distributors, PEUGEOT Importer in Ireland, said: “By partnering with AffinityEV, PEUGEOT dealerships can now offer their customers a simple and hassle-free way to arrange a full 360 EV Charging Solution. We are thrilled to be at the cutting edge of this automotive revolution by offering such a unique service through our dealer network”.
Raj Lyons Chohan, CEO of AffinityEV commented: “We are extremely proud to partner up with PEUGEOT Ireland to offer motorists a streamlined EV purchase. Eventually every home in Ireland will have a home charging solution, we need to gear up for this change now and ensure that the process is as easy as possible. Peugeot Ireland customers can be assured that all their home charging needs will all be taken care of by their local PEUGEOT dealer using the AffinityEV platform. This collaboration is an exciting one for the AffinityEV team, dealers and consumers alike, and we look forward to helping the Irish public make a seamless move to electric.”