Arnold Clark have been shortlisted for the ‘EV Retailer of the Year’ at the Motor Trader Industry Awards 2022, mainly thanks to the investment across all areas of the business to prepare for the shift towards electric vehicles (EV).
Last year, after a £5 million investment, Arnold Clark opened their first Innovation Centre in Glasgow with the aim of educating visitors about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and why they are becoming so important.
There are no sales at the site, which is specifically an innovation, information, and educational centre.
Visitors can also learn about the different types of charging and generous government tax and grants available for those thinking of moving to electric.
They also recently opened a second Innovation Centre in Stafford, England.
This commitment to the EV journey is highlighted through Arnold Clark’s ‘Road to 2030’ strategy, their plan to ensure they meet government requirements while continuing to follow their core value: sell the right car to the right person at the right time.
The Motor Trader Industry Awards are now in their 32nd year and have grown to become the most prestigious and coveted awards in the sector, recognising the highest levels of professionalism and excellence in the industry.
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The experienced team of judges will interview and assess finalists across the UK. They will then report their findings back to a panel of industry professionals who have been tasked with choosing the winners and highly commended entries.
Eddie Hawthorne, Arnold Clark Chief Executive and Group Managing Director, said: ‘It’s a great honour to be nominated for this award. We have made major investments across all areas of the business to prepare us and our customers for the shift towards electric.”
‘The launch of Innovation Centres in Scotland and England have been very well received, and we continue to press ahead with our ‘Road to 2030’ strategy.’