The SEAI EV Dealership Awards recognise and reward excellence in the promotion and sales of electric vehicles in Ireland.

National Winner Announced

The national winner for the SEAI EV Dealership of the Year 2022 is Fitzpatrick's Garage Kildare. The dealership were presented with their award at the SEAI Energy Show in the RDS. Congratulations to all of the team in Fitzpatrick's Garage on their win.

County Winners

Thank you to all the dealerships who took part in the first EV Dealerships of the Year. Congratulations to the County winners listed below. Read the press release.

County Dealership
Cavan

Cavan Autoparc Ltd.

Clare

Western Garages Ltd.

Cork

Kearys BMW & Mini

Donegal

Inishowen Motors (JMCL) Ltd.

Dublin

Joe Duffy Volkswagen North Dublin

Galway

Windsor Motor Mall

Kerry

Randles Bros

Kildare

Fitzpatrick's Garage

Kilkenny

Barlo Nissan

Limerick

Hinchy's Garage Ltd.

Longford

O'Reilly & Sons

Louth

Lynn Motors Ltd.

Mayo

Cleary & Sons Ltd.

Meath

Windsor Clonee

Monaghan

Doran Motors

Offaly

Tullamore Motors

Roscommon

Cooney Motors Ltd.

Sligo

Connollys Sligo

Tipperary

E Cleary Motors Ltd.

Waterford

Tom Murphy Car Sales

Westmeath

O'Briens Motor Group

Wexford

Trinity Peugeot

Wicklow

Avon Motors

About the Awards

Car dealerships are a vital part of the transition to clean and efficient transport. SEAI want to recognise and award those dealerships who are working to increase consumers understanding and experience of EVs and their uptake on Irish roads.  

Dealerships are invited to apply to be part of the inaugural SEAI EV Dealership Awards. 

Applications are closed.

Background

SEAI invests a significant proportion of its budget incentivising the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and developing innovative ways to encourage their uptake in Ireland.

We recognise that EV car dealerships and their staff are one set of potential enablers to EV uptake.  Engaging and supporting EV dealers will help influence Ireland's transition to EVs. The new Dealership Awards will provide additional incentives and opportunities to build capacity and competence in the supply chain and improve public customer experience.   

Awards criteria

Dealers will be assessed on the following:

1. Customer experience via a mystery shopper

  • Staff knowledge of EVs
  • EV promotion to customers
  • Prominence of EVs in the dealership both online and in the showroom

2. Level of staff training on EVs

  • Number of staff trained
  • Depth of training

3. Percentage increase of EV sales over the past 2 years

Judging process

County Winners

  • Phase one will inclulde selecting a winning dealership in each county ​
  • County winners will receive a wall mounted plaque and certificate. SEAI will also help them to promote their win in the local media 
  • County winners will be announced in February / March 2022

Overall National Winner

  • We will evaluate each county winner and select the overall national winner
  • The national winner will receive a wall mounted plaque and certificate along with assistance from SEAI to promote their win and dealership in local and national media
  • The national winner will also be featured in a national automotive magazine  

The National Winner will be announced at the SEAI Energy Show in March 2022. 

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

The judging process will include:

  • Desk review of your website
  • Review of sales
  • Review of training provided to all staff
  • Mystery shopper who will evaluate the customer experience

For all queries please contact evgrantscheme@seai.ie 

Contact us

For all queries about the Awards, please email evgrantscheme@seai.ie