Liberty Electric Cars rolls out E-Care EV support programme in France
The programme was first launched in the UK in 2011 to cover Modec electric trucks and was quickly expanded to cover other EVs including the G-Wiz, Ford Transit E-Connect, Citroen EV1, I-Moving range and others.
Now the firm says it can repair almost any make of EV using its mobile technicians and back to base intervention. Work includes battery refurbishment to help save replacement costs.
Under the deal with Deret Transporteur, which uses electric vans for inner city deliveries, Liberty Electric Cars will provide back-up for its fleet of 52 Modec Electric Delivery vehicles.
Other Modec users have also signed up, and Simon Hedley, who is heading up the Liberty E-Care programme in France, now expects to roll the programme out to cover other makes and models of electric vehicles.
‘Since introducing E-Care, we’ve had a number of enquiries from other European countries to provide support, including Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands, and it seems our ability to refurbish key EV components like batteries is part of a winning formula across Europe,’ he commented.
Ian Hobday, CEO of Green Automotive, added: ‘This is a first step to rolling out our E-Care program globally, in a demand-led fashion. We do some pretty unique things in the world of EV repair, all of which helps reduce total cost of ownership. I’m sure that if our E-Care programme works in the UK, France and other European countries then it must work globally. We expect to open E-Care in California shortly, leveraging the skills in our Newport Coachworks business, and providing a support structure for the sales of our E-Patriot electric shuttle bus.’