Article By John Redfern

Vauxhall dealer to offer electric courtesy cars

The Eden Motor Group of Vauxhall dealers will use the Corsa-E as a courtesy car to increase EV awareness.

A Vauxhall dealership has novel plans to encourage customers to test-drive electric vehicles.

The Eden Motor Group is replacing its fleet of courtesy cars with the all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-E.

It hopes that first-hand experience of driving an EV will help dispel myths and apprehensions about switching to electric power.

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When booking their existing Vauxhall in for servicing or repairs, customers will be given the chance to take home a Corsa-E.

Cars will leave the dealership fully charged, giving them a range of up to 209 miles.

Drivers will be encouraged to test out the various modes in the Corsa-E, including Sport Mode. Alternatively, engaging B-Mode allows drivers to understand how regenerative braking can boost battery range.

Eden Motor Group’s aim is to let drivers see how easily an electric car can adapt to their lifestyle.

The decision to offer the Corsa-E as a courtesy car comes after a recent wave of interest in electric cars.

James Kurd, Eden’s operations director, explains: “We’ve seen a huge surge of interest in electric cars over recent months, especially since the recent petrol station shortages, which have made customers think more about making the switch.

“This initiative allows our customers to sample an electric car completely free of charge, which will help them decide whether or not an EV is the correct choice for them in a complete no-pressure environment. It will also help us reduce the exhaust emissions of our courtesy car fleet across our Vauxhall network to zero.”

Electric Corsa-E courtesy cars will be available from Eden’s Vauxhall dealerships in Banbury, Bracknell, Branksome, Camberley, Christchurch, Exeter, Fareham, Honiton, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Swindon and Torbay.

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