February 28, 2024

Fitzpatrick's Garages Wins Again at the 2024 ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Awards

23 county winners were announced last month, and a regional winner was announced for each of the four provinces at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards dinner on Thursday, February 22nd.

  • 134 car dealerships from 23 counties participated in the third annual EV Dealership Awards, up from 124 dealerships last year.

  • One award was issued per county for highest ranked dealership.

  • The four regional winners received their awards at the Irish Motor Industry Awards dinner on February 22, 2024.

  • The national winner will be announced at the SEAI Energy Show in the RDS on March 20, 2024.

Zero Vehicles Emissions Ireland (ZEVI), an office within the Department of Transport, and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), together, have announced Fitpatrick's Garages Kildare as the Leinster regional winners of the 2024 ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year Awards. Now in their third year, these awards recognise and reward excellence in the promotion and sale of electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland.

The other regional winners are:

  • Fermoy Nissan in Cork for Munster,

  • Western Motors Ltd in Galway for Connaught,

  • Connolly's Volkswagen Letterkenny for Ulster

These dealerships were selected from the shortlist of county award winners, and were evaluated on several criteria, including showroom visibility of EVs, salesperson knowledge of EVs, sales approach, EV training, sales trends, and website presentation.

Declan Meally, Director of Business, Public Sector and Transport with SEAI commented:

“On behalf of SEAI, I would like to congratulate all the regional winners on their success in this year’s EV Dealership of the Year Awards. There is a 74% reduction in transport costs when you drive an EV, compared to a comparable new diesel engine car and it is the dealers who are helping us to communicate this message to their customers, which is evidenced by the year-on-year growth in EV sales. It is amazing to see EV dealers embracing these awards in such large numbers and we are proud to reward their success and wish them luck in the next stage of the competition.”

Brian Cooke Director General Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI)

“SIMI is delighted again to host the ZEVI EV Dealership of the Year regional awards, which have become a highlight of our annual SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards. The ZEVI EV awards acknowledge the significant role car dealerships are playing in helping drivers make the switch to electric. As the motor industry evolves in line with decarbonising targets, SIMI and our members are committed to helping consumers make informed motoring choices when it comes to protecting the environment.”

The regional winners will be considered for the overall national award, to be announced at SEAI’s Energy Show in the RDS on March 20, 2024.