The G-Wiz in the UK
Green Automotive Company announced that its UK subsidiary Liberty Electric Cars launched in France a program called “E-Care” for the support of all types of electric vehicles. In the UK, Liberty's aftermarket care of electric vehicles has been in place since 2011.
The target for E-Care are vehicles that are out of production and/or manufacturers who are out of bussiness. Initially, it was just for Modec electric trucks, then for G-Wiz, Ford Transit E-Connect, Citroen EV1, etc.
"Based around a combination of mobile technicians and back to base intervention, the E-Care team can repair almost any make of electric vehicle. Their work includes the refurbishment of EV batteries, which can extend the working life of the car, van or truck without incurring the cost of battery replacement."
First to join the E-Care program in France is Deret Transporteur, a French transport and logistics company, which has a fleet of 52 Modec electric trucks. The service deal is for two years. According to the press release, there are other Modec owners that already signed up.
Simon Hedley, who heads the E-Care program stated:
“Since introducing E-Care, we’ve had a number of inquiries 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”
Ian Hobday, CEO of Green Automotive, commented:
“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 program 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.”