From the automobile sector they highlight that workshops are gradually being adapted, together with the implantation of electric cars. "The forecast for the next few years is growth parallel to implantation of this kind of vehicle, which registers double digit growth each year" – Lorenzo Vidal de la Peña, CEO of Ganvam, the Spanish Association of Motor Vehicle Sellers.
At the moment, repairs of electric vehicles are focused on workshops of the brands themselves and the major chains. The small ones have not yet adapted because "demand is still low and because most electric cars belong to corporate fleets which already have agreements to perform maintenance", opines José Manuel López Montoya, commercial director of MSI Market Intelligence Systems.
70% less breakdowns
The White Paper on Post-sale of Automobiles in Spain 2017 by AfterMarket Club points out one of the major advantages of electric cars to the user, which in turn entails a challenge for workshops: less breakdowns. "Repairs of electromechanics, mechanics and maintenance will come down by 70%", highlights the report.
Nonetheless, in the opinion of López-Montoya, the bursting on the scene of electric cars does not have to mean a downfall for the post-sale sector. "Quite simply, we will have to know how to position ourselves", he highlights after recalling that, for example, there will be no substantial changes in invoicing for paintwork.