It really concerns me that every dealer I talk to knows next to nothing about these cars. Whether I speak to Nissan dealers, Mitsubishi dealers, Citroen dealers or Peugeot dealers (all four makes are bringing electric cars out in the next few months), none of the dealers know anything. More worryingly, when you do start asking questions, several of them start making up answers on the fly. I can spot that, but your average car buyer won't know.
Here in the UK, I did a presentation to the Institute of the Motor Industry a few months back, and there is a real interest in learning more, but dealers don't know where to turn. Now from a selfish viewpoint, that's great because it means more sales for my book
but in all seriousness, the manufacturers have a big job to do in educating their dealer networks and I'm not entirely convinced that any of them have started doing that yet.