Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has launched its new website at https://www.evaengland.org.uk in advance of opening to members in March.
EVA England began operating in June 2020 and was set up to offer a voice to both current and prospective electric vehicle (EV) drivers in England, and the website aims to provide information and support to consumers with EVs or those looking to make the switch. Established and run by a group of dedicated volunteers, EVA England has gone from strength to strength since its inception in summer 2020.
EVA England has achieved significant reach across consumer bodies, industry, Government bodies and its sister EV associations and EV groups in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, and partners in the Global EV Alliance. EVA England has learnt so much and will continue to foster and build upon those and many other partnerships in the coming months and years.
On a practical note, one of EVA England first tangible actions was to survey consumers for their input into the Government’s consultation on the phase out date for new petrol and diesel internal combustion engine vehicles. EVA England recommended 2030 or as soon as possible after 2030 as an achievable date for this, based on the results from over 1,100 survey responses from drivers through help of networks including EV Groups Nexus. EVA England welcomed the Government’s November 2020 announcement about the phase out of new petrol and diesel cars, and has been busy working to build public understanding about this change by sharing stories from EV drivers about their experiences.
EVA England was delighted to attend and present at the launch of the Government’s EV Energy Taskforce in October 2020, and continues to engage with the Taskforce on best mechanisms to promote EVs and smart charging to the general public.
Implementing robust foundations to do the best for its future membership base is a priority for EVA England. The association has been busy working behind the scenes to put in place the right processes and systems to ensure that its members will have a seamless and most of all, valuable, experience as members of EVA England.
EVA England also has an amazing line up of Honorary Members, all passionate about the EV cause – find out who the Honorary Members are on the website.
Listening to what prospective members want from an organisation like EVA England has been key – and EVA England is shaping up its membership benefits package to reflect what consumers have said they want. EVA England’s aim is to open up to paying members in March 2021 and it hopes that those who are already EV drivers and those who are interested in joining this community will sign up.
EVA England is delighted to launch its new look website for anyone with even a passing interest in electric vehicles. More features, news items and blogs, as well as resources, useful links and information will be added regularly. If you’d like to contribute a blog or news item, please let EVA England know.
Building on the success of its first survey on Government policy in July 2020, EVA England will be issuing a survey to all EV and non-EV drivers through social media and partner networks on the forthcoming UK Government Consumer Experience of Public Charging Consultation. More news on that in the coming weeks.
This is a key moment for EV drivers to feed back their views to Government on the current charging network in England, and how the consumer experience can be improved, to enable a really rapid expansion of EVs to 2030 and beyond.
EVA England looks forward to engaging with EV and prospective EV drivers, listening to and acting on needs as it continues to grow, open to members, and expands its offering.