Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England launches drivers’ survey to improve confidence in the electric car public charging experience

EVA England, who are a consumer association offering a voice for electric vehicle drivers in England, wants to hear the views of electric cars drivers about their experiences of using public charging points. If you’re an electric vehicle driver you can let EVA England know what you think about public charging and other electric car-related issues by completing their survey.

The UK Government has issued several proposals to ensure electric car drivers feel more confident in using the public charging network. The proposals aim to ensure reliable charging points are easy to find and payments for charging are streamlined. They are also seeking views on other important charging-related issues, such as weatherproofing, signage, lighting and accessibility. More information on the full consultation can be found on the Government’s website.

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EVA England welcomes the Government’s call for responses and sees it as a continued commitment to achieving the best possible electric vehicle charging infrastructure in advance of the 2030 phase-out date for sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans. EVA England wants to ensure that the voice of current electric car drivers is heard and is encouraging drivers to respond to its survey.

The association sees this consultation as critical to improving user confidence in the public charging network. Responses will be anonymised, analysed and used to feed into EVA England’s response to the Government’s consultation. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes.

EVA England’s online survey, launched today, will run for three weeks until 15 March 2021.

Gill Nowell, director of EVA England, said: “A mass market for electric cars and vans is just around the corner and if we don’t address a host of basic issues for drivers now, we won’t get consumer buy-in for this historic transition. We strongly support this consultation and are running this survey to provide evidence for the Government on where it needs to intervene and how.

“We encourage all current electric vehicle drivers to take our survey, including those with battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. This is an important opportunity for electric vehicle drivers to have their voice heard on topics close to their heart, namely ‘can I find a charger, can I easily pay, and does it work’?”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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