The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has announced that James Court will be its first Chief Executive Officer. The EVA is a membership organisation supporting existing, new and prospective electric vehicle (EV) drivers in England.
EVA England was established in June 2020 and is a non-profit community interest company founded by passionate EV drivers inspired by the benefits of electric driving and concerned by the health and climate impacts of the use of petrol and diesel cars and vans.
Court previously worked in the Cabinet Office on the UK’s COP26 transport policy and helped build the Climate Group’s UK Electric Fleets Coalition (UKEFC), which represents the UK’s biggest fleet owners. Partners include BT Group, LeasePlan, Lex Autolease, Openreach and Royal Mail.
Before this Court led work with electric vehicle charging companies and manufacturers as Director of Policy and Communications at the renewables trade body the Renewable Energy Association.
Bridget Phelps, EVA England’s chair, said: “James is a passionate advocate for electric vehicles and brings over 15 years of experience working in the environmental, energy and transport worlds.
“He will be developing our services to our members and working with them to bring their voice to EV policy making and the fast adoption of zero emission vehicles.”
James Court EVA England CEO, said: “There has been a quiet revolution happening on British roads in the past five years, with over 400,000 EVs now registered, as drivers recognise the convenience and low running costs of electric vehicles.
“I couldn’t be joining EVA England at a more exciting time, as EV ownership moves into the mainstream and EVs become the obvious choice for people’s next car purchase.
“I’m looking forward to increasing the membership benefits, giving exclusive offers and cost savings, and becoming an indispensable resource to EVA England members.
“EVA England will continue growing as a passionate voice in the media and to government, pushing for better infrastructure, larger vehicle choice and ultimately cleaner and healthier streets.”