EVA England launches EV public charging survey

Consumer association EVA England has launched a survey to hear the views of electric vehicle drivers about their experiences of using public charge points.

The survey wants EV drivers to contact EVA England about the public charging and other EV-related issues by completing the survey.

The association has made the move follow the government’s proposals to improve confidence in the public charging network. The proposals aim to ensure reliable charge points are easy to find and payments for charging are streamlined.

EVA England has welcomed the Government’s call for responses and sees it as a continued commitment to achieving the best possible EV charging infrastructure – in advance of the 2030 phase out date for ICE sales.

The association also wants to ensure the voice of current EV drivers is heard and encourages drivers to respond to its survey, it said. Responses will be anonymised, analysed and used to feed into EVA England’s response to the Government’s consultation on the issue.

Gill Nowell, director of EVA England, commented: “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 EV drivers to take our survey, including those with Battery Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids. This is an important opportunity for EV 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’?”

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

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