The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has opened to membership, providing a range of benefits and the opportunity for EV drivers to have their voices heard.
It has been set up to offer a voice to both current and prospective EV drivers in England, with the aim of providing up to date, reliable information about EVs and smart charging, as well as promoting the health and environmental benefits of electric vehicles. The body, set up as a non-profit organisation, was launched in summer 2020.
EVA England members will receive a membership pack, a charging etiquette guide, as well as access to further guides and support. As both membership and demand grows, members will also have access to specially organised events and a variety of discounted services and products. The association also offers general information, guides and products to assist EV drivers, and is providing a special launch deal of £50 off any EV home charger on the Rightcharge website.
Members will also have the option of participating in surveys that aim to better inform on the big issues for EV drivers in England, which in turn will help shape EVA England’s activities. Building on its first survey on government policy in July 2020, EVA England has issued a survey t on the UK Government Consumer Experience of Public Charging Consultation. More than 1,000 EV drivers have responded, and the survey will close at midnight on Friday 19 March with the association sharing the results after that point.
Gill Nowell, a director at EVA England, said: “With numbers of electric cars steadily increasing despite the economic challenges of lockdown, and the 2030 phase out date for all new sales of petrol and diesel cars fresh in people’s minds, EVA England acts as a support mechanism for both current and prospective electric car drivers.
“We launched our new website in February and have been delighted by the number of membership enquiries already received from drivers who are keen to join the EVA England community.”