Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England, set up to offer a voice, services and representation to current and prospective EV drivers, has opened to members.
The non-profit organisation, established in June 2020, aims to provide reliable information about EVs and smart charging, as well as promoting their environmental benefits.
Membership is open to current, new and prospective drivers of EVs and costs £20 a year.
It includes a membership pack, a charging etiquette guide, access to further guides and support as well as £50 off any electric car home charger on the Rightcharge website.
As both membership and demand grows, members will also have access to specially organised events, and discounted services and products.
EVA England recently issued a survey through its social media networks on the UK Government Consumer Experience of Public Charging Consultation, with the aim of ensuring that EV charging infrastructure is widespread, reliable, safe and user-friendly, across all driver groups.
More than 1,000 EV drivers have responded, and the survey will close at midnight on 19 March.
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.”