EV drivers asked for views on charging points


The Electric Vehicle Association England has launched a driver survey on public charging, which will be used to shape its response to the current Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) consultation.

EVA England says its survey, which will run for three weeks until 15 March, should take no more than 10 minutes and the feedback will be anonymised and analysed.

As part of its consultation which runs until 10 April, OZEV is asking for feedback on ways to improve the experience for EV drivers at public charge points.

The organisation says the aim is to ensure reliable charge points are easy to find and payments for charging are streamlined.

It is also seeking views on other important charging-related issues, such as weatherproofing, signage, lighting and accessibility.

EVA England was established in June 2020 to offer a voice to current and prospective electric vehicle drivers in England.

It offers services and representation to EV drivers and will be launching to members next month.

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 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’?”,


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