The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has opened to members, providing the opportunity for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to express their views.
The association has been created to provide a voice to current and prospective EV drivers in England, with the aim of providing up-to-date information on EVs and smart charging, as well as promoting the health and environmental benefits of EVs.
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.”
EVA England members will receive a membership pack, a charging guide, as well as access to further guides and support. Members will also have access to specially organised events, and discounted services and products, said the company.
The company said all members can benefit from £50 off any electric car home charger on the Rightcharge website.
Charlie Cook, founder of Rightcharge, said: “Drivers will get access to both our home charge point and EV-friendly energy tariff comparison services. And in addition, we’re very excited to offer a charge point discount to all EVA England members to celebrate the launch, and a special moment in EV history.”
Members will also have the option of participating in surveys that aim to inform on the issues EV drivers in England face, which will help shape EVA England’s activities.
Following the success of its first survey on Government policy in July 2020, EVA England launched a driver charge point survey where it says will use the survey responses to feed back to a Government consultation on the consumer experience of public charging – so far, over 1,000 EV drivers have responded.
The survey will close at midnight on Friday, March 19, 2021.