• Electric Vehicle Association England welcomes the Government’s extension of key EV charging grant schemes 
  • EV drivers welcome the Governments plans to make paying for charging easier and improve the reliability of infrastructure 
  • EVA England will run workshops with and an online survey of EV drivers and workshops with EV drivers to ensure the consumer voice is heard in the consultation 

EVA England, a consumer association offering a voice for electric vehicle drivers in England, supports the UK Government’s announcement to consult on the consumer experience of public EV charging, as well as the extension of crucial grant schemes for home and workplace charging. 

The announcement proposes solutions to several known challenges of current EV drivers’ experiences with public charging infrastructure in England and shows a concrete commitment to consider the consumer voice in EV infrastructure plans and policies going forward. 

EVA England will run an online survey of EV drivers, as well as a series of workshops in March, to better understand electric vehicle drivers’ views on the Consultation’s key themes. Results will be gathered and presented to Government in a Consultation response to ensure the consumer voice is heard. 

Commenting on the consultation announcement Gill Nowell, Director and Media Lead of EVA England, responded:

“Consumers sit at the heart of the electric vehicle revolution in the UK. Electric Vehicle Association England welcomes both the funding boost for charging and the Charging Consultation. Drivers need to know that charging infrastructure is widespread, reliable, safe and user-friendly, across all driver groups. 

The ambition of a 24-hour helpline is exactly what is needed, for example. EVA England will be issuing a survey as a collective means to respond to this critical exercise, as a tangible way of ensuring England’s EV voices are heard.”

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Gill Nowell

Director and Media Lead

About EVA England

EVA England is a consumer organisation that offers a voice for electric vehicle drivers in England. Founded in June 2020, EVA England offers support and representation to EV drivers in England offers unbiased advice to current, new and prospective EV drivers, and aims to grow an empowered community of EV drivers. EVA England is a community interest company registered in England and Wales, company no. 2649115. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.evaengland.org.uk