The Electric Vehicle Association England has launched a survey for EV drivers in England to hear about their experiences of using public charging points.
EVA England is interested in finding out what drivers think about public charging and other EV-related issues by completing the survey. The initiative has been launched after the UK Government has issued several proposals to ensure EV drivers feel more confident in using the public charging network.
The proposals aim to ensure that reliable charging points are easy to find and payments for charging are streamlined. They are also seeking views on other important charging-related issues, such as weatherproofing, signage, lighting and accessibility.
EVA wants to make sure that the all-electric revolution is driven forwards by the real needs of the electric vehicles’ owners and that is why it is encouraging drivers to respond to its survey. The association sees this consultation as critical to improving user confidence in the public charging network.
Responses will be anonymised, analysed and used to feed into EVA England’s response to the Government’s consultation. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes.
This is considered a unique opportunity for EV drivers to help the UK government understand how the country can prepare best for the all-electric revolution, according to Gill Nowell, Director of EVA England.
“We strongly support this consultation and are running this survey to provide evidence for the Government on where it needs to intervene and how,” he said. “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’?”
EVA England’s online survey will run for three weeks until 15 March 2021.