Survey of EV drivers launched to ensure consumer voice is heard


Electric Vehicle Association England has announced a survey of EV drivers in England to hear about their experiences of using public chargepoints.

The Government is looking to ensure EV drivers feel more confident in using the public charging network and is also seeking views on other important charging-related issues, such as weatherproofing, signage, lighting and accessibility.

EVA England wants to ensure that the voice of current EV drivers is heard and is encouraging drivers to respond to its survey.

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.

Gill Nowell, Director of EVA England, commented: “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’?”

EVA England’s online survey will run for three weeks until 15 March 2021.