After months of work behind the scenes we are delighted to finally be able to announce that today sees NIEVO complete its transition to EVANI (Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland). This new not-for-profit community interest company will represent EV drivers here and promote their interests.
A huge thanks to all the members of our Facebook group and our Twitter followers for their support. We will continue to engage with stakeholders and work hard on their behalf to improve the public charger network.
Read the full press release below.
A group of EV drivers from Northern Ireland have just formed a new Community Interest Company to help promote electric vehicles here and strengthen their lobbying efforts for an improved public charging network.
The organisation was originally formed in 2016 and has now completed the transition to the Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland (EVA NI).
The not-for-profit company’s aims are two-fold. Firstly to REPRESENT the interests of electric vehicle users in Northern Ireland by being a collective voice, working with stakeholders to highlight the specific issues around ownership and use of EVs and their infrastructure.
Secondly they will PROMOTE electric vehicle use in Northern Ireland by increasing public awareness of the advantages of owning and driving EVs and the benefits of their use to the environment and society.
EVANI Director Mark McCall said:
With EV numbers set to grow from 4,000 to 400,000 here in the next decade, we are delighted to launch our new website today at www.EVANI.uk – It is packed with information for new EV drivers as well as those considering the switch
EVANI Director Rónán Davison-Kernan added:
Our recent survey showed that EV drivers’ number one issue here is the public charging network and improving it will continue to be one of the central pillars of our lobbying strategy.
The group has already engaged with many stakeholders including the DfI Minister Nichola Mallon as well as the Utility Regulator, NIE Networks, ESB, charge providers and MLAs.
A membership programme will be launched in the coming weeks which will offer the public a chance to get more involved as well as take advantage of a variety of benefits and events, plus an opportunity to shape policy at the company’s AGM.
The board wishes to thank Mark Stockdale of A&L Goodbody Solicitors for his help and gratefully acknowledge the assistance of EVA Scotland, EVA England as well as their counterparts in Wales and Ireland.
For more information please contact:
028 95 811 884
A subtle re-branding keeps things recognisable as the NIEVO logo is reworked for the new organisation EVANI.