EVA names first CEO

Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has appointed James Court as its first chief executive.

He worked in the Cabinet Office on the UK’s COP26 transport policy and helped build the Climate Group’s UK Electric Fleets Coalition (UKEFC), representing the UK’s biggest fleet owners.

Before that he led work with EV charging companies and manufacturers as director of policy and communications at the renewables trade body, the Renewable Energy Association.

EVA England’s chair Bridget Phelps said: “James is a passionate advocate for electric vehicles and brings over 15 years of experience working in the environmental, energy and transport worlds. He will be developing our services to our members and working with them to bring their voice to EV policy making and the fast adoption of zero emission vehicles.”

Court said: “There has been a quiet revolution happening on British roads in the past five years, with over 400,000 EVs now registered, as drivers recognise the convenience and low running costs of electric vehicles. I couldn’t be joining EVA England at a more exciting time, as EV ownership moves into the mainstream and EVs become the obvious choice for people’s next car purchase.

“I’m looking forward to increasing the membership benefits, giving exclusive offers and cost savings, and becoming an indispensable resource to EVA England members.