Thanks Kevin, I think this debate has come back to the discussions we were having several months ago - about 'representation and participation'. As you will recall, I have been a strong advocated engaging with OLEV and SMMT, but my initiatives were countered by the emergence of EVDA as the owner/drivers focal point/ mouthpiece. However, Call-for-Evidence apart, I see no initiative coming from that body??... It's difficult to get any specific figures out of OLEV but if you're interested a FOI request or letter from your MP might obtain more details
I could list quite a few issues that could/should be tabled - starting with several concerns over the design and specification of the infrastructure.
From the point of view of EV Matters, I will step up - if doors are opening; however, I know that any preemptive move will be shot down in fora such as Speak EV (worse still on Leaf Talk)!
If I'm honest I think the whole private car BEV initiative is faltering and OLEV may well scale it back and focus on commercial vehicles and alternative technologies, such as Hydrogen.
There may just be a sequel to "Who Killed the Electric Car"!