E-mobility CONFERENCE, london

Accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and the
transition to a sustainable, clean, low-carbon economy

The Building Centre // London
25th April 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Organised by: Global EVRT


09:00 - 09.20: opening keynote

The barriers, enablers and consequent opportunities in the clean transportation market: what’s needed from a market design point of view?

  • John Polak, Professor of Transport Demand and Head of the Centre for Transport, Imperial College London

9:20 - 10:00: The Future of Clean Transportation in London

Panel discussion with experts
This opening session will kick start discussion on the global challenge presented by worsening air quality across cities today as a driver for innovation in the transportation sector. Experts from policy, business, civil society and government will identify the pressures and drivers eroding the quality of air, assess the impact of current pollution levels and evaluate potential solutions for progress towards cleaner and livable cities. London’s innovation in this space will be shown as a case study.

  • Leon Daniels, Managing Director Surface Transport, Transport for London
  • Natasha Robinson, Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles
  • Simon Birkett, CEO, Clean Air London
  • Samantha Heath, CEO, London Sustainability Exchange

10:00 - 10.30: fireSide chat

The power of sport to accelerate sustainable living

Panel discussion
Sport is universal, connecting millions of fans through physical and digital platforms across the globe and inspire generations of aspiring athletes and supporters. This session looks at the potential for sport to drive forward the sustainability agenda and asks if sport has the power to take sustainability into the mainstream and enable an environmentally aware global citizen.

  • Alejandro Agag, CEO, Formula E
  • Robert Llewellyn, TV Journalist, FullyCharged

10:30 - 11:00: networking and technology ShowcaSe

11:00 - 12:00: The Transport and Mobility Revolution: from asset ownership to service provision

Expert diScuSSion

The transport and mobility sector is undergoing a revolution. Car sharing applications and driverless vehicle technology is radically shifting consumer perceptions of mobility from traditional asset ownership towards transport as a service. As our global population soars to 10 billion by 2050 with 80% of us living in cities the consumer is increasingly concerned with buying a car that ticks the clean, green and affordable boxes. Through a mix of speakers and discussion this session will discuss how realistic these futuristic visions are, how manufacturers are adapting to these changes, where the innovation is happening and how scalable these solutions are.

Panel Discussion

- How a car sharing service can revolutionise city transport: but how transformational and scalable is this change?

- Pipeline technology and driverless cars: What are the expected timelines and developments and what will this mean for
   the rest of us?

- What are the drivers and pressures in the new era of mobility and how can we harness them to ensure the future of
   transport is clean and sustainable?

  • Joseph Seal-Driver, Director UK, Drive Now
  • Chris Gubbey, CEO, London Taxi Company
  • Matteo de Renzi, CEO, Western Europe, Gett
  • Alan Clarke, Public Policy Associate, Uber

12:00 - 13:15: lunch break and networking

13:15 - 14:00: EconomicS of electric vehicleS

13:15- 13:30 - Developments in the European EV industry: what are the emerging the economic and policy drivers to watch

  • Bert Witkamp, General Secretary, The European Association for Electromobility

13:30-13:45 - The United Kingdom EV Market: Forecasting the ‘Tipping Point’

What can we expect from the UK BHEV and PHEV market between now and 2050 and how will this compare with other markets?

  • Graham Evans, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit

13:45-14:00 - The Norwegian Success: How transferable is this case study and can it be used as a blueprint for other European countries?

  • Christina Bu, Secretary General, Norwegian Vehicle Association

14:00 - 14:30: Electric Vehicles: A deeper dive into challenges and solutions - What’s needed to accelerate market take off?

technology innovation and coSt reduction

Technology is undoubtedly improving but further innovation is needed in battery and charging technology to reduce range anxiety and cost of electric vehicles. This session focuses on the innovative and disruptive projects and initiatives establishing the business case for electrifying the transport sector and the co-benefits that an integrated approach will unlock in terms of the decarbonisation of the wider electricity system.  

  • Goran Strbac, Chair of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London
  • Bob Moran, Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles
  • Billy Wu, Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London

14:30 - 15:15: Building the Business Case for Electric Vehicles

As the cost curve for EVs continues to drop and the industry moves from early adopter into widespread acceptance businesses across the country are looking to electrify their fleets to hedge against regulatory and technological risks. This session will take fleet managers and CSOs through the stages of building the internal business case for electrification; how to dispel common myths and make a compelling case to senior management and various stakeholders that the time to act is now.    

  • Andrew Benfield, Group Director of Transport, Energy Saving Trust

15:15 - 15:45: networking break

15:45 - 16:20: Is infrastructure holding the market back?

Is infrastructure a necessary precondition to EV take up? How much is being spent currently and who’s providing investment and expertise? How much is infrastructure delaying the market and what’s needed to attract further finance?

  • Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director, Bluepointlondon & Bolloré BlueSolutions UK

16:20 - 17:00: interactive Q&A SeSSion with evrt and partnerS

Paving the Path Ahead - Accelerating EV Adoption

Findings and Lessons from the EV Road Trip:
●      What are the main challenges from the road trip so far?
●      Are they around charging infrastructure, battery range, time taken to charge vehicles?
●      Review of key themes of the day: what are the actions needed to accelerate take up of electric vehicles and what are
        the main messages to take through Europe?

17:00: conference cloSing remarkS and conference end