E-mobility CONFERENCE, London

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

The Building Centre // Store Street London WC1E 7BT
25th April 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Organised by: Global EVRT


8:00 - 9:00: Registration and electric vehicle showcase

  • Breakfast, Tea & Coffee

9:00 - 9:05: Welcome

  • Co-Host: Nicki Shields, Scientist, TV Presenter, Broadcaster
  • Co-Host: Robert Llewllyn, TV Journalist, FullyCharged
  • Ben Pullen, Co-Founder & CEO, Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip

9:05 - 9.20: 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

This opening session will kick start discussion on  how the global challenge presented by worsening air quality across cities is 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.

  • 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
  • Oliver Lord, Principal Policy Officer, Greater London Authority
  • Erik Fairbairn, CEO, POD Point

10:00 - 10.30: The power of sport to accelerate sustainable living

Fireside chat

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
  • Nicki Shields, Scientist, TV Presenter, Broadcaster

10:30 - 11:00: Tea/Coffee break & networking and technology ShowcaSe

11:00 - 11:45: The Transport and Mobility Revolution: from asset ownership to service provision

panel 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 the scalability of these solutions.

- 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
  • Richard Gordon, Commercial Director, London Taxi Company
  • Matteo de Renzi, CEO, Western Europe, Gett
  • Chris Morris, Managing Director, E-Car Club
  • James Nettleton, Head of Accelerator, InMotion Ventures
  • Funmi Onamusi, Co-Founder and Managing Director, 3F EV

11:45 - 12:45 EconomicS of electric vehicleS

11:45 - 12:05: The United Kingdom EV Market: Forecasting the ‘Tipping Point’
- What can we expect from the UK BHEV and PHEV market between now and 20250 and how will this compare with other markets?

  • Graham Evans, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit

12:05 - 12:20: 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 Electric Vehicle Association

12:20 - 12:45 - Q&A With Speakers

12:45 - 13:45: lunch break and networking

13:45 - 14:05: EV-Box and Engie: A strategic partnership for market acceleration


EV-Box and Engie’s unique partnership will be discussed in further detail giving details on the drivers behind the acquisition and how it will assist market expansion and growth.

  • Kevin Pugh, Business Development Director UK & Ireland, EV-Box
  • Robin Heap, Commercial Manager, Engie

14:05 - 15:20: technology innovation and coSt reduction

Presentation from CENEX and Panel Discussion

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.

Moderator: Jonny Cooper, EV Advocate and Founder, The Success Party

  • Marko Aunedi, Research Associate, Imperial College London
  • Bob Moran, Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles
  • Billy Wu, Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Adrian Vinsome, Head of Energy Systems, CENEX
  • Jonathan Cohen, Head of Energy Storage, Eversheds Sutherland

15:20 - 15:50: Building the Business Case for Electric Vehicles

Interactive Discussion and Presentation

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
  • Alan Clarke, Public Policy Associate, Uber

15:50 - 16:10: Tea/Coffee & networking BREAK

16:10 - 16:50: Is infrastructure holding the market back?

Panel Discussion

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?

Moderator: Jonny Cooper, EV Advocate and Founder, The Success Party

  • Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director, Bluepointlondon & Bolloré BlueSolutions UK
  • Adrian Vinsome, Head of Energy Systems, CENEX
  • Adam Woolway, Managing Director, PlugSurfing

16:50 - 17:00: Paving the Path Ahead - Accelerating EV Adoption

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks to cover findings and lessons from the EVRT as well as the challenges and future opportunities the partnership and initiative offers the EV industry in Europe.

Moderator:  Nicki Shields, Scientist, TV Presenter, Broadcaster

  • Ben Pullen, Co-Founder & CEO, Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip
  • Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management, ESCP Europe Business School

17:00: conference end