Key Points
  • Provision of User-Friendly Infrastructure, Financial Incentives & Air Quality
  • The Industrial Strategy, Battery Technology and New Skills
  • Smart Grid, Energy Storage and Interoperability of Infrastructure
Guest of Honour

Natasha Robinson Head of Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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Overview
Six months on from the release of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper in which Electric and Low-Emission Vehicles was announced as one of five new ‘sector deals’ this forum will discuss the next steps to increase the uptake of Electric & [U]LEV. Delegates will also examine the commercial opportunities of Electric & [U]LEV and latest thinking on how the UK can anticipate and prepare for the system impacts and opportunities for the electricity system of the shift to EVs.

How can the UK increase the uptake of Electric + [U]LEV?

With the Environmental Audit Committee warning in September that the Government was set to miss its 2020 target of ultra-low emission vehicles making up 9% of all new car and van sales delegates will discuss how misconceptions about the costs of EV ownership can be overcome as well as what lessons the UK can take from other countries such as Norway where half of new-car sales are now hybrid or electric vehicles. Attendees will also consider how to increase the provision of charging infrastructure, the role of incentives to increase uptake for domestic and commercial users and how to capitalise on growing concerns about air pollution to promote Electric + [ULEV].

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What are the Commercial Opportunities of Electric + [U]LEV?

Sessions will provide an opportunity to consider emerging business opportunities for car manufacturers, tech companies and the wider motor research industry and how to take advantage of Government support outlined in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Latest thinking on the battery technologies that will power the next generation of electric vehicles (funding for which was announced in the Spring Budget) and the expected outcome of Sir Mark Walport’s review into the case for a new research institution to act as a focal point for work on battery technology, energy storage and grid technology will also be considered. Ways in which the motor industry will have to adapt and reskill due to greater uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles will also be discussed.

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What does an increase in electricity used for vehicles mean for the network supplying them?

The morning will provide an opportunity for attendees to focus on how the UK can anticipate and prepare for the system impacts and opportunities of the shift to electric vehicles. Time will be allocated to assess how to ensure all charge points are interoperable between networks and can interact with the grid and the latest thinking on Domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Consideration will also be given to whether new frameworks for charging customers might be necessary to change the way people think about energy consumption and encourage a shift away from the use of peak time electricity when charging vehicles at home.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Policy-UK Welcoming remarks

 

09:05 - 09:30
Is the UK prepared for the Electric and Low Emission Vehicle Future?

 

Speakers

Andy Eastlake Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

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09:30 - 10:15
Increasing Uptake of Electric + [U]LEV - Provision of User Friendly Infrastructure, Financial Incentives & Air Quality

 
  • With the Environmental Audit Committee warning in September that the Government was set to miss its 2020 target of ultra-low emission vehicles making up 9% of all new car and van sales what action can be taken to ensure the Government isn’t playing catch up to meet more ambitious targets in the future?
  • How can the misconceptions about EV ownership be overcome to increase market growth?
  • What measures can be implemented to ensure the location and availability of charge point information is easily available and accessible to EV users?
  •  What impact are the measures proposed in the Vehicle Technology & Aviation Bill currently passing through Parliament expected to have on the provision and quality of charging infrastructure?
  • How can best practice be shared between local authorities who are trialling innovative forms of charging technology?
  • What role do financial incentives such as the Plug-in Car Grant, salary sacrifice schemes and changes to company car tax bands have to play in increasing the attractiveness of Electric and Low Emission Vehicles? – How can already existing incentives be better promoted to consumers and businesses?
  • What support do commercial organisations need to increase the number of low-carbon vehicles in their fleets?
  • How best can the increasing concern with air pollution and diesel vehicles be capitalised on to promote the use of Electric + [ULEV] alternatives?
  • What lessons can the UK take from other countries such as Norway where half of new-car sales are now hybrid or electric vehicles?


Speakers

Matthew Trevaskis Head of Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy Association

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10:15 - 10:45
Electric and Low Emission Vehicles Policy

 

Speakers

Natasha Robinson Head of Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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10:45 - 10:50
Chair’s Closing Comments

 

10:50 - 11:15
Refreshments and Networking break

 

11:15 - 11:20
The Chair’s Welcome Back

 

11:20 - 11:55
Commercial Opportunities of Electric + [U]LEV - The Industrial Strategy, Battery Technology and New Skills

 
  • What opportunities are available for vehicle manufacturers and tech companies following the Government signalling the Electric + [U]LEV will benefit from a ‘sector deal’ and in its Industrial Strategy Green Paper?
  • Post-Brexit what can the UK do to position itself as a world leader in electric and low emission vehicles?
  • How can researchers and businesses take advantage of the £270m available from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) announced in the Spring Budget for the development, design and manufacture of batteries that will power the next generation of electric vehicles?
  • What is the expected outcome of Sir Mark Walport’s review into the case for a new research institution to act as a focal point for work on battery technology, energy storage and grid technology?
  • What action does the Motor Industry need to take to prepare for disruption to the aftersales sector as result of greater uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles and how much reskilling will be required?


11:55 - 12:55
Electric Vehicles and the Electricity System - Smart Grid, Energy Storage and Interoperability of Infrastructure

 
  • What is the latest thinking on how the UK can anticipate and prepare for the system impacts and opportunities of the shift to electric vehicles?
  • To what extent does the electricity grid have sufficient capacity to deliver power to electric vehicles if they are taken up en masse?
  • What place are EV and ULEVs expected to form in the BEIS and Ofgem response to their call for evidence on “a smart, flexible energy system”?
  •  How can charge point network operators be effectively mandated to allow interoperability between networks to increase user-friendliness and ensure all charge points are ‘smart’ and can interact with the grid?
  • How far will consumers have to change the way they think about energy consumption and new frameworks for charging customers be introduced in the context of concerns that if clusters of EVs develop in local areas and they’re all charged at peak times and could result in pressure on the network?
  • Should the UK match the EU commitment for all new and refurbished houses to be fitted with an electric car charging point by 2019?
  • What is the latest thinking on Domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and the opportunity for EVs to provide electricity storage and demand flexibility that could provide benefits to consumers and the electricity system?




Speakers

Mark Dale Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution

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Robert Evans Chief Executive Officer - Cenex, Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

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Gill Nowell Senior Consultant - Smart Interventions, EA Technology

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Policy-UK’s Thanks

 

End

Speakers

Mark Dale Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution

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Andy Eastlake Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

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Robert Evans Chief Executive Officer - Cenex, Advanced Technology Innovation Centre

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Natasha Robinson Head of Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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Matthew Trevaskis Head of Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy Association

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Attending
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • BP
  • Committee on Climate Change
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Transport
  • Dover District Council
  • DVLA
  • Eden Project
  • Element Energy
  • Environment Agency
  • FTI Consulting
  • Health & Safety Laboratory
  • Hounslow Highways
  • HM Treasury
  • London Borough of Bexley
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • National Grid
  • New Forest Energy
  • Ofgem
  • Osborne Clarke
  • Oxford City Council
  • Rowan Public Affairs
  • Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Severn Trent
  • Shell
  • Solar Media
  • Stagecoach Bus London
  • Toyota
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Vodafone
  • WWF-UK

Venue details

Berwin Leighton Paisner Adelaide House London Bridge London EC4R 9HA

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