Available to watch on demand: edie’s webinar on electric vehicles

Speakers from UPS, Nottingham City Council and Centrica Business Solutions appeared on edie's webinar on Tuesday (22 October) to discuss game-changing developments to business efforts to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). It is now available to watch on-demand.

Available to watch on demand: edie’s webinar on electric vehicles

The webinar is now available to watch on-demand

Sustainability Development Co-ordinator at UPS, Claire Thompson Sage appeared alongside Nottingham City Council’s Steve Cornes, with both talking about their ground-breaking trials on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.


UPS has led on EVs in the private sector with its work in London on piloting storage infrastructure and scaling up its electric logistics fleet and numerous global pilots on delivery of net-zero carbon solutions. Nottingham City Council has been one of the UK’s first local authorities to deliver on innovative and radical trials on vehicle-to-grid technology – as well as forward-thinking momentum on its electric bus fleet and plans to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city.

The UK Government’s Road to Zero Strategy presents an opportunity for businesses to accelerate the transition to fully-electric vehicles – but this transition is not without its challenges. This one-hour webinar will explore how those challenges can be overcome, and what the role of businesses and the public sector is in achieving a ‘net-zero’ future for transport.

The nation’s EV revolution is now well underway: almost three times as many EVs were registered in July 2019 than in the same month of 2018, whilst new diesel car registrations were down by 22% over the same period

For business, this revolution represents a huge environmental and financial opportunity. But making the switch to EVs is often easier said than done. A high initial cost of purchasing EV models, a general lack of vehicle options and availability, and inadequate local and national charging infrastructure are just some of the challenges being felt by businesses in this area

The webinar, sponsored by Centrica Business Solutions, breaks down exactly how businesses can transition to EV in a way that is scalable and compliments the charging infrastructure required to appease grid demand and deliver a net-zero-carbon future.

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