Green fleets: Harnessing the electric vehicle revolution
Event Date: 04/07/2018 2:00 pm
This one-hour webinar will explore how businesses across the country are embracing the unstoppable rise of electric vehicles to reduce emissions, incentivise employees and cut costs.
We are entering a new era of mobility. The UK Government has pledged to ban the sale of traditionally-fuelled vehicles from 2040, whilst setting aside £1bn for the development of ultra-low-emission vehicles and £100m to support more electric vehicle charging infrastructure. As a result, it is estimated that the number of electric vehicles on Britain’s roads could surge to nine million by 2030.
Of course, this electric vehicle revolution will not be without its challenges. For one, electric vehicles have been forecast to add almost 18GW of new power demand to the grid – the equivalent of six Hinkley Point C nuclear power stations – posing a huge challenge for network operators. And practically, the limitations of driving ranges and charging times are preventing many businesses from being able to adopt all-electric fleets.
But behind every challenge lies an opportunity. Rapid technological advancements and huge infrastructure investments are paving the way for businesses to drive ahead with fleet electrification programmes quicker than ever before.
Combining expert insight with real-experience case studies, this edie webinar will explore how you can reap the maximum benefits from the electric vehicle transition.
Key discussion points:
- Making the electric vehicle transition: key considerations
- Maximising results through improved vehicle workloads and optimised charging systems
- Realising the hidden benefits of fleet electrification
Introduction and chair:
Head of markets, UK Power Networks Services
Phil is responsible for strategic growth into new and existing markets within UK Power Networks Services. He is ensures that we deeply understand new markets and opportunities as they arise and build new capabilities to enable the business to grow sustainably. Phil has nearly 30 years’ experience in the electricity industry; including electric vehicle and power infrastructure, financing, smart metering, business development, sales, programme & project management, business transformation and cost reduction. He is experienced at creating business development opportunities, new operations and start-ups.
Sustainable Development Co-ordinator, UPS
Claire has been at UPS since 1998, working across buildings and facilities before becoming sustainable development co-ordinator in December 2017. Having helped create and maintain a five-year district sustainable vehicle strategy, Claire collaborates on projects including the development of electric and hybrid light goods vehicles, E-assist cycle solutions, smart grid technologies and alternative fuels. She is also represents UPS as a member of the Road freight lab project advisory board.
Programme Manager, Cross River Partnership
Tanja joined Cross River Partnership in September 2015 as a Programme Manager and works across a range of air quality and freight projects with a special focus on electric freight vehicles. Her previous experience includes investment management as well as providing consultancy services to the public and private sector on a wide range of sustainability issues, including waste recycling, hazardous substances and environmental megatrends.
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