Two days, over 30 inspiring presentations

The TaaS Technology team are currently shortlisting the speakers to invite for the 2019 conference. To view the 2018 event details, click here.

The presentations will be based around our key topics which collectively provide complete coverage of the EVs, Battery/Energy and Infrastructure industries. If you are interested in speaking, please contact or call +44 (0)24 76718970

Speakers Include

Carsten Astheimer
Ian Plummer
Roy Williamson
David Martell
Christopher Burghardt
Bob Moran
Michael Potter
Celine Cluzel
Matthew Eastwood
Yunus Ozler
Thomas Hurst
Sam Clarke
Anders Wall
John Hewitt
Alex Collet
Christoph Domke
Stephanie Schenk
Laura Rainey
Johanna Heckmann
Kevin Leary
Louis Debatte-Monroy
Gerard Chaustow
Knut Hechtfischer
Peter Harris
Dr Colin Herron

Panel: Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: Putting EV charging infrastructure at the centre of local authorities clean air strategies

Matthew Eastwood
Energy Saving Trust

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses and taxis

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: There is no need to be anxious about range! Driving forward consumer EV uptake

Ian Plummer
Auto Trader
Louis Debatte-Monroy

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.


The challenges and opportunities of autonomous electric vehicles - a designers perspective

Carsten Astheimer - Astheimer Design

Autonomous Vehicles will change the transport industry and the way we travel. There will be independent commercial vehicle routes, vehicles that latch onto one another on the inter city routes and peel off individually to get to their final destination. AV’s will reduce congestion and parking difficulties, emissions, stress, will improve safety and will increase travel opportunities, services and experiences.

The consumer’s journey down electric avenue

Ian Plummer - Auto Trader

Using data from the UK’s largest new and used car marketplace; this session analyses current EV uptake in the UK to assess the current state of the EV market. The session will also dissect consumer’s anxiety around EVs e.g. range anxiety, upfront costs to enable the industry and government to implement strategies to better allay consumer apprehension and, in turn, increasing demand and expediting the development and deployment of EVs.

Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles

Roy Williamson - BP

50% of UK drivers do not currently have access to home charging. Vehicle utilisation rates to increase with new mobility solutions, many electric. In order to support the adoption of EVs we will need to provide a network of convenient and safe ultra-fast charging that allows drivers to charge quickly - ideally in 10 minutes or so. We believe that a network of ultra-fast charging points on forecourts and new hubs will provide the most cost-effective solution for the economy. The grid will require additional investment to support ultra-fast charging which could reduce grid infrastructure burden (compared to upgrading power to every home). Making ultra-fast charging a reality will require strong and committed partnerships among industry, regulators, researchers and governments.

Meeting the charging demand – at home, at work and on the road

David Martell - Chargemasters

Awaiting abstract.

Presentation title TBC - ChargePoint

Christopher Burghardt - ChargePoint Inc

Awaiting abstract.

Powering our future mobility

Bob Moran - Department for Transport (DfT)

Awaiting abstract.

Presentation Title TBC - DriveElectric

Michael Potter - DriveElectric

Awaiting abstract.

Mobility trends in Europe – opportunities for new products & services

Celine Cluzel - Element Energy

Electrification is only one trend that will affect car manufacturers in the medium term. For example, demographic changes such as population growth, ageing and urbanisation could profoundly impact the demand for private cars in the future, by increasing the number of people unable or unwilling to choose conventional ownership. The efforts of major cities to improve quality of life for their citizens, by improving air quality and reduce noise, is likely to provide a strong stimulus for new mobility models such as car clubs. These trends are likely to be accelerated by advances in vehicle automation, as electric autonomous vehicles are likely to offer low cost, highly convenient alternatives to car ownership and even to conventional public transport. Finally, beyond the transport sector, the wider energy system is undergoing rapid change, with a shift from large centralised generation to renewable (but intermittent) generation, which presents new challenges for meeting peak energy demands and managing the network. This in turn creates opportunities for new technologies, such as grid scale batteries or electric vehicles, to support the management of a more volatile energy supply and secure revenues for their owners by doing so. The presentation will speak about the opportunities for new products and services that will be created by the trends above. 

Is multi-industry convergence the fastest way to achieve the electric vehicle (EV) rollout?

Yunus Ozler - EY

The mass takeup of EVs has been long anticipated – and with technological advances and policy support, it appears that the tipping point is approaching. However, the pace at which enabling infrastructure is rolled out remains the critical factor, and with no clear party leading the rollout, and no single party or sector willing to pay the costs upfront, more can be done to accelerate. If businesses and other stakeholders diversify to find new, multiple propositions within the value chain, the ensuing convergence of interests will give the rollout the critical impetus it needs.

Is multi-industry convergence the fastest way to achieve the electric vehicle (EV) rollout?

Sayeh Ghanbari - EY

The mass takeup of EVs has been long anticipated – and with technological advances and policy support, it appears that the tipping point is approaching. However, the pace at which enabling infrastructure is rolled out remains the critical factor, and with no clear party leading the rollout, and no single party or sector willing to pay the costs upfront, more can be done to accelerate. If businesses and other stakeholders diversify to find new, multiple propositions within the value chain, the ensuing convergence of interests will give the rollout the critical impetus it needs.

Fastned: Building a Pan-European Network of high-powered EV charging stations – challenges, lessons learned, and what’s nexn

Thomas Hurst - Fastned UK

Awaiting abstract.

Applying TaaS services, electric vehicles and multi-modal in the urban delivery environment

Sam Clarke - Gnewt

The urban landscape is an ever-evolving organism that constantly finds itself challenged with increased demand for the same kerbside space. Cycle highways and pedestrianisation, whilst vital, also add to the pressures on our city’s streets in the backdrop of an e-commerce boom and higher and higher delivery expectations for lower and lower cost. This presentation looks at the real world implication of this evolution and TaaS solutions that have proven in part to release some of the pressure.

Modern Urban Mobility

Anders Wall - GreenMobility A/S

We cluster, we shrink, we care, and we share. Global population is growing, the globe is heating. However, there is hope. IoT enables people to connect seamlessly and share multiple services and goods. Urban life reduces the need and value of “the one man, one car” concept. Eventually city life will decrease cars per capita and reduce the drag on Planet Earth resources.
The sharing of cars and rides will ease commuting and the day to day transportation for city dwellers; a true prerequisite for wealth and health creation.

Presentation title TBC - Hewitt Studios

John Hewitt - Hewitt Studios LLP

Awaiting abstract.

Sofware first approach for energy storage & management

Alex Collet - ION Energy

Awaiting abstract.

The growth of electric, autonomous and connected fleets

Christoph Domke - KPMG

Awaiting abstract.

The xEV Revolution – Powertrain Scenarios of The Future

Stephanie Schenk - McKinsey & Company

Electrification is the most prominent of the four "ACES" trends that will revolutionize mobility. Driven by regulation, technology and consumer demand, EV sales have kept surging throughout 2018. Though, the development is still very uneven - while sales are already approaching near-mass market status in some places, EVs are barely present in others. Motivated by stringent CO2 and emission targets, the industry has moved from a wait-and-see mode to one focused on “doing”, with automakers accelerating their EV strategies. At the same time, customer familiarity and interest in EVs are increasing. This will drive EV uptake in the coming years, with global volumes becoming large enough to impact OEM profitability, disrupt existing value chains and challenge the supply chain. This presentation will share insights on McKinsey’s latest perspectives on market and industry dynamics with respect to vehicle electrification.  

A national rapid charging network: when and how?

Laura Rainey - National Grid

Awaiting abstract.

Charging infrastructure: Needs-oriented and Economically Feasible – Best Practices and Challenges

Johanna Heckmann - P3 group

Charging infrastructure is an essential element of the electric mobility eco system. The development of the infrastructure network in Europe gained speed with new players entering the market and new technologies, such as 350 kW high power charging, are disseminated. But what does that mean regarding customers’ needs and the economic feasibility of charging infrastructure? P3 gives an overview of the most  relevant customer requirements, future scenarios and the business model of charging infrastructure along different use cases. On the one hand, this illustrates future business potentials and on the other hand this enables stakeholders to select proper strategies to tackle the charging market.

Prototyping and Industrialisation of Solid State Battery Technology for Performance BEV and Electric Aircraft Propulsion System Applications

Max Wojtynia - P3 group

The technology maturity and feasibility of mass production of solid state battery technology is one of the greatest mid-term challenges for electric propulsion systems, both on land and in the air. Using a new process for rapid prototyping of battery cells, P3 is currently investigating the technology potentials of solid state battery technology for battery electric performance vehicles as well as electric aircraft propulsion systems. After prototyping has lead to the desired battery cell design, the industrialisation and production ramp-up are the next milestones before reaching series production. Together with strong partners, P3 has developed the skills to assess the feasibility of such next-generation battery production. Lastly, the application of mass produced next-generation battery technology for high-performance powertrain systems will be considered.

Robotics-enabled Conductive Extreme Fast Charging for Multi-chemistry Battery Electric Vehicles and AEVs

Kevin Leary - PowerHydrant

PowerHydrant charges AEVs autonomously - but there is more. PowerHydrant also enables efficient extreme fast charging (XFC) and improves fleet charging operational effectiveness by removing human factors and constraints from any EV and AEV charging scenario. Utilizing advanced 3D sensing and Augmented Reality techniques and enabled by commoditized smartphone components, PowerHydrant is a low-cost and robust solution with extremely low electrical source resistance between EVSE and target vehicle. PowerHydrant is effective from 3.3 kW to 1.6 MW and beyond. 

Addressing range anxiety with location technology

Louis Debatte-Monroy - TomTom

The phenomena of “Range anxiety” has been found to be an obstacle to wide spread EV adoption. While the industry often focuses on battery capacity and charging infrastructure, TomTom has found out that it is also important to address these “psychological barriers”. TomTom is developing innovative and unique technologies to help reduce “range anxiety” and making this technology available to all developers - big or small - via free to try APIs and SDKs. The presentation will go over the main findings of the research conducted by TomTom; the innovative technologies being developed; and how they support drivers of electric vehicles, lifting the ‘psychological’ barriers to wide-scale adoption.

Customer engagement and the transition from ICE vehicles

Gerard Chaustow - Try EV

Awaiting abstract.

Efficient solutions to drive electric mobility forward. Smart charging infrastructure wherever there is electricity

Knut Hechtfischer - ubitricity

Awaiting abstract.

Sustainability and UPS’s fleet electrification experience

Peter Harris - UPS

Awaiting abstract.

Are we being honest about the speed of adoption of alternatively fuelled and fully autonomous vehicles?

Dr Colin Herron - Zero Carbon Futures

We are entering a period of great change with regard to mobility, which will affect the public either as individuals or through public bodies. This will manifest as behavioural change and the use of public money through mainly infrastructure changes or grants. The general questions to be answered are: what, when, how and how much will it cost and what does it mean for me? These are very reasonable questions, however the available information is plentiful but often presented in coded, ambitious or ambiguous terms.
The words; ‘could’, ‘should’ and ‘planned’ do not mean anything will actually happen, as demonstrated by numerous missed targets over the last 5 years. Statements by lobby groups together with political aspirations, press misinformation and clouded messages from the vehicle makers I suggest are quite simply confusing the public and public bodies at all levels.
As a consequence; I am posing the question; ‘Is there a social duty to clarify what is likely to happen and by when’ also what will be the actual impact of any short term activity.

 Program Advisory Board

Bob Moran
Department for Transport (DfT)

Celine Cluzel
Element Energy

Colin Herron
Zero Carbon Futures

James Carter
Vision Mobility

Lash Sarana
Electric Zoo

Malcolm Earp
The Ultimate Battery Company

Please Note: TaaS Technology reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this agenda. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker. TaaS Technology reserves the right to use photographs of any attendee for future promotions.

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