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 info@taas.technology or call +44 (0)24 76718970

Day 1 - Tuesday 9th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:45
Housekeeping
09:00
Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles
Roy Williamson, BP
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles

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.

Speaker

Roy Williamson

VP, Advanced Mobility Unit at BP


Roy Williamson is Vice President Advanced Mobility, BP PLC

Roy has an honours business degree from Heriot-Watt university and started his career in Unilever as a graduate trainee in Finance. After qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant he transferred to Marketing and spent 15 years in brand management and commercial roles in Unilever in the UK; Middle East, US and Africa building brands and businesses in personal care, detergents and food.

He joined BP in 2002 as Marketing Director for Castrol Europe, was promoted to head up passenger car and motorcycle brands globally before founding Castrol innoVentures in 2012, a corporate venture and innovation unit focused on building disruptive technologies and developing new business models. Roy developed Castrol’s future strategy and represented BP on several start-up boards as well as holding a range of advisory positions including for a major Pharmaceutical business. In late 2016 he moved to lead BP’s Downstream unit focused on building businesses in Mobility and Bio spaces to further develop BP’s position in a low carbon future. Since 2018 he has been leading BP’s entry into Electrification and Advanced Mobility services globally as Vice President Advanced Mobility. This has recently included the acquisition of Chargemaster in the UK and several investments and partnerships in China, UK and the US.

Roy is passionate about innovation and new business development in both B2B and B2C environments. He is married with 2 children and a keen sailor and skier as well as an enthusiastic, if mostly frustrated, Scotland Rugby supporter.


09:15
Applying TaaS services, electric vehicles and multi-modal in the urban delivery environment
Sam Clarke, Gnewt
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

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

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.

Speaker

Sam Clarke

Founder at Gnewt


Sam founded the ‘last-mile’ firm Gnewt in 2009 which has won multiple awards nationally and globally from the electric vehicle, logistics, environmental and wider business sectors.

He is a life-long entrepreneur, EV evangelist, industry pioneer and EV commuter for over 15 years. He was a 2015 Merit winner at the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and is a Fellow and sector Chair for the National Institute of Couriers.

In 2019, he was voted #46 in the greenfleet.net top 100 most influential people in Low Carbon Fleets. As well as his role at Gnewt, Sam is a regular public speaker on the topic of sustainable transport, independent consultant, advisor, non-exec director and brand ambassador for a variety of sustainability focused companies.

09:30
Modern Urban Mobility
Anders Wall, GreenMobility A/S
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Modern Urban Mobility

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.

Speaker

Anders Wall

Chief International Officer at GreenMobility A/S


Anders Wall aims to turn GreenMobility into the preferred partner within sustainable urban mobility on a global scale. He leverages his 25 years of successfully building international partnerships within customer centric industries. Standing up for the climate and livable cities comes easy to him as the father of three and the quest for making a real difference in life. Our first partner is up and running, do you want to be the second?

09:45
ubitricity: residential on-street charging
Knut Hechtfischer, ubitricity
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

ubitricity: residential on-street charging

ubitricity will provide an overview of their EV charging technology and the journey to date, from initial prototype to regulatory approval to large scale deployment with Siemens and future applications for Smart Cities.

Speaker

Knut Hechtfischer

Senior Advisor Strategic Corporate Development & Finance, Co-Founder at ubitricity


Knut co-founded ubitricity in 2008 with the idea of enabling a smart and sustainable charging of electric vehicles (EVs) everywhere EV-users go. Being passionate about renewables and the commercial implementation of distributed storage solutions, Knut helped to create a more sustainable and intelligent energy world by integrating the mobile metering ecosystem in the energy market over the past nine years.

Knut, who developed the basic technical and commercial ideas behind ubitricity in 2007, is primarily responsible to implement and further develop the product architecture and the strategic roadmap of ubitricity including the ongoing formation and strengthening of ubitricity’s partnership base. Since 2015 Knut focused on the implementation of the Mobile Charging System in the UK market. Today he is in charge of UK market development. He is an industry expert and a frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences around Europe and is writing articles for diverse publications on energy and e-mobility.

10:00
Powering our future mobility
Bob Moran, Department for Transport (DfT)
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Powering our future mobility

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Bob Moran

Deputy Director - Head of Environment at Department for Transport (DfT)


A professional engineer with 10 years experience of evidence based policy development and delivery in both the public and private sectors. Strong programme and project management and excellent communication and influencing skills. Confident in building and maintaining good working relationships. Grips complex and technical issues in tight timescales, with sound judgement and the ability to see the bigger picture. Effective in the lead or as part of the team.

Specialties: Government; Policy; Programme and Project Management; Research and Development; Research Management; Procurement; Vehicle Safety; Engineering; Biomechanics; Regulations.

10:15
Panel Session Putting EV charging infrastructure at the centre of local authorities clean air strategies
Tim Anderson , Llewelyn Morgan, Sara Sloman, Chris Cox
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Panel Session

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

• LEZs focus on vehicle access regulations for Euro 6 diesel and Euro 4 petrol vehicles, but a focus on charging infrastructure suggests local authorities should encourage fleets to focus on going beyond compliance. How can we encourage fleets to electrify and not simply purchase compliant petrol and diesel vehicles?

• In order to ensure quality infrastructure, we don’t just need more infrastructure, we need the right infrastructure in the right locations. How do we ensure this?

• There is currently a lack of suitable LCVs and HGVs to allow fleets to electrify so what are realistic timescales for fleets?


Speakers

Tim Anderson

Energy Saving Trust

Llewelyn Morgan

Oxfordshire County Council

Sara Sloman

Go Ultra Low West

Chris Cox

Cenex

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break
11:20
Fastned: Building a Pan-European Network of high-powered EV charging stations – challenges, lessons learned, and what’s nexn
Thomas Hurst, Fastned UK
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

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

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Thomas Hurst

Network Development Manager at Fastned UK

11:35
Robotics-enabled Conductive Extreme Fast Charging for Multi-chemistry Battery Electric Vehicles and AEVs
Kevin Leary, PowerHydrant
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

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

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. 

Speaker

Kevin Leary

Founder/CEO at PowerHydrant


Kevin Leary is the Founder/CEO PowerHydrant and has 30 years of experience including design and management at Analog Devices, Inc. (29 yrs) focusing on a mix of automotive signal processing technology design/management including semiconductor products for automotive OEMs.  Extensive experience in business management, in-house startups, technology acquisitions, image processing, video, DSP, audio, systems architecture, wireless communication (3G/4G/5G).  Built and led $90M (69% GM) automotive and low power audio business.  Conceived and drove the successful acquisition ($29M) of AudioAsics (Denmark).  Seven issued Patents issued including four for PowerHydrant.  Education: Manhattan College BSEE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Grad Studies).

11:50
Presentation title TBC - ChargePoint
André ten Bloemendal, ChargePoint Inc
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Presentation title TBC - ChargePoint

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

André ten Bloemendal

VP Commercial Sales Europe at ChargePoint Inc


André ten Bloemendal is ChargePoint’s Vice President of Sales in Europe. André has several decades of executive experience with a variety of notable companies in the energy and technology spaces, including NewMotion where he served as Chief Commercial Officer, Lightning Europe, Fedet, and LedNed B.V. At ChargePoint where he is charged with helping to shape the company’s sales strategy and strategic partnerships in the European market. André holds a degree in Electronic, Modelling and Simulation from the University of Twente.


12:05
Presentation Title TBC - DriveElectric
Michael Potter, DriveElectric
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Presentation Title TBC - DriveElectric

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Michael Potter

CEO at DriveElectric

12:20
K:Port and the EV Challenge
John Hewitt, Hewitt Studios LLP
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

K:Port and the EV Challenge

EVs are now penetrating a much wider market, leading to increased charging demand. Advances in charging technology mean that most new EVs can be DC fast-charged in 30-45 minutes (instead of 7-10 hours previously). This opens up the possibility of breaking a journey to charge, whilst you conduct business, eat, drink, socialise, relax, meet or shop for an hour or so. It also makes it possible for flat or city dwellers, without access to private parking, to own an EV and be able to charge it conveniently.

John will describe how his team has developed K: port as a response to this emerging challenge, working in close collaboration with OLEV, InnovateUK and key industry partners.

Speaker

John Hewitt

Partner at Hewitt Studios LLP


John first founded his practice, John Hewitt Architects in 1995, working in the area of regeneration with clients such as New Star and Hydro. Hewitt Studios LLP was established in 2008, focussing on architecture that delivers longer term flexible use for clients and that is more responsive to change. John has extensive experience of leading regeneration in practice and of the articulation of environmental building technologies. In December 2014 John was named the UK’s ‘Sustainable Architect of the Year’ for his pioneering work across the sector. John also tutors on the Architecture and Urban Design courses at Bath and Cardiff Universities. 

12:35
Charging infrastructure: Needs-oriented and Economically Feasible – Best Practices and Challenges
Johanna Heckmann, P3 group
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

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

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.

Speaker

Johanna Heckmann

Senior Consultant eMobility at P3 group


Johanna Heckmann works as a Senior Consultant for the P3 Group in the field of Electric Mobility and is team lead for all topics related to charging infrastructure. In different projects for major automotive manufacturers and energy suppliers she gained experience along the value chain – from standardization to market roll-out and operation of charging infrastructure. Before she worked for e-mobil BW, the State Agency for Electric Mobility in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and was part of the project coordination office for the “Showcase for Electric Mobility – Living Lab BWe mobil”. Johanna Heckmann is a master graduate of the HTWG Konstanz, where she studied Business Management.

12:50
The End of the ICE Age: Dawn of the Data Age
Paul Ayres, Connected Kerb
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

The End of the ICE Age: Dawn of the Data Age

The entire transport and mobility eco-system will face a profound shift over the coming 20 years, as vehicles transition from fossil fuels to electric drive chains. Understand why data will be the dominant currency in defining and driving new business models that will enable e-mobility in the future. 

Speaker

Paul Ayres

COO at Connected Kerb


Experienced corporate executive with deep knowledge of TMT, Health and Education Sectors. Paul was on the pre-IPO executive management teams at Netscape and Realnetworks, led the management buy-out at Authoriszor and has advised numerous start-ups in the areas of both strategy, fund raising and new business development. He has CEO and executive management experience in UK, Europe, Asia and US ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-revenue, publicly traded companies. He is visiting lecturer on entrepreneurship at Henley Management College and London School of Communication Arts.

13:05
Lunch Break
14:15
The added value in addressing the EV challenge holistically - cars, charging and energy
Robert Labinski, Octopus Electric Vehicles
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

The added value in addressing the EV challenge holistically - cars, charging and energy

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Robert Labinski

Head of EV Business Solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles

14:30
Shenzhen Bus Group - Presentation title TBC
Hallie Liao, Shenzhen Bus Group
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Shenzhen Bus Group - Presentation title TBC

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Hallie Liao

International Business Development at Shenzhen Bus Group


Hallie Liao is the head of international development department at Shenzhen Bus Group. Hallie is in charge of international business development, branding, procurement and advertisement. Hallie is passionate about public policy and public transportations role in creating a greener urban environment, particularly after Shenzhen Bus Group became the first fully and largest electric-powered public vehicle operator in the world. Prior to joining Shenzhen Bus Group, Hallie had worked for the United Nations Development Programme, McKinsey and other international organizations in cross border development projects across the United States, China, Latin America and South East Asia. Hallie holds an B.A in political science and economics from Columbia University.

14:45
What can V2G do for you?
Greg Payne , Cenex
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Power generation

Presentation

What can V2G do for you?

There has been a lot of speculation about the nascent technology of V2G (Vehicle to Grid). Is it like having a power station at home? Will it make me money? Is it right for everybody? In this talk I’ll be looking to answer some of these questions with some evidence-based analysis of key revenue streams and customer archetypes for V2G. V2G isn’t a silver bullet, but there will likely emerge locations and applications when it makes sense. 

Speaker

Greg Payne

Senior Technical Specialist – Modelling and Simulation Lead at Cenex


Greg started his career in the Energy Industry in 2003 with E.ON. Since then he has provided modelling, market insights and policy services. He specialises as an Energy Modeller and has worked in fields including energy storage modelling (both grid and residential scale), energy trading, EV portfolio modelling, hybrid heating systems, flexibility markets and business games. Currently Greg is the Modelling and Simulation Lead within Cenex and has been working on V2G and its contribution to grid services.

15:00
The growth of electric, autonomous and connected fleets
Natasha Patel, KPMG
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BEVs, HEVs and AEVs – Where is the market heading?

Presentation

The growth of electric, autonomous and connected fleets

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Natasha Patel

Associate Director at KPMG



15:15
Customer-centric mobility and routes to get there
Liam Lidstone, Energy Systems Catapult
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EV & AV support services

Presentation

Customer-centric mobility and routes to get there

The transition to ULEVs and new forms of mobility raises a variety of interesting questions. In seeking to answer each, it is important to bear in mind the underlying goals we are pursuing. Foremost amongst those are meeting customer’s mobility needs and, preferably going beyond this, to delight them with improved utility, lower costs and lower environmental impacts.

This requires both anticipating and exploring with customers what works for them and responding to how they find new ways to use the innovative technologies that emerge. All whilst undertaking the not insignificant tasks of building the technologies themselves; the systems and data flows that integrate and facilitate them; and the market, policy and regulatory frameworks that enable these to propagate. Whilst potentially daunting these are achievable endeavours and necessary to ensure the underlying goals can be delivered in a way that costs and environmental impacts are reduced.

Speaker

Liam Lidstone

Business Leader - Infrastructure and Engineering at Energy Systems Catapult


Liam leads the Infrastructure and Engineering team within the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC). This comprises the ESC’s energy sector specialists and provides impartial engineering and technical expertise across the core parts of the emerging and future energy system.

Prior to joining the ESC Liam has developed technology and innovation strategies and led research and development efforts in the energy, construction and automotive industries.

Liam’s key areas of specialism include: innovation, transport decarbonisation, energy storage and energy networks, smart energy systems, building design and modelling, sustainability and the influences between new technology and people.


15:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:15
The challenges and opportunities of autonomous electric vehicles - a designers perspective
Carsten Astheimer , Astheimer Design
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Rethinking vehicle design

Presentation

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

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.

Speaker

Carsten Astheimer

Founder at Astheimer Design


Astheimer is a world class automotive design studio that works with forward thinking clients in a collaborative way to develop the products of the future, including JLR, Nissan, Bentley and Rolls Royce. Astheimer is currently working on several projects at the forefront of electric transportation and autonomous technology.

Our advanced design studio features state of the art hardware and software, including a VR zone and fully equipped workshop. This allows us to develop both virtual and physical prototypes that can be reviewed during a rapid product development process.

We also work in a variety of other sectors including marine, furniture, interiors and outdoor leisure. This diversity gives us a deep understanding of market trends, customer needs and desires, the latest materials, technologies and manufacturing processes.


16:30
Panel Session Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility
Edward Ataii, Daniel Saunders
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Panel Session

Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility

There is currently no description

Speakers

Edward Ataii

KPMG

Daniel Saunders

Octopus Investments

16:55
Panel Session China’s role in accelerating the global CAVs and EV market
Hallie Liao, George Ye
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Panel Session

China’s role in accelerating the global CAVs and EV market

There is currently no description

Speakers

Hallie Liao

Shenzhen Bus Group

George Ye

Ubipos

17:20
TaaS Awards Presentations
17:45
Networking Drinks and Nibbles
Day 2 - Wednesday 10th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:50
Housekeeping
09:00
The regulatory drive for electric cars
Greg Archer, Transport and Environment Group
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The regulatory drive for electric cars

EU car CO2 regulation for carmakers to achieve an average 95g/km in 2020/1 is imminent and companies face a huge challenge to meet their targets and avoid massive fines. Emissions are currently around 119g/km and rising as a result of the growth in SUVs, ever increasing power and the collapse in diesel sales. To close the emissions gap carmakers are rolling out new, more competitively priced, electric and plug-in hybrid models and actively marketing these. The presentation examines the strategies carmakers are adopting and meet their goals; the level of electric car sales needed to avoid fines; and the possible impacts of Brexit. It will also consider how subsequent targets for 2025 and 2030 will continue to shape the auto industry and how quickly the market will need to shift fully to zero emissions to ultimately achieve the Paris climate goals. Policies needed to underpin the transformation are also outlined.

Speaker

Greg Archer

UK Director at Transport and Environment Group


Greg Archer is UK Director of the environmental group Transport and Environment (T&E). He joined in 2012 and recently returned to the UK from working in Brussels where he’d lead the clean vehicles campaigning for European NGO’s. Greg’s team were a driving force behind a raft of new EU car emissions regulations that are now shaping the automotive industry. They helped expose the breadth of the Dieselgate Scandal in Europe and shaped subsequently regulation. Greg was also the lead advocate for tough car CO2 regulations that are now driving the industry to supply and sell electric cars in Europe. Before joining T&E, Greg was Director of UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and also worked as a non-executive director for the UK Government's Renewable Fuels Agency and Cenex, a centre of excellence for low carbon technologies. A chemist by training, Greg describes himself as a “pragmatic environmentalist.”

09:15
The demand for electrical vehicles is growing. Which barriers are left?
Philippe Vangeel, AVERE
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The demand for electrical vehicles is growing. Which barriers are left?

“As electromobility becomes more and more part of our daily lives, there are questions if the right infrastructure is in place to support the technology. Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of AVERE, will discuss, explaining how concerns about the range of e-vehicles are soon to be an issue of the past. He will illustrate how new technologies and more widespread improved and charging infrastructures make electric cars ideal for both long and short journeys”.

Speaker

Philippe Vangeel

Secretary General at AVERE


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary-General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electrical vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as a manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary-General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector.

09:30
An overview of solutions to range anxiety by key players in the EV space
Tom Lusher, Cornwall Insight
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

An overview of solutions to range anxiety by key players in the EV space

Cornwall Insight market intelligence and research from Charged Up: Future Fleet draws on real world data to show how automakers, oil majors, distribution network operators and charge point operators are working to address range anxiety in the electric vehicle market. The presentation also gives insight on the direction and pace of travel to reduce range anxiety as well as how the associated issue of experience anxiety is being tackled.

Speaker

Tom Lusher

Electric Vehicle Lead at Cornwall Insight


Tom is the electric vehicle lead in the Pixie Energy team at Cornwall Insight. He specialises in electric vehicle fleets having previously authored an option appraisal on the electrification of corporate car fleets in the UK and the insight paper Arming the Fleet – Accelerating Businesses Scale Adoption of EVs. Tom is also the author of Charged Up: Future Fleet, an insight service which sheds light on the connected electricity, EV and fleet sectors.

09:45
The consumer’s journey down electric avenue
Ian Plummer, Auto Trader
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The consumer’s journey down electric avenue

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.

Speaker

Ian Plummer

Manufacturer & Agency Director at Auto Trader


Ian joined the Company in 2017 and is responsible, in particular, for growing Auto Trader’s new car business. With 20 years of automotive experience with several brands, he is responsible for building meaningful relationships with all UK automotive manufacturers as well as their retailers to enable the development of solutions to drive new value and revenue to them, in both the new and used car space.

Previously Ian worked at Volkswagen, where he was Director of Sales Operations in the UK, responsible for all UK Volkswagen passenger car sales as well as the franchise management and commercial programmes.

Ian was also the former Managing Director of Renault Retail Group responsible for 25 Renault and Nissan dealerships, and prior to that held various international marketing, after-sales and e-business roles at Renault’s headquarters in Paris. Ian holds a BA (Hons) from Loughborough University in Economics, Politics and French, and an MBA from IMD-Theseus Institute in France.

10:00
Are we in an EV bubble or is it for real?
Dr Colin Herron , Zero Carbon Futures
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Are we in an EV bubble or is it for real?

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.

Speaker

Dr Colin Herron

Managing Director at Zero Carbon Futures


Dr Colin Herron has worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years including 17 years at Nissan in Sunderland. In 2005, Colin joined North East England’s Regional Development Agency working with national Government to grow the automotive economy in the region and input into electric vehicle policy.  launched Zero Carbon Futures in 2011 as a not-for-profit, electric vehicle consultancy.  The company has overseen the growth of electric vehicle charging infrastructure networks – starting at a regional level and now working across the UK to develop rapid charge networks as well as advising towns, cities and governments on how best to adapt to the introduction of low carbon vehicles. He is currently an advisor to the Mayor of London and Transport for London advising on their EV infrastructure requirements to 2025.
Colin has a PhD in Engineering; an MSc in Manufacturing and sits on the IET’s manufacturing policy panel. He was recently awarded a CBE for services to business and renewable energy.
 

10:15
Enabling a national ultra-rapid charging network: how and when?
Laura Rainey , National Grid
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Enabling a national ultra-rapid charging network: how and when?

EVs create many new opportunities to refuel – at home, at work, at the cinema, the list goes on. But the need for quick, reliable and convenient refueling on long journeys along our motorways and major A-roads will remain.

What could a strategic national ultra rapid charging network could look like? What energy infrastructure is needed to enable it and by when? What do Industry and Policy Makers need to prioritise to unlock this opportunity and avoid risks of a delay to EV uptake? Join this session to find out.

Speaker

Laura Rainey

Senior Project Manager - EVs at National Grid


In my current role at National Grid my focus is on ensuring our transmission network plays a proactive role in enabling the uptake of electric vehicles.

Previously I’ve held a range of roles commercialising new energy technologies and delivering infrastructure investments, including in distributed energy solutions, electric vehicle charging solutions, offshore wind, bioenergy, CCS, energy storage and PV. I’ve worked at National Grid Ventures, the Energy Technologies Institute and Ofgem.

10:30
Panel Session There is no need to be anxious about range! Driving forward consumer EV uptake as we accelerate to TaaS
Louis Debatte-Monroy, Ian Plummer, Philippe Vangeel, Liam Lidstone
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Panel Session

There is no need to be anxious about range! Driving forward consumer EV uptake as we accelerate to TaaS

There is currently no description

Speakers

Louis Debatte-Monroy

TomTom

Ian Plummer

Auto Trader

Philippe Vangeel

AVERE

Liam Lidstone

Energy Systems Catapult

10:55
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Addressing range anxiety with location technology
Louis Debatte-Monroy, TomTom
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Addressing range anxiety with location technology

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.

Speaker

Louis Debatte-Monroy

Strategic Product Marketing Manager at TomTom


Global product Marketing and Strategy for Maps, Traffic and Location Technology in the Enteprise & Government space.

Spotting trends. Identifying new markets. Developing innovative concepts in partnership with product units. Designing and implementing go-to-market strategies. Defining value propositions, messaging and marketing plans. Spreading product expertise and more importantly, enabling sales!

11:45
The xEV Revolution – Powertrain Scenarios of The Future
Stephanie Schenk, McKinsey & Company
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

The xEV Revolution – Powertrain Scenarios of The Future

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.  

Speaker

Stephanie Schenk

Research Specialist, Automotive & Assembly at McKinsey & Company


Stephanie is a Research Specialist with McKinsey & Company in Munich, who joined the Firm in 2014. She is a member of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility as well as the McKinsey Automotive & Assembly Knowledge Team. Stephanie focuses on analysis around vehicle electrification and the EV ecosystem and has comprehensive experience especially with respect to industry dynamics, market drivers and consumer trends. She co-leads McKinsey’s Electric Vehicle Index and co-authored several EV-related articles (e.g., “The global electric vehicle market is amped up and on the rise” (May 2018)). Stephanie holds a diploma degree in business administration from University Kempten and Seville. 

12:00
Is multi-industry convergence the fastest way to achieve the electric vehicle (EV) rollout?
Yunus Ozler, EY Sayeh Ghanbari , EY
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

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

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.

Speakers

Yunus Ozler

Partner, Advisory at EY


Yunus is a business advisor with 16 years of experience in the UK, Ireland, Turkey and the Middle East focusing primarily on the Energy sector.

Yunus advises his clients both in developing profitable growth strategies and also, and more importantly, in helping them execute these through business, customer, technology or regulatory driven transformation programmes.

His specialism is both in today’s high value areas such as cost reduction, customer service, operational improvement, field force productivity and also in tomorrow's opportunity areas such as digitisation, innovation, smart metering, smart infrastructure, connected homes and distributed energy.

Yunus holds degrees in industrial engineering and international economics; and lives with his wife and two children in Wimbledon.


Sayeh Ghanbari

Partner at EY


Sayeh is a Partner at EY and an award winning strategy and change consultant, focusing on transport and infrastructure sectors.

Sayeh usually works with clients who are facing new and significant challenges, helping them develop innovative strategies, new business models and transformation programmes.


12:15
Mobility trends in Europe – opportunities for new products & services
Dr Richard Riley, Element Energy
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

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Mobility trends in Europe – opportunities for new products & services

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. 


Speaker

Dr Richard Riley

Senior Consultant at Element Energy


Richard is a Senior Consultant at Element Energy and works predominantly in the transport sector. Before joining Element, his work focused on delivering emission factors for policy makers and consumers. This work included drive cycle and test procedure analysis for Transport & Environment and on-road vehicle testing for Leeds City Council.  Since joining Element in 2016, Richard conducted several authoritative studies on drive cycle analysis and vehicle modelling, the transition to alternative powertrains and new mobility trends.

12:30
The Faraday Battery Challenge – how the UK can benefit from Government and Industry investing and working together
Jacqui Murray , Innovate UK
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

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The Faraday Battery Challenge – how the UK can benefit from Government and Industry investing and working together

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Jacqui Murray

Deputy Director - Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK

12:45
Impacts and opportunities from batteries – from the car to 2nd life to recycling
Celine Cluzel, Element Energy
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

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Impacts and opportunities from batteries – from the car to 2nd life to recycling

With increased EV uptake, there is growing concern about the fate of end-of-life batteries, from both an economic and environmental perspective. As such, research into recycling and assessment of techniques used to determine their second life potential is ongoing. The re-use of car batteries is an integral contribution to the circular economy for low-carbon mobility, simultaneously extending the battery value chain and minimising waste. However, EVs also have an impact on the environmental performance of the electricity system, if they help to maximise the use of renewable generation.
This presentation will summarise key learnings and real-world implications from recent projects that assessed complementary aspects of batteries life, answering the following questions:
-    How long will batteries last in a car and will managed charging affect this?
-    Can EVs help the integration of renewable generation?
-    Are consumers likely to engage in smart charging? [results from randomised controlled trial]
-    What are the current recycling options in Europe? Is there enough capacity? What are the costs of repurposing batteries and competitiveness to new batteries?
This presentation will draw on several studies conducted recently by Element Energy, notably the ‘Battery on wheels’ report that was launched in Brussels in June 2019, and the ETI CVEI project.


Speaker

Celine Cluzel

Director at Element Energy


Starting her career as a mechanical engineer, Celine gained 7 years’ experience in the automotive sector in France and the UK before taking an MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures from Imperial College London.

Celine leads the transport team in the London office of Element Energy, and has delivered numerous projects related to gas, electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well as studies on autonomous vehicles. Celine has developed detailed knowledge of technology cost & performance and consumer behaviour, that she combines with her expertise in refuelling infrastructure rollout strategies to provide fresh insights to this evolving sector. She regularly works for the UK Department for Transport, the European Climate Foundation as well as major UK cities.

13:00
Lunch Break
14:10
Panel Session The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses, taxis and trucks
Kevin Leary, Peter Dow, Hallie Liao, Daan Nap, Rubina Singh, James Carter
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Panel Session

The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses, taxis and trucks

The driving forces for commercial vehicle electrification include vehicle technology improvements (and subsequent cost declines), the changing policy landscape around emissions reductions and commitments by vehicle manufacturers. What are the next steps in electrifying TaaS?

Speakers

Kevin Leary

PowerHydrant

Peter Dow

Geely

Hallie Liao

Shenzhen Bus Group

Daan Nap

ABB

Rubina Singh

Centrica

James Carter

Vision Mobility

14:35
The Importance of Lithium for the Development of Electric Cars
Vincent Ledoux Pedailles , Infinity Lithium
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

The Importance of Lithium for the Development of Electric Cars

There is a fantastic momentum around the development of Electric Vehicles across the world and Europe is investing billions of Euros to transform its auto industry and become a leader in electrified mobility. The continent is also starting to welcome large investments for lithium-ion battery factories but further upstream, in lithium mining and refining, Europe is lagging behind. Infinity Lithium and its San Jose project in Extremadura, Spain, represents a strategic investment supporting the development of a more integrated and regionalised lithium-ion battery and auto industry.

Speaker

Vincent Ledoux Pedailles

Executive Director - Corporate Strategy at Infinity Lithium


Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles is Executive Director - Corporate Strategy at Infinity Lithium Corporation. Infinity Lithium is developing lithium production in Europe to power a renewable future.
He previously worked at IHS Markit where he led the lithium and battery materials research team. The team covers the entire industry’s supply chain from the extraction of the raw materials to their conversion to chemicals and battery materials used in cathodes, all the way to their end uses such as electric vehicles, energy storage systems, portable electronics and others.
Earlier in his career, he worked for Talison Lithium located in Perth, Australia, tracking the lithium industry in China and Europe. He also worked for Roskill, an international metals and minerals research and consulting company, where he monitored various metals and industrial minerals markets.
Mr Ledoux-Pedailles is a regular speaker at various industry events across the world presenting at chemical, mining, and energy related conferences.

14:50
Prototyping and Industrialisation of Solid State Battery Technology for Performance BEV and Electric Aircraft Propulsion System Applications
Max Wojtynia, P3 group
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EV battery performance and costs

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

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.

Speaker

Max Wojtynia

Senior Consultant eMobility at P3 group


Max Wojtynia is a Senior Consultant within the Electric Mobility team at P3 automotive. For the majority of his time at P3, he has supported automotive OEMs as well as Tier1 suppliers, but also international chemicals oil & gas players. His expertise lies in fast charging strategies, high-end battery-electric powertrains as well as the charging and battery value chain for electric mobility. Additionally, Max is responsible for technology studies for Electric Mobility. Before working at P3, Max gained his Master’s degree in Business Adminstration and Engineering in Munich.

15:05
The innovative Lithium Sulfur Rechargeable Battery Technology: benefits for commercial EV and Aerospace.
Guillaume de Forton, Oxis Energy
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EV battery performance and costs

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The innovative Lithium Sulfur Rechargeable Battery Technology: benefits for commercial EV and Aerospace.

OXIS develop the rechargeable Lithium Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology. Based near Oxford, we have a range of facilities including laboratories with research, production equipments and one of the largest dry rooms in Europe.
We currently manufacture pouch cells out of our facility in the UK and in the near future we will mass produce cells in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The major strength of the technology is the high specific energy density (450 Wh/kg demonstrated on R&D cells).
The technology has the potential to boost the range and payload of electric vehicles and improve the overall safety of the battery packs.

Speaker

Guillaume de Forton

Head of Business Development at Oxis Energy


In 2006 Guillaume gained a MA in International Business at the ICHEC Management School in Brussels. He possesses 13 years of professional sales experience. He started his career with two year-long internships with China Engine Corporation in Taiwan and SINBON Electronics in Shanghai. He then became Area Sales Manager for Alphamin SA in Belgium before moving to XNC Energy where he was Sales Director. Guillaume joined OXIS Energy in January 2015 as Head of Business Development in charge of generating new business from the Aerospace and Automotive sectors

15:20
Modular Battery Systems for On- and Off-Highway Vehicles
Stephen Irish , Hyperdrive Innovation Limited
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

Modular Battery Systems for On- and Off-Highway Vehicles

•    Taking Nissan LEAF cell technology into new markets and applications.
•    Dealing with conflicting requirements across on- and off-highway vehicle and machine types using a modular battery pack approach.
•    Minimising development costs and reducing time to market, especially for OEMS without in-house electrification expertise.
•    Analysis of modular cooling systems to extend cell operating range and lifecycle both in high and low ambient conditions (thermal management)
•    Creating a new product through design, development and prototype


Speaker

Stephen Irish

Commercial Director at Hyperdrive Innovation Limited


Stephen has substantial experience in technology development and product delivery having worked in tier one automotive supply chain companies, OEMs and engineering consultancies. He wrote his degree thesis on electric and hybrid vehicle technology almost 20 years ago and is a founding director of Hyperdrive Innovation.

15:35
Software first approach for energy storage & management
Alex Collet, ION Energy
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EV battery performance and costs

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Software first approach for energy storage & management

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Alex Collet

Co-Founder & CTO at ION Energy


Alexandre hails from France and earned his masters’ degree in Power Electronics from The National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He now has a decade of experience leading a team through technical innovation in the energy storage field. From developing silicon chip prototypes to working on remote data acquisition, he is a technology agnostic engineer constantly looking to improve battery performance metrics. He founded Freemens in 2011 with his professor and co-founder, Mr Jean-Christophe Crebier (PhD) a renowned expert in the field of silicon integration. Freemens was acquired by ION Energy in early 2018.

15:50
Closing Remarks

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