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 and Introduction by conference chair Malcolm Earp
09:00
Ultra-fast charging facilitating uptake of Electric Vehicles
Jo Dally, 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

Jo Dally

City Partnerships Director at BP


Dr Jo Dally is City Partnerships Director in BP’s Advanced Mobility Unit. Jo's role focuses on developing partnerships with cities and their networks to respond to new and disruptive trends in mobility. Before joining BP Jo led Policy teams at the Royal Society, and before that in the Civil Service where last role was as Deputy Director for Horizon Scanning and Emerging Technologies in the Government Office of Science.


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
Enabling EV affordability with innovative engineering and financing. Essential to achieving “Cleaner Air For a Healthier Future”
Robin Hughes, Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Enabling EV affordability with innovative engineering and financing. Essential to achieving “Cleaner Air For a Healthier Future”

The Philippines government decision to replace more than 4,000,000 old polluting Public Transport vehicles (PUV) is commendable. In the longer term non-fossil fuel PUV are the sustainable solution –Battery Electric Vehicles – BEV.

The challenge is to provide a financial mechanism that allows for marginalised borrowers to afford their vehicles, structure the PUV fleet management policy that enables all who wish to participate, provide a refuelling infrastructure (battery charging) that guarantees an operational range without STOPPING to charge.

Affordability is achieved through the use of innovative and institutionally acceptable repayment plans.

Where the grid supply is erratic (even in the cities) electricity must be available for the EV to refuel and operate. An EV charging solution that does not overload the available capacity and cause a "brownout", nor result in the vehicle to be a victim of one, requires a proven, reliable and affordable solutions.

Technological advancement now enables the required commercial (earning) range to be guaranteed for the entire operational period


Speaker

Robin Hughes

Founder at Clean Vehicles Solutions Asia


Robin Hughes B.Sc. Econ is a UK Citizen, and the founder of Clean Vehicle Solutions (Asia) Ltd. He has lived in Asia Pacific for 35 years

Following a career in risk management and treasury training, since 2000 he has focused on commissioning “CleanAir for a Healthier Future”, Public Transport Programmes in ASEAN and developing countries in Asia Pacific.

Recent research includes “EV Affordability for marginalised borrowers” in emerging markets, and “Range Extending-on-board charging for commercial and Public Transport EV” applications

He is currently focused on delivering EV to passenger transport and logistics markets, under the mantra of EV- achieving optimum “APPLICATION, ACCESS, and AFFORDABILITY”


09:45
Introducing residential street light charging to the UK - The journey so far
James Everley, ubitricity
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Introducing residential street light charging to the UK - The journey so far

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

James Everley

UK Business Development & Operations Director at ubitricity


James Everley is the UK Business Development Director for ubitricity.  Over the last three years he has helped ubitricity to grow from the first proof of concept installation in a Hounslow street light, and initial council trials, to receiving regulatory approval and a partnership with Siemens which is on course to delivery over 1,000 sockets for London and its residents this summer.

10:00
TaaS Unlocked: Electric Forecourts® A UK Network of Convenient, Dependable and Reliable Ultra-fast Charging
Jerry Stokes, Gridserve
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

TaaS Unlocked: Electric Forecourts® A UK Network of Convenient, Dependable and Reliable Ultra-fast Charging

To meet the needs of the rapidly growing numbers of EV drivers whether car owners, those using TaaS or those with a subscription model convenient, reliable and economic charging infrastructure is essential.

GRIDSERVE are building a UK-wide network of Electric Forecourts® which will meet this need through enabling ultra-rapid sub-30 minute charging of multiple EV’s simultaneously all located adjacent to major road networks.

The presentation will share details of this exciting development.


Speaker

Jerry Stokes

Gridserve

10:15
Panel Session Putting EV charging infrastructure at the centre of local authorities clean air strategies
Thomas Hurst, 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

Thomas Hurst

Fastned UK

Tim Anderson

Energy Saving Trust

Llewelyn Morgan

Oxfordshire County Council

Sara Sloman

Go Ultra Low West

Chris Cox

Cenex

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
Fastned: Building an Open, Pan-European Network of high-powered Electric Vehicle Filling Stations
Thomas Hurst, Fastned UK
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Fastned: Building an Open, Pan-European Network of high-powered Electric Vehicle Filling Stations

This presentation will introduce the Fastned high-power charging station concept and explore the lessons learned over Fastned’s 7+ years of infrastructure experience. Growing and operating a network of over 100 high-power charging hubs for electric vehicles from scratch in The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom; what’s next for faster charging? Where are the opportunities? What are the barriers?

Speaker

Thomas Hurst

Network Development Manager at Fastned UK


As UK Network Development Manager with Fastned, Tom is responsible for delivering a growing network of Fastned rapid charging hubs across the United Kingdom.
An engineer and Chartered Environmentalist by background, Tom spent six years working in energy and climate strategy at Arup before joining Fastned in 2017. He advised city, regional, and national governments on all aspects of delivering a sustainable, low-carbon economy. In so doing he identified the huge need and opportunity for transformative change in the transport sector, and so joined a company leading the charge in rolling out high-quality electromobility infrastructure across Europe.

11:45
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).

12:00
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. 

12:15
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.

12:30
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.

12:45
Progress on EV adoption – solutions update: Range anxiety
André ten Bloemendal, ChargePoint Inc
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Progress on EV adoption – solutions update: Range anxiety

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.


13:00
Lunch Break
14:15
Improving the Charge and Drive Ecosystem - a human centered perspective
Pieter Waller, Chargetrip
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Progress on EV adoption – solutions update

Presentation

Improving the Charge and Drive Ecosystem - a human centered perspective

The charge- and drive ecosystem is broken. It’s hard for private and commercial drivers to use EVs over longer distances, across borders, or commercially with high intensity.

As an e-mobility industry we need to fix he resulting adoption barriers if we want to accelerate mass EV adoption. There isn't a silver bullet. A range of solutions need to be used, across industry silos, to make driving electric effortless, affordable, and fun for everyone.

It is time for the E-mobility industry to become user centric and align with the needs and behaviours of ordinary people and businesses.


Speaker

Pieter Waller

Co-Founder and CCO at Chargetrip


Pieter Waller is a serial entrepreneur, user-centric innovator, co-founder and CCO of Chargetrip – a smart navigation platform for electric mobility that aims to accelerate global mass EV-adoption. Prior to founding Chargetrip he was responsible for the creation of successful Fintech, VOD and E-commerce products, and led marketing teams at Bacardi and Louis Vuitton. Pieter is deeply interested in understanding the needs and behaviours of people and uncovering how these can be tied to sustainable objectives. He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two sons.

14:30
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

We all know the benefits of adopting EVs within our businesses, but complexity in deployment, significant initial capex requirements and speed of change of the technology has made businesses conservative in their progress into this space. This has lead to a confusing and sprawling market place, filled with an illusion of choice, dominated by monopolies in charging infrastructure in the UK. By focusing on an integrated approach to the deployment of EV tech, the presentation will highlight the hidden value of EVs, How to leverage energy markets to our advantage and improve driver experience both at home and on the road.

Speaker

Robert Labinski

Head of EV Business Solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles


Rob is Head of Business Solutions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, part of the Octopus Group of businesses investing in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. Rob is a Marine Biologist that jumped into the energy industry after seeing the massive impact of global warming on our oceans. He has spent the last ten years right at the forefront of smart grids and energy optimisation, building virtual power plants and energy solutions that drive down the cost of energy by aligning consumption with the availability of renewable energy on wholesale and balancing markets. Now at Octopus EV, Rob's role focuses on scaling smart and cost effective solutions for businesses looking to take advantage of the rapidly changing EV market place, ensuring green energy and zero emissions vehicles can be used to drive significant social and economic changes, business differentiation and future markets.

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
Scalable EV Charging Infrastructure for TaaS: Think Outside the “Gas Station” Box
Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, GE
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Future mobility, EVs and Smart Cities

Presentation

Scalable EV Charging Infrastructure for TaaS: Think Outside the “Gas Station” Box

This talk will outline the challenges in EV charging scalability for TaaS and fleet EV charging applications, from multiple perspectives: economic (capex, opex), flexibility, electrical & space constraints, zero-emissions charging and smart grid services. We challenge the “gas station” model of a few dedicated chargers, and make a case for “systems” thinking in EV charging -- we need more numbers of EV chargers, platform based flexibility in electrical/mechanical and software-defined control to handle constraints and opportunities dynamically. We also describe the upside for TaaS fleets and paint possible scenarios that could be enabled.

 

Speaker

Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

Executive Leader of Growth at GE


Shiv is Executive Leader of Growth Offerings at GE Power Conversion responsible for new offerings in e-Mobility & digital/AI. Previously he was at IBM Research - India, and the Chief Scientist of IBM Research - Australia. Before IBM, he was a tenured Full Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. He has degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (B.Tech), Ohio State University (MS, PhD) and RPI (MBA). Shiv is a Fellow of the IEEE (2010), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015), ACM Distinguished Scientist (2010), MIT Technology Review TR100 young innovator (1999).

15:45
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
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

Presentation

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

16:45
Panel Session Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility
Edward Ataii, Daniel Saunders, Filippo Gaddo, Adrian Del Maestro
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Panel Session

Infrastructure and EV investment models to drive forward future mobility

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Speakers

Edward Ataii

KPMG

Daniel Saunders

Octopus Investments

Filippo Gaddo

ARUP

Adrian Del Maestro

PwC Strategy&

17:40
TaaS Awards Presentations
18:00
Networking Drinks and Nibbles
Day 2 - Wednesday 10th July 2019
08:00
Registration
08:50
Housekeeping and Introduction by conference chair Malcolm Earp
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
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!

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
Big batteries (stationary) unlocking small batteries (EVs)
Edward Sargent, Pivot Power
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EV & AV support services

Presentation

Big batteries (stationary) unlocking small batteries (EVs)

This presentation's abstract will be available shortly.

Speaker

Edward Sargent

Business Development Director at Pivot Power


Edward has spent the last 15 years working with customers to deliver innovation in energy and storage solutions.  At Pivot Power, he is masterminding the company’s EV charging SuperHubs and establishing the power-offtake partnerships that will bring MW scale power and charging solutions to the regions hosting a Pivot Power battery.  In particular, he is developing partnerships with logistics, last mile delivery and transport companies to provide the power that will enable the electrification of their fleets.  Connecting directly onto the transmission network enables Pivot Power to offer the MW of power required to charge fleets on mass, at high speed and at low cost to the customer. 
 
In the build up to Pivot, Edward cut his teeth delivering energy savings and sustainable solutions for landlords, asset managers, public sector and commercial developers.  Following that he moved into electricity supply at Tempus Energy before being head hunted to his more recent post at Tesla, where he built and ran the UK and Ireland for Tesla’s Powerpack.

10:15
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.

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, Edward Sargent
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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

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Speakers

Louis Debatte-Monroy

TomTom

Ian Plummer

Auto Trader

Philippe Vangeel

AVERE

Liam Lidstone

Energy Systems Catapult

Edward Sargent

Pivot Power

10:55
Morning Refreshment Break
11:30
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.
 

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 - Ernst & Young LLP Samuel Pachoud , EY - Ernst & Young LLP
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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 - Ernst & Young LLP


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.


Samuel Pachoud

Senior Manager at EY - Ernst & Young LLP


Samuel is a Senior Manager in the EY Advisory practices with several years of experience within the Energy & Infrastructure sector. He has extensive experience on leading business transformation programme for asset intensive clients, focussing on sustainable change within the organisations.
Samuel advises Energy clients (incumbents and new entrants) on how to respond to disruptive innovation & technologies (soft - AI, Blockchain, RPA, platforming,... and hard - storage, EV, DER,...), how to adapt their business models and identify new revenue streams.
Samuel holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science as well as a MCs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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

Presentation

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
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

Presentation

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.

12:45
Q & A Time
13:00
Lunch Break
14:10
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.

14:25
Panel Session The next steps in electrifying TaaS, including buses, taxis and trucks
Kevin Leary, Daan Nap, Rubina Singh, James Carter, Kiran Devlukia
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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

Daan Nap

ABB

Rubina Singh

Centrica

James Carter

Vision Mobility

Kiran Devlukia

Tata Technologies

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

Presentation

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

Presentation

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
LIGHTWEIGHT POWERFUL BATTERIES TO POWER MOBILITY
Malcolm Earp, The Ultimate Battery Company
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EV battery performance and costs

Presentation

LIGHTWEIGHT POWERFUL BATTERIES TO POWER MOBILITY

Ultimate Battery has taken bipolar compact battery architecture and repurposed it for the 21st Century.
After extensive development we’ve perfected a conductive polymer plate which provides double energy density enabling us to mass produce lighter smaller, more powerful batteries in any chemistry.
In proof of concept prototypes, we’ve been able to pitch lead against lithium weight for weight at battery pack level, and at less than 50% of the cost.
For the first time we have a much less expensive alternative to the Lithium ion EV battery reducing not only the cost but also enabling the battery to be built to any shape to fit the vehicle design.

Speaker

Malcolm Earp

Chief Commercial Officer at The Ultimate Battery Company


Malcolm has an extensive international background in automotive specialising in ownership and distribution. From a motor group background, and European responsibility with an OEM Malcolm has spent most of his career advising OEMs on 5 Continents and managing consulting businesses there.

A committed ‘futurist’ Malcolm was a member of the team which launched the world’s 1st real time electronic auction in 1993. Since then he’s been involved in several new technology solutions including the first automotive website in 1997, and the UK’s first automotive digital retailing channel.

Currently he’s leading the international development of the fastest customer engagement service in the world, the leading automotive on-line financing platform, and launching a breakthrough energy storage technology business which has the potential to reduce the cost of EVs below that of ICE vehicles.

Malcolm believes we are at the start of the next ‘industrial revolution’ and is excited to be part of TaaS which he regards as key to defining the future of mobility.

15:50
Closing Remarks

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