Recently, the UK Government committed the UK to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, an ambitious goal that requires a huge expansion in the use of electric vehicles across the country.
The second edition of the EV Infrastructure Summit (25-26 March) will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in establishing a UK-wide charging infrastructure as part of the transition to zero emission vehicles. By the date of the summit, it is anticipated that OLEV will have published its proposals for high power charging, which will make the event very timely. It is also possible that the new Chancellor will have delivered a Budget before the conference, which will probably include a budgetary allocation for the delivery of OLEV’s high power charging plan.
The summit will feature insightful presentations from, and informed debate between, senior experts and government representatives on the key topics involved in the roll-out of EV infrastructure. The programme will also look at the wider implications for the interconnected transportation, infrastructure and energy industries.
The EV Infrastructure Summit provides a platform on which senior representatives from the key sectors involved will discuss the national 2050 zero-emission targets, at a time when there is a great deal of uncertainty about how they will be achieved. Energy industry leaders attend this now well established annual gathering to obtain insights that will inform their investment decisions in the upcoming year. Car manufacturers are present to strategize about their EV manufacturing strategies and to meet key stakeholders to discuss their fleet deployment in the UK. Charging infrastructure providers come to the summit so that they can understand the government’s developing policy in this area and make assessments about future demand for their product. The transition to EVs will be covered in full during two days of invaluable networking opportunities and a stellar line-up of speakers focused on highly relevant content.
Key topics will include:
- The OLEV Plan for High Power Charging
- Adapting business needs under the ULEZ
- Funding, incentives and support for EV market transition
- Charging infrastructure – reflecting on proposals for electric vehicle chargepoint smart technology regulations.
- What are the general opportunities and the main challenges?
- Delivering the UK’s long term infrastructure planning and the appropriate regime. Investing in EV infrastructure, both grid and charging – what needs to be done to make this happen and to scale?
- Perspective of the automotive industry
- The UK’s readiness to accommodate a fleet of 10 million electric vehicles
- The fleet solutions – delving deeper into a fleet’s real-world performance
- Supply chain analysis and market opportunities – vehicles, batteries and skills
- The state of EV innovation, recent developments and mid-term expectations
- Financing the scaling of EV charging infra
- The grid market impact of EV charging and V2G
Further details can be found on the event website here: www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/EVInfrastructure2020