Electric vehicles seminar

In January we co-hosted a seminar with Engenie and Renewable UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities around electric vehicles (EVs) as society pursues zero-emissions transportation.

Electric Vehicles: Unlocking the Potential

Insight events bring together industry leaders and advisers and provide guests with updates on industry trends and issues.
 
Bringing together the wider community to discuss the key drivers and challenges that lie at the heart of this sector. Big topics of discussion included policy, infrastructure, technology and health implications. 

 
 
EVs are fundamentally changing the way people think about travel. They also support urgent long-term efforts of the government, commerce and the public to combat air pollution and carbon emissions. Innovation in renewable energy generation, storage and distribution is also accelerating the transition to true zero-emission modes of transport.
 
We were joined by leading speakers and panel members who shared data and insight on the market and were incredibly passionate and knowledgeable. If you missed it, you can access the insights below. 

The driving force behind the rising trend in electric vehicles

Nelson Phillips, Imperial College’s Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Strategy. (Video: 10 min)

Nelson put EV into a historical context, comparing it to earlier disruptive changes in transportation technology.

Nelson Phillips, Imperial College’s Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Strategy. (Video: 10 min)

 

 

The political and policy responses to air pollution

 

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy

Shirley provided an overview of the health, regulatory and infrastructure-related challenges in the UK capital. (Video: 17 min)

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy

Shirley provided an overview of the health, regulatory and infrastructure-related challenges in the UK capital. (Video: 17 min)

 

 

The adverse health effects of air pollution

 

Professor Stephen T Holgate CBE, FMedSci, MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Professor Holgate breaks down the potentially catastrophic risk around air pollution – the world’s number one health hazard. (Video: 22 min)

 

 

Regulatory and market trends 

 

Peter Stephens, Head of UK, External & Government Affairs, Nissan

Peter explains how regulation and consumer appetite are driving mass adoption of EV. (Video: 18 min)

Peter Stephens, Head of UK, External & Government Affairs, Nissan

Peter explains how regulation and consumer appetite are driving mass adoption of EV. (Video: 18 min)

 

 

The fiscal necessity for governments to implement cleaner transport

 

Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director, RenewableUK

Emma outlines the renewables challenge around Europe and the state of the UK’s efforts to implement an energy revolution. (Video: 15 min)

 

 

Investment opportunities and activity

 

Marc Elliott (Analyst) and Maurice Hochschild (Specialist Projects), Investec

Marc explains the EV investment opportunities in the auto and utility sectors. Maurice talks about how the mass adoption of EVs in the UK, and around the world, is well underway. That’s opening ‘an extraordinary world of opportunity’, as technical, regulatory and supply challenges are being overcome. (Video: 22 min)

Marc Elliott (Analyst) and Maurice Hochschild (Specialist Projects), Investec

Marc explains the EV investment opportunities in the auto and utility sectors. Maurice talks about how the mass adoption of EVs in the UK, and around the world, is well underway. That’s opening ‘an extraordinary world of opportunity’, as technical, regulatory and supply challenges are being overcome. (Video: 22 min)

 

 

Q&A panel

 

Nelson Phillips, Chair; Ian Johnston, Engenie; Peter Stephens, Nissan; Graeme Cooper, National Grid; Dominic Phinn, ClientEarth; Jonathan Hampson, Zipcar; Emma Pinchbeck, RenewableUK; Professor Stephen T Holgate. (Video: 42 min)

 

 

 

 

Marc Elliott

Equity Analyst - Energy

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