Annual Electric Vehicle Event

6th Annual Electric Vehicle Online Event – Thursday 8th October 2020 – (10am-1pm) FREE to attend.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be running this year’s event virtually via Webex.

We are delighted to welcome Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity who will give the keynote address.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Sveinung André Kvalø (Senior Advisor from Norwegian EV Association)
  • Stephen Rennie (ConnectedKerb)
  • Martin Whiteford (Anderson Strathern)
  • Barry Carruthers (Scottish Power)
  • Neil Leckie (Energy Saving Trust)
  • Andy Robinson (Transport Scotland)
  • Nigel Holmes (SHFCA)
  • Lynne Short (Dundee City Council)
  • Prof Tariq Muneer
  • Prof Pat Langdon, Interim Head of TRI
  • Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager

‘A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest’ is the latest UK government plan.  People will only be able to buy electric (EV) or hydrogen cars and vans, once the ban comes into effect. This change comes after recognition that year 2040 would be too late if the UK wants to achieve its target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050. The announcement comes as the world prepares for the UN-led COP26 summit to be hosted in Glasgow this November.

We are looking to address the following areas of interest:

•             Scottish Government led national policy issues

•             Local government led inducements

•             Required grid-based electricity charging capacity

•             Local renewable energy generation

•             EV users’ perspective

•             Available EV stock

•             Research regarding positive and negative impacts of EV production and use

The recording of the event can be viewed here.

A number of questions were raised during the event, some of which can be found here with their answers: