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TRI’s 5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event

9 October 2019 @ 9.30am - 4.00pm


Edinburgh Napier’s 5th Annual Electric Vehicle Event is taking place on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at the Rivers Suite and Chapel, Craiglockhart Campus.  Registration and tea/coffee will start at 9.30am, with presentations at 10am and an approximate finish of 4pm.   There will also be a mid-morning break for tea, coffee and cake and an opportunity to view the vehicles, exhibition stands and network.  Registration fee ranges from £20 to £40 and includes lunch and refreshments.

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity has confirmed that he will give the keynote address. Andy Robinson, Head of ULEV delivery from Transport Scotland will also speak at the event and we are grateful to Transport Scotland for their continued support.

The themes for this year are:

• Electric 2/3 wheelers
• Policy issues and practice
• New developments

We have confirmed speakers from:

• Björn Hasselgren, Senior Advisor at the Swedish Transport Administration Trafikverket, Sweden – ‘ERS-systems in Sweden – current plans and challenges’
• Ellie Grebenik, Senior Programme Manager, Scottish Transport, Energy Saving Trust – ‘eBikes – Reinventing the (bicycle) wheel’
• James McKemey, Head of Insights, PodPoint – ‘Mass adoption of electric vehicles and the opportunities for Smart Charging’
• Adam Reid, Peddlesmart – ‘Achieving successful active travel (focus on pedal-power) in towns and cities’
• Dr Jonathan Cowie, Edinburgh Napier University – ‘Are friends electric? Rethinking city logistics’
• Keith Watson, Alexander Dennis – ‘Electrification of bus’
• Jim Blair, Operations Manager, Arnold Clark – ‘A practical view of Electric vehicles’
• Colin Cochrane, Edinburgh Napier University research student – ‘Design of a Solar Sourced, Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for use in India’
• Keith Alcock, Edinburgh Napier University research student – ‘The thermal management of Lithium-ion batteries using foam material’


  • Energy Saving Trust
  • Energy Technology Partnership
  • Electric Boat Organisation
  • EVA Scotland
  • Spokes
  • Co-Wheels Car Club

Vehicles on display from:

  • Alexander Dennis – fully electric double decker bus
  • Western Volkswagen – e-golf
  • Arnold Clark – Hyundai Kona
  • Electric Cycle Co – 5/6 electric bikes including e-cargo bike
  • SEStran – e-bike
  • Stephen Peffers/Vic Young Conversions – Nissan ENV200 with Black Cab Specification
  • Zedify – Bullitt

There will be an opportunity to test ride the electric bikes.

EV Programme 2019.


Adam Reid.PS Active Travel v9

Bjorn Hasselgren.SE Business models for ERS 191009

Mass Adoption of EVs & the Opportunities for Smart Charging

Napier EV Presentation – eBikes – Ellie Grebenik


Delegates’ feedback from last year included:

“one of the best networking opportunities of the year within Scotland’s transport sector”

“this is the second event I have attended and once again it has been very interesting, relevant and informative”

“good mix of speakers and topics”

“enjoyed the broad range of topics …. nice size of event as well ….”

“the venue is great and a thank you to all the catering staff for their efficient, professional service. Really enjoyed the presentations, a good variety of speakers, especially the Skype call from Sweden”

“Thanks for yet another successful conference!”

” …. it was exceptionally well run and all the speakers were excellent”


TRI blog: https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/tri/
Twitter: @EdNapierTRI
Email: evseminar@napier.ac.uk
Tel: 0131 455 2951


9 October 2019
9.30am - 4.00pm
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Rivers Suite, Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ United Kingdom
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