Formula E focus for LowCVP Conference 2015June 22, 2015
This year’s LowCVP Annual Conference, taking place on 24 June in Westminster, focuses on ‘The Energy for Future Transport’ and the event will discuss how Formula E can help make electric motoring mainstream in the run-up to the final e-Prix in Battersea Park on June 27-8.
Sponsored by EDF Energy, this year’s Conference will focus on future fuels for transport and the infrastructure required to support them, particularly in the city environment. It will provide an opportunity to find out how electric vehicle motor racing will affect the mainstream car market. We are delighted that FIA Formula E’s Chief Executive, Alejandro Agag, will speak at the event.
For more information visit the LowCVP 2015 Conference main page.
Christophe Arnaud of Bluepoint London will provide delegates at the Conference with the latest news on progress towards the launch of the Bolloré Group’s electric car sharing scheme – Autolib London. Smart Cities expert Dan Byles, the former MP, soldier and Polar adventurer will also speak during the post-Conference reception. They join a long list of leading speakers including the new transport minister, Andrew Jones, at the Conference entitled: ‘The Energy for Future Transport’.
This year’s event will provide an opportunity for local policy makers to find out more about best practice in low carbon road transport, particularly valuable for the twelve cities involved in OLEV’s £35m Go Ultra Low City Scheme for which final bids are due at the end of August.
The Conference morning session, chaired by ITV’s Formula E presenter Jennie Gow, will focus on how Formula E can help drive electric motoring into the mainstream. Featuring Edmund King, President of the AA, the session will also include responses from Vincent Geslin of Renault, Pascal Couasnon of Michelin and Sian Berry of the Campaign for Better Transport.
A keynote address from a leading government spokesperson will be followed by parallel sessions focusing on a roadmap for future transport fuels and the fuels infrastructure challenges we face. The sessions will include the presentation of two new reports recently commissioned by the LowCVP.
The final Conference session, Chaired by the BBC’s Roger Harrabin, will look bring together some of the earlier discussions and look at Mobility in Future Cities including a contribution from the senior environment adviser to the Mayor of London, Matthew Pencharz.
Speakers for the LowCVP Conference include:
- Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive, FIA Formula E
- Christophe Arnaud, Managing Director Bluepointlondon (‘Autolib London’)
- Sian Berry, Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport
- Richard Bruce, Director, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)
- Dan Byles, Living PlanIT (former MP, Smart Cities exper)
- Celine Cluzel, Principal Consultant, Element Energy
- Mark Constable, Senior Product Manager, Electric Vehicles and Future Heat, EDF Energy
- Richard Cook, Design Manager – Network Design, National Grid
- Dr Graham Cooley, Chief Executive, ITM Power
- Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP
- Richard Folkson, President, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
- Vincent Geslin, Deputy Programme Director for Twizy and Kangoo Z.E, Renault
- Jennie Gow, Freelance broadcaster and lead presenter of Formula E on ITV
- Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst (Chair)
- Peter Harrison, Programme Director, Transport, European Climate Foundation
- Michael Hurwitz, Director, Energy, Technology and International, Department for Transport
- Andrew Jones MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport
- Edmund King, President, AA
- Dr Jeremy Leggett, Climate policy expert and founder, Solar Century
- Patrick Lynch, Biofuels Sustainability Manager, Greenergy
- Darran Messem, Managing Director Carbon Trust Certification, Carbon Trust and Chairman, LowCVP
- Jay Parmar, Director of Policy, British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
- Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace
- Matthew Pencharz, Senior Advisor, Environment and Energy to the Mayor of London
- Dave Roberts, Project Director, My Electric Avenue
- Claire Wenner, Head of Renewable Transport, Renewable Energy Association
There is also a post-conference drinks reception, sponsored by Michelin, for networking with other delegates, VIPs and MPs.
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