The Oxford EV Summit, 4 & 5 July 2018
Start date: 04/07/2018
Cost: See Booking link in article
The two-day Oxford EV Summit brings together leaders to explore the opportunities, and the barriers, on the road towards full electro-mobility.
Participants will gain cutting edge insight to electric vehicle development and learn what is needed to overcome barriers to electric vehicle uptake.
The event, organised by Oxford City Council, with partners Green TV and Electric Drives, will focus on supporting and encouraging actions to implement policy, gain finance, change attitudes, and accelerate technology improvements.
The Oxford EV Summit will feature leading industry, public sector and industry body speakers. Companies involved include BMW, MINI, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover and the TaCheetah Formula E race team, as well as representatives from organisations including Bank of America, EDF and Bloomberg.
- Natasha Robinson, Head of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles
- Colin McKerracher, Head of Advanced Transport, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
- Ana Paola Reginatto, European Product Manager, Electric Vehicles at Nissan Motor Co.
- Mairi Brookes, Sustainable City Team Manager, Oxford City Council
When: Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th July, 2018
Where: Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, central Oxford, UK
Day 1 – Learning from success across the globe
Keynote speakers will share their vision of a rapid transition to electric vehicles.
Bringing together leading proponents from around the world, along with a global city focus, the day’s sessions will identify how to finance development, identify technical solutions, drive positive attitudinal change and build the necessary infrastructure.
Day 2 – National and local actions
Building on the shared international insights and expertise from the first day, the second day will go further into how countries and cities can take practical actions to drive the uptake of electric vehicles.
This will include how policy framework can help cities to embrace change and grasp the benefits of electric vehicles. Panel discussions will include policy, business, innovations and city successes.
The emphasis, throughout, will be on dialogue and networking; maximising business development. The summit’s focus is ‘actionable insights’.
Oxford City Council is committed to encouraging electric vehicle take up.
In order to tackle harmful air pollution levels across Oxford, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council announced plans in October 2017 to introduce the world’s first Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre.
The zone will ban all emitting vehicles in phases, starting with some vehicle types and a small number of streets in 2020 and, as vehicle technology develops, moves to all vehicle types across the whole city centre in 2035.
Its full implementation would take air pollution levels in Oxford city centre down to near-background levels. For example in the city centre’s most polluted street, George Street, a 74 per cent reduction in toxic nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels is expected by 2035.
Oxford City Council, supported by Oxfordshire County Council, also recently secured funding from government to:
- Purchase electric vehicles for Covered Market traders (£200,000)
- Introduce the first fully electric double-decker buses to Oxford later this year (£1.7 million)
- Install charging points for electric taxis (£500,000)
- Install over 100 electric vehicle charging points for Oxford residents to support the zone’s implementation (£800,000).
The Government announced plans in July 2017 to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040.
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