Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for low emission vehicles - infrastructure, investment and delivering ‘The Road to Zero Strategy'

Morning, Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Central London


This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for the development and rollout of low emission vehicles as the Government releases its ‘The Road to Zero’ strategy aiming to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.

Sessions will discuss the challenges and opportunities in delivering the strategy including plans for the expansion of green infrastructure across the country, how best to reduce emissions from the vehicles already on the UK’s roads, and next steps for increasing uptake of zero emission cars, vans and trucks.

Delegates will also discuss the potential impact of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act - which seeks to improve the availability of electric charge points and insurance for driverless cars, the role of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce to be set up as part of the strategy - as well as the challenges for promoting innovation in hybrid and battery technology, and priorities for attracting investment in new types of electric vehicles.

Guest of Honour

Natasha Robinson

Head, Office of Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport

Guest of Honour

Natasha Robinson

Head, Office of Low Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport

Keynote Speakers

Paul Campion

Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

Philippa Oldham

Head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre


Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Helen Goodman MP

Helen Goodman MP, Shadow Minister, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


David Martell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chargemaster

Jonas Strömberg

Sustainability Director, Buses & Coaches, Scania

Councillor Will Pascall

Lead Member, Streets, Planning & Transport, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Karl Anders

National EV Manager, Nissan GB

Daniel Saunders

Investment Director, Octopus Investments

Rhian Kelly

Head, UK & EU Public Affairs, National Grid

Ross Fairley

Partner and Head of Energy, Power and Utilities, Burges Salmon

Tom Pakenham

Director, Electric Vehicles, Ovo Energy

Matt Dyer

Managing Director, LeasePlan UK