Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Decarbonising road transport: policy options, electric vehicles and transitioning to a low carbon system

Morning, Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Central London


This timely conference focuses on next steps for decarbonising road transport in the UK, assessing commercial prospects and policy options - and the way forward for innovation in all-electric vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuels.

Discussing both private and public transport, it comes in the context of consultation on a new UK Air Quality Plan that puts forward a range of emission reduction measures.

Delegates will consider policy options including the development of Clean Air Zones, vehicle scrappage schemes, adapting driver behaviours, and initiatives to increase the uptake of alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

Sessions will also examine additional requirements specifically around electric vehicles, the role of subsidies such as the expanded Plug-In Grant and the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme, as well as the technical and regulatory priorities for increasing electrification of the road network, installation and management of new charging infrastructure, and challenges for the electricity grid for increasing demand in homes and in public places.

Guest of Honour

Richard Bruce

Director, Energy, Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport

Guest of Honour

Richard Bruce

Director, Energy, Technology and Innovation, Department for Transport

Keynote Speakers

Ian Constance

Chief Executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Speaker confirmed from UK Power Networks

Matthew Croucher

Environmental Manager - Climate Change and Business Energy, SMMT

David Martell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chargemaster


Mark Chesworth

Managing Director, Vivergo Fuels

Karl Anders

National EV Manager, Nissan GB

Frances Warburton

Partner, Energy Systems, Ofgem

Sylvia Broadley

Green Fleet Change Manager, Growth and Transportation, Birmingham City Council

Alistair Kirkbride

Executive Director, Carplus