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Next steps for Zero Emission Vehicles in the UK

Morning, Friday, 11th March 2022


This conference will examine the future for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in the UK, with discussion on:

  • progress toward the Government’s targets of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and ensuring all new cars and vans are zero emissions at the tailpipe by 2035
  • priorities for reforming the regulatory framework
  • how supply chain issues around materials and computer chips can be addressed
  • next steps for scaling up electric vehicle and charge point  rollout

Discussion will also look at how to support the UK automotive industry in the transition to ZEVs, what opportunities there are for commercialisation, and how to scale up and tackle commercial barriers in the context of the Government’s policy ambitions for transport and its net-zero targets.


We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with a senior speaker confirmed from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles; as well as further contributions from: Maria Bengtsson, Partner, UK&I Electric Vehicle Lead, EY; Toby Butler, General Manager for E-Mobility Europe, Shell; Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation; Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, SMMT; Simon Swan, Mobility Solutions Director, Arcadis; Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK; and a senior speaker confirmed from The Go-Ahead Group

Overall, we expect discussion on:

  • regulation - next steps for reform to support innovation and the development of ZEVs following the Future of transport regulatory review
  • charging - priorities for developing the energy and roadside infrastructure needed to support increased take up and ensuring it is designed in a way which supports accessibility and widespread use
  • the transition to ZEVs - the delivery plan for all cars and vans to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe by 2035
  • the vehicle market - affordability, consumer engagement, and supporting investment and competitiveness within the UK automotive industry
  • technology and supply - addressing the chip shortage, battery technology development, cost barriers, and opportunities for innovation and collaboration
  • integration - ZEVs within the design of future transport and smart transport systems
  • haulage and public transport - key issues for decarbonising heavy goods vehicles and passenger services, as well as ensuring services are not disrupted in the transition to ZEVs
  • policy priorities - what is needed from government and regulation to support the transition to zero emission vehicles

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; the Cabinet Office; Defra; the DCMS; the DIT; the DfT; DAERA, NI; FCDO; the Health and Safety Executive; HMRC; HM Treasury; the House of Commons Library; the MCA; the ORR and the Welsh Government.


This conference will examine the future for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in the UK, with discussion on:

  • progress toward the Government’s targets of ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and ensuring all new cars and vans are zero emissions at the tailpipe by 2035
  • priorities for reforming the regulatory framework
  • how supply chain issues around materials and computer chips can be addressed
  • next steps for scaling up electric vehicle and charge point  rollout

Discussion will also look at how to support the UK automotive industry in the transition to ZEVs, what opportunities there are for commercialisation, and how to scale up and tackle commercial barriers in the context of the Government’s policy ambitions for transport and its net-zero targets.


We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with a senior speaker confirmed from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles; as well as further contributions from: Maria Bengtsson, Partner, UK&I Electric Vehicle Lead, EY; Toby Butler, General Manager for E-Mobility Europe, Shell; Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation; Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, SMMT; Simon Swan, Mobility Solutions Director, Arcadis; Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK; and a senior speaker confirmed from The Go-Ahead Group

Overall, we expect discussion on:

  • regulation - next steps for reform to support innovation and the development of ZEVs following the Future of transport regulatory review
  • charging - priorities for developing the energy and roadside infrastructure needed to support increased take up and ensuring it is designed in a way which supports accessibility and widespread use
  • the transition to ZEVs - the delivery plan for all cars and vans to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe by 2035
  • the vehicle market - affordability, consumer engagement, and supporting investment and competitiveness within the UK automotive industry
  • technology and supply - addressing the chip shortage, battery technology development, cost barriers, and opportunities for innovation and collaboration
  • integration - ZEVs within the design of future transport and smart transport systems
  • haulage and public transport - key issues for decarbonising heavy goods vehicles and passenger services, as well as ensuring services are not disrupted in the transition to ZEVs
  • policy priorities - what is needed from government and regulation to support the transition to zero emission vehicles

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; the Cabinet Office; Defra; the DCMS; the DIT; the DfT; DAERA, NI; FCDO; the Health and Safety Executive; HMRC; HM Treasury; the House of Commons Library; the MCA; the ORR and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Michelle Gardner

Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK

Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation

Konstanze Scharring

Director of Policy and Government Affairs, SMMT

Simon Swan

Mobility Solutions Director, Arcadis

Keynote Speakers

Michelle Gardner

Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK

Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation

Konstanze Scharring

Director of Policy and Government Affairs, SMMT

Simon Swan

Mobility Solutions Director, Arcadis

Senior speaker confirmed from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles

Maria Bengtsson

Partner, UK&I Electric Vehicle Lead, Ernst and Young

Chair

Feryal Clark MP

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for London

Speakers

Louise Dalton

Partner, CMS

Philippa Oldham

Stakeholder Engagement Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre

Simon McGlone

Major Roads Senior Planning & Strategy Officer, Transport for the North

Jacqui Murray

Deputy Director, Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK

Toby Butler

General Manager for E-Mobility Europe, Shell

Karl Anders

Managing Director & CEO UK, Innogy eMobility

Mark Dickens

Managing Director, Elexent, Renault

Martin Dean

Managing Director, Bus Development, The Go-Ahead Group