5-6 September 2022, London

08:45 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:30 - 10:00 - Keynote

Government Perspective: National Roadmap to Implementation

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:00 - 10:30 - Keynote

Evaluating the Impact of EV on Organisations' Strategies, Fleet Electrification & Investment

Natasha Patel, Director & Board Member, Baringa & DfT's Net Zero Transport Board

  • Meeting the demands of transitioning vehicle fleets by 2030
  • What investment in infrastructure is needed to support the adoption of electric vehicles by fleet operators?
  • Addressing the additional challenges of the changing nature of requirements

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Exhibition

11:00 - 11:30 - Keynote

Delivering an EV Charging Network that Facilitates the Mass Transition to EV in the UK

Sophie Lyons, Head of Infrastructure Strategy, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport – DfT

  • Insight into the current state of the EV market and demand for refuelling on the go
  • How this is likely to increase over the next 5 years?
  • What are the main infrastructure bottle necks for rapid mass EV transition? Future proofing the network: what will be the requirements of an efficient EV charging infrastructure in 10 year’s time?

11:30 - 12:15 - Panel Discussion

Getting the Basics in Place: Planning, Legislation & Funding for Mass Rollout of EV

Sophie Lyons, Head of Infrastructure Strategy, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, Department for Transport – DfT

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Ian Plummer, Commercial Director, Auto Trader UK

Graeme Cooper, Head of Future Markets, National Grid

  • Understanding the volumes of public charging infrastructure required
  • Unlocking financing for EV infrastructure
  • Insights into consumer charging behaviour
  • Impact on electricity distribution networks

12:15 - 13:30

Lunch & Exhibition

13:30 - 13:45 - Case Studies

Charging on the Go for a Seamless Mass Transition to EV: The Future of Fast Fill Up Stations

Tom Callow, Head of Insight & External Affairs, bp pulse

  • Insight into the current demand for charging on the go
  • What are the main infrastructure bottle necks for rapid mass EV transition and how is bp pulse addressing these?
  • How is consumer behaviour evolving and what plans do you have at bp pulse to meet consumer demand?

Understanding the Impact of Vehicle Design on Future Infrastructure Requirements, Standardisation of Connectors

Jon Regnart, Automotive Trend Strategist, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

  • Rapid vs. standard charging
  • Increasing range and cost of charging

13:45 - 14:00 - Case Studies

Sharing the Benefits of Home Charging: Community Charging

Joel Teague, CEO, Co Charger Ltd

  • How can home charging become widely available?
  • What are the benefits of home charging?
  • What are the barriers to mass roll-out of home charging?

Evolving EV Vehicle Design & the Impact on EV Infrastructure

Iain Macbeth, Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy - Europe, Enterprise Holdings

  • Driver and fleet perspectives
  • In-vehicle technology and future-proofing your fleet
  • Supporting sustainable mobility

14:00 - 14:15 - Case Studies

Identifying EV Chargers En Route & at your Destination

Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-Founder and COO, Zap-Map

  • Locating and navigating to available charge points
  • Status information on each chargepoint
  • Future plans and developments

14:15 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Car Park Design for EV Optimisation

Alan Nettleton, Senior Technologist, Connected Places Catapult

  • Understanding the EV user experience
  • Designing from scratch for now
  • Scaling up for future needs

Transport Planning Strategy Towards a Joined Up Approach

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:30 - 14:45 - Case Studies

Accessibility of EV Charging Points

Liam Proudlock, Director, Proudlock Associates

  • Obligations of service providers and the Equality Act 2010
  • Building the business case for accessibility and tapping into the purple pound
  • The benefits of future proofing

Steps Towards a Coordinated Approach on Energy & Transport

Richard Halsey, Director, Energy Systems Catapult

  • Delivering electrification for vehicles across UK
  • Developing technology in charge points
  • Facilitating joined up activity across local government and industry

15:15 - 15:45

Break & Exhibition

15:45 - 16:30 - Case Studies

Charging Technology Standardisation & Convergence

  • Working towards a common standard for charger modules and components to support maintenance
  • Compatibility to enable future module standardisation
  • Modularisation and evolution

16:30 - 19:00

Evening Networking Reception & End of Day 1

08:45 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:30 - 09:45 - Case Studies

Insights into how Innovation can Tackle the Remaining Barriers to EV Charging

Chris Cox, Head of Energy Systems & Infrastructure, Cenex - The Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies

  • A look into the key challenges which still face the EV charging industry
  • An overview of key technologies and innovations taking place in this space
  • How the two come together to create a healthy industry

09:45 - 10:00 - Case Studies

Impact of Increasing Numbers of EV on Electricity Distribution Networks Including Smart Adaptability

Paul Jewell CEng FIET, System Development Manager, Western Power Distribution

  • Impact on the grid of an increase in home charging
  • Case study insights from a motorway services project around rapid charging
  • Future growth areas such as workplace, supermarkets and car parks

10:00 - 10:15 - Case Studies

Deploying an Extensive Infrastructure Network to Support Fleets Electrification

Kevin Welstead, Sector Director EV, SSE Enterprise

  • How to overcome infrastructure barriers for corporate and grey fleets
  • SSE innovative solution to support fleets and communities
  • The role of private investments to drive the infrastructure revolution

10:30 - 11:00

Break & Exhibition

11:00 - 11:20 - Case Studies

The Future of Charging: Smart Charging

Leigh Purnell, CEO, Petalite

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:20 - 11:40 - Case Studies

The Future of Charging: Developments in Dynamic Charging

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:40 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:10

Lunch & Exhibition

13:10 - 13:25 - Case Studies

What Infrastructure do we Need: Now & in the Future?

Chris Rimmer, Infrastructure Strategy Lead, Cenex - The Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies

  • Overview of policy and regulatory aspects
  • Existing and new charging technologies
  • Implementation and standards

Insights into Charging Behaviour Modelling for the Future

Denis Naberezhnykh, Technical Director, Sustainable Transport, Energy & Environment, Ricardo

  • Modelling to simulate charging behaviour of population
  • Impact of larger batteries on charging behaviour
  • Demonstrating outputs

13:25 - 13:40 - Case Studies

Exploring & Demonstrating Charging Solutions that the Public Want

Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Programme Manager, Transport, Infrastructure and Innovation, Coventry City Council

  • Gaining senior stakeholder support
  • Collaborating with the private sector
  • Upskilling and knowledge building internally

How will Improvements in Battery Technology Influence EV Infrastructure & Charging Behaviour?

Geoff Watson, Technology Manager, Zero Carbon Futures & Newcastle University

  • Influencing the shape of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the future
  • Challenges and opportunities

13:40 - 13:55 - Case Studies

Building the Business Case for EV Infrastructure Funding

Kester Sleeman, Transport Innovation Officer, Black Country Transport

  • Demonstrating the scale of the challenge and taking 5 year steps
  • Developing policies to encourage private sector to install chargers appropriately
  • Infrastructure delivery to meet public demand

Innovations Needed to Deliver a new Approach to Battery Design in the UK & the Future Impact this will have on Requirements for the UK's EV Charging Infrastructure

Fergal Harrington-Beatty, Head of Automotive & Aerospace, AMTE Power

  • Providing the next generation of high-performance pouch and 21700 Liion battery cells with the appropriate sensor and charging technology
  • Allow manufacturers to further downsize their ICE systems in HEV applications with the 48V pack because of the higher gravimetric/volumetric power density
  • Bolstering the UK-based supply chain for the 48V-battery market where there is immediate demand

13:55 - 14:10 - Case Studies

How Oxfordshire is Meeting the EV Charging Needs of Residents Without Off-Street Parking

Jenny Figueiredo, EV Charging Project Manager, Oxfordshire County Council

  • Park and Charge EV charging hubs in council-owned car parks
  • The wonderfully simple cable gully

Session Title TBC

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:10 - 14:25 - Case Studies

Addressing the Needs of Corporate & Fleet

Ian Featherstone, Knowledge Manager, Energy Saving Trust

  • Planning charge point facilities
  • Update on on-street schemes
  • Delivering clean air through effective EV infrastructure

Session Title TBC

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:40 - 15:00

Break & Exhibition

15:00 - 15:45 - Panel Discussion

2021 to 2030: Futureproofing the Public EV Charging Network for Increased Efficiency & Reliability

Jonathan Murray, Deputy Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Rubina Singh, Head of Ideation Delivery, Centrica

Iain Macbeth, Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy - Europe, Enterprise Holdings

Thalia Skoufa, Practice Manager, Transport, Energy Systems Catapult

Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Department Head, Public Policy & Vehicle Legislation, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

  • Providing affordable, unhindered access to EV charging
  • Avoiding short-term public sector decisions over EV infrastructure costs
  • Staying competitive: charge point solution providers
  • Role of the private sector

15:45 - 16:15 - Case Studies

Bus2Grid: A First of its Kind Multi-Megawatt Demonstration of the Technical & Commercial Potential of E-Buses to Support the Electricity System via Active Bi-Directional Charging

Charlie Barnes, EV Project Development Manager - Bus & Coach Lead, SSE Enterprise

Jennifer Yates, Project Development Engineer, SSE Enterprise

  • Trialling the technical and commercial potential of vehicle-to-grid technology
  • Examining technical challenges and revenue possibilities

16:15 - 16:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Symposium