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DriveElectric supports Nottingham Low Emission City Conference

Robert Llewellyn of Fully Charged

EV BROKER specialist, DriveElectric, is supporting the Creating A Low Emission City Conference.

Taking place in Nottingham on March 26, 2020, the event will be hosted by Nottingham City Council and chaired by Robert Llewellyn from Fully Charged (pictured above) and Mark Goodier, radio presenter and EV advocate. 

The conference plans to explore the practical measures cities can take to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. 

Running from 9.30am to 3.30pm, the free-to-attend conference is organised by the ULEV Experience, which is funded by Nottingham City Council’s Workplace Travel Service. Both programmes are dedicated to supporting businesses and public/voluntary sector organisations to understand, trial and implement Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) and involve staff in active travel commuting. 

DriveElectric’s Mike Potter said: 

“I’m delighted that the Nottingham ULEV Experience EV loan scheme has been such a success; it has shown that giving employees the opportunity to drive EVs – a ‘try before you buy’ – can make a real difference to increasing the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles. The preference of employees for the driving experience of an EV combined with lower whole life costs results in a compelling proposition for an electric fleet.”

The Conference is sponsored by BP Chargemaster, Cenex, the DriveElectric energy tech company CrowdCharge, DriveElectric and Kia Sandicliffe. 

Creating A Low Emission City Conference Programme

 

Welcome 

  • Councillor Sally Longford, Deputy Leader & Portfolio Holder for Energy and the Environment, Nottingham City Council

 

Keynote speaker

  • Robert Llewellyn, Fully Charged

 

Strategic Context and Programme Interventions

  • Rasita Chudasama, Principal Transport Planner, Nottingham City Council

 

Panel Sessions chaired by Robert Llewellyn and Mark Goodier:

 

Delivering a local public EV charge point network

  • Mark Daly, Senior Transport Planner, Nottingham City Council
  • Tom Callow, Head of External Affairs, BP Chargemaster
  • Charlie Jardine, Founder & CEO, EO Charging

 

Transitioning Local Authority Vehicle Fleets to ULEVs

  • Matt Ralfe, Innovation & Change Manager, Nottingham City Council 
  • Tom Horner, Harrogate Borough Council
  • Carl Nicholson, North Somerset Council

 

How can a city’s taxi fleet and private hire vehicles shift to low emission alternatives? 

  • John Heath, Market Development Manager, Dynamo Taxis
  • Dominic Moyes, Sales Director, DG Taxis
  • Chris Carter, Head of Transport Strategy, Nottingham City Council

 

Increasing Active Travel in the Workplace

  • Helen Hemstock, CEO, RideWise
  • Joanna Ward, Associate Transport Planner, Elliott Wood
  • Kerryn Chamberlain, Strategic Director, Active Notts Partnership

 

Transitioning to ULEVs – a business perspective

Lessons learnt from the ULEV Experience, Active Travel and Workplace Travel schemes

  • Rob Anderson, Programme Manager & Senior Fleet Specialist, Cenex/ULEV Experience
  • Istvan Sereg, Energy Manager, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Potter, Managing Director, DriveElectric 
  • Joe Taylor, Tennant Rubber
  • Steve Holgate, Suez

 

Developing low energy, carbon neutral, connected neighbourhoods 

  • Jonathan Bray, Urban Transport Group
  • Sam Veal, Blueprint 
  • Mark Gillott, University of Nottingham
  • Emily Braham, Head of Sustainable Energy, Nottingham City Homes 

 

Where next? Developing future plans 

  • Rasita Chudasama, Principal Transport Planner, Nottingham City Council
  • Katie Greenhalgh, Energy Projects Manager, Nottingham City Council
  • Matt Ralfe, Innovation & Change Manager, Nottingham Electric Vehicle Service Centre (NEVS)

 

Closing remarks

  • Mark Goodier

Booking details for the conference

Click here to book your free place at the Creating A Low Emission City Conference 

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