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Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live might be over for this year, but fleet decision-makers can still watch the 24 seminar sessions and six manufacturer interviews here.


“It was a herculean effort by everyone, and I thoroughly enjoyed it – I probably listened to more seminars than I would have done at the live event!” 

Lorna McAtear, fleet manager, National Grid

The presentations from Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020

Decarbonsing transport: The Government plan for zero emission fleets

The DfT lays out its future roadmap for meeting its target to have zero new vehicle transport emissions by 2035 or earlier. This includes key details on the Government’s strategy on EVs, its approach to incentives, grants and how businesses will be supported and encouraged to make the switch.

Speaker: Dr Darren Handley, head of intrastructure grants and delivery, OLEV

In conversation with: MG

Fleet News editor-in-chief talks to Geraint Isaac, national fleet sales manager, MG

MG: An overview of recent launches and benefits

MG Motor UK presents an overview of the business performance with some in-depth information on the most recent product launches and why they are beneficial to fleets.

Speakers: Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing, and Geraint Isaac, national fleet sales manager.

Covid-19: Opportunities for a green recovery

Covid-19 learnings, keeping staff safe and the future for business travel and transport; to also include implications for grey fleet and robust management of people using their own cars for business for efficiency and risk/safety. Presented by Polly Billington, director, UK100.

MaaS opportunties and barriers to adoption in the UK

An expert overview from a leading pioneer on MaaS that will provide delegates with a strategic view of the latest developments with business mobility. This session looks at success stories from other international market and how delegates can expect the market to develop in the UK. Speaker: Edward Ataii, co-head Mobility 2030, KPMG.

In conversation with: Ford

Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers interviews Neil Wilson, fleet director, Ford.

Operational excellence: EV procurement

This video offers insight and guidance on the procurement of electric vehicles, taking into consideration wholelife costs and BIK, selecting the right supplier, matching vehicles to the right driver profile, and procurement of a workplace charging infrastructure, including how to decide which supplier to choose. It draws on the knowledge and experiences of a fleet decision-maker that has gone through the process and can advise on the pitfalls to avoid and the best decisions to take.

Speaker: Fraser Crichton, corporate fleet operations manager, Dundee City Council

Volvo: How Volvo has recharged its business

Volvo Cars has one of the most ambitious sustainability programmes in the automotive sector and by 2025 aims to have a million electrified vehicles on the road, with half of all annual sales to be fully electric. Right now with a plug-in hybrid offering across the entire range alongside the newly available XC40 Recharge P8 pure electric, Volvo is well placed to support fleets with taking the next step towards a more sustainable fleet.

Speakers: Dominic Gill, national leasing and residual value manager at Volvo Car UK

Making the switch to electric vehicles

An expert case study from a fleet that is converting a large part of its fleet to pure electric vehicles. This looks at the challenges around charging, procurement, running costs, maintenance, total cost of ownership and most importantly how moving to EVs has affected the fleet's operations on a day to day basis.

Speaker: Lorna McAtear, fleet manager, National Grid

Using data to run an efficient vehicle fleet

Expert advice on how to use data to predict the future and be more pre-emptive. This session will explore how to bring multiple source of fleet data from telematics, fuel cars, connected cars and licence checks to help reduce costs and improve efficiency across your fleet. It will also explore how fleets can use e-learning to store driver data and create safety profiles, as well as how fleets can use technology to manage fuel and reassess vehicle utilisation and productivity.

Speaker: Joe Masters, fleet manager, MTVH Networks

In conversation with: FCA

Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers interviews Iain Montgomery, fleet, business and remarketing sales director, FCA.

Freight and 'last mile' strategies

The DfT sets out its future freight strategy, including how the businesses can continue to operate in zero emission zone towns and cities across the UK.

Speaker: David Elvy, head, future of freight strategy, Department for Transport

Toyota Lexus: Solutions for sustainable mobility

Jon Hunt, Manager of Alternative Fuels, at Toyota & Lexus, discusses some of the challenges and considerations when looking for solutions for sustainable mobility.

In conversation with: Toyota Lexus

Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers talks to Jon Hunt, manager of alternative fuels, Toyota GB.

Running a safe fleet

Fleet News Awards safe fleet of the year winner Altrad reveals its risk management and safety policy, providing fleets key key insights that will help them make their own improvements in safety.

Speaker: Matt Hammond, head of fleet, Altrad

Optimise Prime: One year on

Key stakeholders from Royal Mail, Centrica, Hitachi and UK Power Networks will share their key learnings from the biggest commercial electric vehicle trial in the world.


Nicole Thompson, director of social innovation & head of co-creation partnerships, Hitachi Vantara

James Rooney, fleet engineering & innovation manager, Centrica

Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

FCA: Total cost of ownership & electrification

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are pleased to present their first alternative fueled vehicles in the UK with an exclusive first look at the all new Electric Fiat 500. McNicholl presents a brief overview of the new 500 as well as the new Jeep 4xE Renegade PHEV and the E-Ducato commercial vehicle from Fiat Professional.

Speaker: Neil McNicholl, fleet programme & TCO manager, FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Minimising cost while maximising operational efficiency

A case study looking at how leading fleet operator JMHC Logistics removed cost from its operation while maintaining an outstanding service. Director Rebecca Hall will reveal the initiatives she has introduced to the fleet in recent years to remove cost, including reducing in-house maintenance costs, improving vehicle utilisation, reducing insurance costs, cutting fuel bills and reducing recruitment costs.

The session is intended to share great ideas with other fleets, helping everyone to improve their fleet performance.

Speaker: Rebecca Hall, director, JMHC Logistics

How MaaS will transform business mobility

Fleets will have to consider multi-modal transport solutions to meet future urban transport strategies, whether alternatives to the car or alternatives to van/truck distribution. What does this mean, what are the options and what role will fleet managers have to play in this change? How will you have to adapt to the new world?

Speaker: Elisa Falliti, policy adviser for automotive affairs, Leaseurope.

Mental health and wellbeing: Looking after your drivers

Driver wellbeing, managing risk and fatigue will be explored in this session with best practice advice from transport behavioural and mental health specialists.

Speaker: Rosie Sharp, behavioural sciences researcher, TRL

BMW: Future of electric mobility and design

The latest walk around videos focusing on the BMW 530e Touring and the New 4. 

Speaker: Robert East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group

In conversation with: BMW

Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers interviews Robert East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group.

Accelerate your uptake of electric vehicles

A leader from the electric vehicle industry looks at how fleets can accelerate their uptake of EVs (cars, vans and trucks). This session will look at overcoming real and perceived hurdles, including the challenge of integrating EVs into the UK’s energy infrastructure, to speed up the transition before the zero emission deadline of 2040/2035. It also gives an update on the role and objectives of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.

Speaker: Andy Eastlake, managing director, Low CVP

Learnings from Covid-19 and future disaster planning tactics

The unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 saw the fleet, logistics and mobility industry put under significant pressure.

This session will look at learnings for the future from the disaster plans put in place, as UK businesses reacted to the challenge of keeping their employees and Britain moving.

Speaker: Graham Telfer, fleet manager, Gateshead Council

Mobility strategies in action

A case study from a leading local authority on how it is approaching its mobility strategy and how local businesses are interacting with its plans. How local authorities are changing the way people, goods and services move around in urban areas.

Speaker: John Seddon, head of transport innovation, Coventry City Council

Renault: Today, tomorrow and beyond

Groupe Renault is heavily invested in the drive towards a sustainable future. Fleet Director Mark Dickens introduces the All-New Arkana, a Full Hybrid SUV Coupé launching in 2021. Take a look at what clean air solutions are looking like for Renault today, tomorrow and beyond.

Speaker: Mark Dickens, fleet director, Groupe Renault UK

In conversation with: Renault

Fleet News' editor-in-chief Stephen Briers talks to Mark Dickens, fleet director, Groupe Renault UK

How the Direct Vision Standards will affect your fleet

This session looks at the Direct Vision Standards which all fleets need to adhere to by March 31, 2021 (delayed from the original 2020 launch) for vehicles of 12 tonnes and heavier.

What are the standards, how do you comply, how do they impact your operations, what is the enforcement zone, how do you apply, what is the star rating, what is the progressive safe system, what are the benefits (will it improve safety) and are there any downsides, are among the topics this session will cover.

Speaker: Alina Tuerk, strategy and planning manager, Transport for London

Creating the UK's first zero emission city: Learnings for fleets

Oxford City Council will trial a zero emission zone in the city centre from next summer with plans to expand the zone the following year. The session looks at how the zone will impact on local businesses and the policies the council is putting in place to assist a transition to electric, including the UK's biggest and most powerful charging station. Lessons learned here will shape other council's strategies so this session will offer fleets a perfect opportunity to get ahead in their own zero emission strategy planning.


Tina Mould, capital programme project manager, environmental sustainability, Oxford City Council

Tom Hayes, charity chief executive and council deputy leader, Oxford City Council

Running a safe fleet

Fleet News Awards safe fleet of the year winner Altrad reveals its risk management and safety policy, providing fleets key key insights that will help them make their own improvements in safety.

Speaker: Matt Hammond, head of fleet, Altrad

Mobility and the changing role of the fleet manager

The speaker looks at how the responsibilities of fleet decision-makers are expanding beyond automotive and will ultimately encompass all areas of mobility as a broader concept and discuss some of the initiatives they have introduced to their fleet operation. This session looks at how mobility can be integrated into a fleet’s transport strategy, identifying the challenges and opportunities of introducing a mobility solution.

Speaker: Jarno Pajunen, category manager, Nokai Procurement

Covid-19: Keeping staff safe

Covid-19 learnings, keeping staff safe and the future for business travel and transport; to also include implications for grey fleet and robust management of people using their own cars for business for efficiency and risk/safety.

Speaker: Simon Turner, campaign director, Driving for Better Business

Implementing a workplace charging infrastructure

Covid-19 learnings, keeping staff safe and the future for business travel and transport; to also include implications for grey fleet and robust management of people using their own cars for business for efficiency and risk/safety.

Speaker: Vincent De Rul, energy director of EV services, EDF Energy

Safety and efficiency on a connected strategic road network

How Highways England is using big data to unlock smart motorways, tackle safety and reduce congestion on the strategic road network, plus a look a the Roads Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2), and what it means for your fleet operations. Also considering the implications of connected road infrastructure projects, including the CAVIAR initiative.

Speaker: Feras Alshaker, deputy director, Highways

Innovative last mile solutions for urban transport

Tackling the challenge of urban transportation with new, safer, cleaner and more efficient ways of moving goods and services around urban environments. Practical solutions for fleet operators.

Speaker: Edward Clarke, managing director UK & Nordics road network, FedEx Express UK

Fleet procurement best practice (vehicles, funding and services)

The procurement best practice session will incorporate vehicles, funding and fleet services. It will include the key skills and considerations required when procuring, the importance of wholelife costing for vehicles and also fleet contracts (i.e. not just upfront price, but value, support and the other KPIs of importance to companies), tips on managing suppliers in-life and also advice on bundling/unbundling services.

Speaker: Chris Joyce, board member, AFP

A thank you from Barnoess Vere to the fleet industry at Virtual Fleet & Mobility Live 2020

Baroness Vere of Norbiton was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 23 April 2019. She was previously a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 21 December 2016 to 26 July 2019.


More than 900 unique attendees visited Fleet News’s flagship show over the three days, making the most of the interactive exhibitions, best practice workshops, daily debates and networking opportunities.

Top sessions during the event were the electric-themed presentations, with fleet decision-makers keen to find out how best to integrate electric vehicles into their operations and get advice on setting up a workplace charging infrastructure.

Further guidance was provided by BMW, FCA, MG, Renault, Toyota Lexus and Volvo in the EV ad Hybrid showroom, and during interviews with Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers.

Chris Connors, head of facilities and fleet at Countryside Properties, said: “The interaction with the suppliers in chat was very good and it enabled me to catch with a few people that I hadn't spoken to in a while.

“One of the big benefits to me is the ability to still be able to watch the content that I missed. There were a couple of key seminars that unfortunately my diary meant I was unavailable to make; however, I am now looking forward to catching up at a suitable time.”

Lorna McAtear, fleet manager at National Grid, added: “It was a herculean effort by everyone, and I thoroughly enjoyed it – I probably listened to more seminars than I would have done at the live event!”

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