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LowCVP 2018 Annual Conference confirms alternative fuel and emissions focus

LowCVP's annual conference has been confirmed for July 12, called ‘People, Policy or Product – How far can consumers take the drive to zero emissions?’

Established in 2003, the event represents a public-private partnership working to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels.

The conference will be held at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London and hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Themes and elements include:

  • Government policy and the drive to zero emissions transport
  • Electric vehicles; is the revolution shifting gear?
  • What role for finance and leasing?
  • Future disruption; will we even need to own a vehicle?
  • Consumer attitudes; results of AA Populus survey commissioned for the event
  • The role of energy networks in the EV transition
  • Real time delegate polling, interactive features, networking and exhibitors
  • Action-oriented focus
  • Promoting cross-sector collaboration

The main Conference will run from 10am to 5pm. There will be a VIP drinks reception (5-7pm), supported by National Grid, after the Conference, to which registered members of the media will be invited.

LowCVP’s managing director Andy Eastlake said: “This is an exciting time to be involved in the drive to ultra-low and zero emissions transport. Things are changing fast as big players become more and more engaged and insurgent companies make inroads into key markets.

“With so much talk about electric vehicles and other ULEVs, automation, connectivity and mobility shifts, joining up our messages and delivering these clearly is critical.

“The LowCVP Conference will focus on the actions that key players are taking and identify those that need to be taken by other stakeholders while working to ensure that there is effective coordination and cross-sector collaboration.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Keynote: Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport (invited)
  • Prof Jillian Anable, Institute of Transport Studies, Leeds University
  • Greg Archer, Transport & Environment (T&E)
  • Dustin Benton, Green Alliance
  • Graeme Cooper, National Grid Electricity Transmission
  • Andy Eastlake, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Ted Foster, EV Experience Centre 
  • Ed Gillespie, Futerra
  • Edmund King OBE, The AA
  • Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Ltd
  • Lorna McAtear, Royal Mail
  • Chris Perry,  Maas Global
  • Martin Reeves, Lombard Vehicle Solutions
  • Charlie Simpson and Christoph Domke, Future of Mobility, KPMG
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