A line-up of expert speakers has been assembled for the Fleet News Electric Fleet Conference, which will take place virtually on March 23 and 24.
During the two-day event, fleet decision makers will hear from Greg Archer, UK director of Transport and Environment, a clean transport campaign group that influences transport policies and regulations, and Philip New from the EV Energy Taskforce.
Both will deliver keynote speeches at the free-to-attend event.
Day one (March 23) will focus on Vehicles and Mobility, with sessions assessing the political roadmap towards decarbonisation, forthcoming vehicles and technology, total cost of ownership, aftercare and establishing an EV mobility strategy.
On day two (March 24), the emphasis will switch to EV Charging Infrastructure, with sessions putting the spotlight on effective, future-proofed workplace charging, eco-driving advice, public charging infrastructure and business collaboration.
There will also be a number of speakers from the fleet sector, including Steve Winter, head of fleet at British Gas and Dundee City Council’s fleet operations manager Fraser Crichton. Both have extensive experience of implementing electric vehicles into their fleets.
Winter will address the Total Cost of Ownership element of EVs such as tax, residual values, grants, service/ maintenance/repair, fuel, insurance, remarketing process, and private costs.
Crichton will outline how fleets can implement an efficient, future-proofed workplace charging strategy.
Steve Nash from the IMI will dispel the myths around EV aftercare, including servicing, body repairs and breakdown recovery.
For those concerned about range anxiety and charge point reliability, Jeremy Yapp from EV charge point trade association Beama will deliver a session covering current charging infrastructure and the roadmap to the future.
Other confirmed speakers at the Electric Fleet Conference include David Wong from the SMMT, Rob Anderson from Cenex and Tim Anderson from the Energy Saving Trust. More speakers are expected to be announced shortly.