Electric Vehicles: The Road to a Greener Future | IPT
Speaker: Jo Coleman OBE, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
Speaker: Ian Howells, Senior Vice-President, Honda Motor Europe
Breakfast Meeting

Date:

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Venue:

House of Commons

Start Time:

08:30

End Time:

09:30

The Government has pledged to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040 and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles is providing over £900 million to help grow low emission vehicle development, manufacture and use in the United Kingdom. However, only 2.2% of new registrations last year were ultra-low emission models. A report by the National Infrastructure Commission found that ‘range anxiety’ and the lack of rapid charging points across the UK are a significant deterrent for consumers. While there are now more charging locations than petrol stations, these are not evenly distributed across UK regions with the largest number located in London. With electric vehicles an important part of decarbonisation plans, how can consumers be encouraged to take up the technology?

This breakfast meeting will:

  • Discuss existing manufacturing developments and how more consumers could be encouraged to become adopters
  • Review the current provision of rapid charging points for electric vehicles and how they could be rolled out across the UK
  • Examine the employment and export opportunities presented by shaping  an electric vehicles market in the UK