Powering Ahead! Supporting Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure | IPT
Chair: Rebecca Pow MP, Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Speaker: Professor David Greenwood, Head of Advanced Propulsions Systems at WMG, University of Warwick
Speaker: Tony Glover, Director of Policy, Energy Networks Association
Breakfast Meeting


Wednesday 05 June 2019


House of Commons

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Electric Vehicles are changing the face of the automotive sector and are a key part of the United Kingdom’s transition to a low carbon economy. There are currently over 130,000 electric vehicles on the road with over 15,000 public charge points installed across the United Kingdom. The Government’s ‘Road to Zero Strategy’ aims for at least 50% of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030 and commits £1.5 billion in spending to support this. As challenges such as battery life and driving distance improve rapidly how can the Government and industry ensure growing electric vehicle use is supported by high quality infrastructure?

This breakfast meeting will:

  • Explore how Government and industry can work together to support an effective roll out strategy through the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund, including the spread of infrastructure beyond London and the South East
  • Examine the impact of increased electricity consumption on domestic, industrial and service providers
  • Consider how the United Kingdom’s leading role in the global electric vehicle market presents opportunities for the automotive sector and export potential.