Electric Vehicle summit yesterday in London #Goultralow

I think the future is already here with EV's But its still needs a little confidence. The EV event we ran in Chrisk Castle

I think the future is already here with EV’s But it’s still needs a little confidence. The EV event we ran in Chirk Castle

Yesterday and it was the biannual Go Ultra Low Electrical Vehicle summit in London. Interestingly the summit series and marketing is managed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and is part funded by those manufacturers doing great strides in EV development and also the Governments OLEV scheme. The intention is to ‘Normalise’ this rapidly developing sector which is still in its evolution stage as far as I see but almost there! The summit was extremely well attended. My main take from the event was a real world case study by Will Smith of Britvic who is moving a large section of their fleet over to EVs and are seeing cost savings in the order of 20% over fossil fuel. Microsoft also highlighted challenges in getting off the ground (this was more to do with EV charging and bay hogging!. For any hard-nosed accountants this is very compelling when fleet operation for companies can take a fair slice from the bottom line. The carbon savings are clear in a whole life sense. But it’s not been without its ‘learning’ opportunities along the way which were freely shared. There was a discussion around where next and with the launch of the 250 miles Zoe in the Paris Motor Show and VW committing to a 350 mile range in three years time I think we are on the cusp of a radical change. There was still a concern around the multiplicity of payment options for charging and the various networks but also the tech’ does not stand still. Many a developer have working on inductive charges (no cables) and these are already being tested. It was a good range of main line speakers from Glasses guide on valuation, to Nissan, charging tech developers and a large auto lease company. This is where the horse’s mouth was on EV’s yesterday. Numbers of vehicles continue to increase year on year and the UK globally seems to be the place where this is all at the moment. The key-note speaker was Rt Hon Jon Hayes Minister for State for Transport

A very full and very kowledgeable room. This seemed to be to be a place to gaze into the not too distant EV future

A full and very knowledgeable room. This seemed to be to be a place to gaze into the not too distant EV future

Its been a while since the last blog. Technical issues! A large fruit based computer company and I have now settled this ‘glitch’

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