Event Highlights – Electric Vehicles: Unlocking the Potential


Electric vehicles (EVs) are fundamentally changing the road transport industry. They support the increasing efforts of the government, commerce and the public to combat air pollution and carbon emissions. Innovation in renewable energy generation, storage and distribution is also set to support the assimilation and enhance the potential of zero-emission vehicles.

Investec, Osprey Charging and RenewableUK held a half-day seminar to discuss this potential and how to unlock it: for consumers, public health, renewable energy and infrastructure investment.

Hosted at Investec, the speakers dived into:

– Disruptive technology and pace of change

– Policy and how this can drive electric transport uptake

– The alarming global health impact of air pollution

– The threat and opportunity to the automotive industry

– The interaction of EVs with renewable energy

– The potential in infrastructure investment

To watch the full speaker videos click below:

  1. Nelson Phillips, Imperial College’s Abu Dhabi Chamber Chair in Innovation and Strategy
  2. Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy
  3. Professor Stephen T Holgate CBE, FMedSci, Special Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians on Air Quality, MRC Professor, University of Southampton
  4. Peter Stephens, Head of UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan
  5. Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director, RenewableUK
  6. Maurice Hochschild & Marc Elliott, Investec
  7. Q&A panel, with Ian Johnston, CEO, Osprey Charging Limited; Graeme Cooper, Project Director, Electric Vehicles National Grid; Jonathan Hampson , UK GM, Zipcar