3 October 2013

Developments in Electric Vehicles

Organised by:

SCI's Science and Enterprise Group

London, Belgrave Sq.

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The first in a series of SCI events exploring solutions for electrification of transportation.

In 2008 Arup and Cenex conducted a Government funded study into the scope for the UK to switch to vehicles powered by electricity from the grid through 2030. One of the key findings was that electric vehicles (EVs) offer significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to conventional
petrol/diesel engines. Based on the 2008 grid mix, the GHG reduction was approximately 40%, with the potential reduction much greater with further decarbonisation of the UK power mix in future.

The report saw an opportunity for the UK Motor industry to take a lead in developing and deploying EV and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology. The Government announced its support in September 2012 with the creation of a new 'UK Energy Storage R&D Centre' for the advancement of EV and PHEV batteries. Co-funded with industry, this GB£13 million centre will capitalise on the growing EV battery market in the UK, projected to be worth GB£250 million by 2020.


Event Day

Event Schedule
Registration and refreshments
Introduction by chair for morning session Dame Julia King, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
Market overview - constraints on growth Kaushik Madhavan, Frost & Sullivan
Lightweight materials for improved EV performance Gordon Armstrong, Irish Centre for Composites Research
Extended range electric driving Ian Allen, Vauxhall Ampera
Charging infrastructure: past, present and the future of linking transport and energy Josey Wardle, Zero Carbon Futures (ZCF)
Battery technology for the drive trains of today and tomorrow George Paterson, Axeon Power - A Johnson Matthey Company
Developing the infrastructure Eamonn Beirne, OLEV
Introduction by chair for afternoon session Bernard Carey, Marlin Consulting
The evolution of EV and the impact on the grid: How does it all fit together? Mark Powell, AT Kearney Energy & Utilities Group
The future of charging technologies: fast charging Martin Hale, ABB
Fuel Cells and Systems for EVs: status and outlook.
Electric transportation - the Green City solution Isbrand Ho, BYD
Models and drivers for commercialisation Alexandra Prescott, Charge Your Car Ltd.
Panel Q&A, presentation of poster prize and wrap-up.
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Organising Committee

Gordon Armstrong, University of Limerick
Richard Bahu, Oxis Partnership
Myles Barker, Cenex
Bernard T Carey, Marlin Consulting
David Hodgson, Vallontia
Patrick Kitt, Development Options NW
Peter Reineck, Peter Reineck Associates Ltdc