The Electric Car: What else will it change?

  • October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017
    8:15 am - 10:00 am

The shift to electric car from fossil fuel car will be cemented by new laws and government targets. As a result, the economy will go through several threats. The value of current fossil fuel (or old-fashioned) vehicles will decrease rapidly. A century of engine research and development will be thrown out or massively, expensively, modified. Fuel supply mechanisms will be rethought and the price of electricity will undergo a significant review. Battery technology is improving and prices are falling considerably. With their simpler drivetrain, electric cars will become cheaper to manufacture than current cars. The buying process will move from ‘Should I buy an electric car?’ to ‘Who makes the best electric car?’

Manufacturers across the world are moving quickly to develop electric cars, but they all continue to make and specialise in old-fashioned cars. Their dealership network exists to sell and service old fashioned cars. They are not ready for the change that is coming, Electric cars need less servicing, and in the future perhaps will not be owned by individuals. The increase in autonomous driving and the shared economy will have a big effect on car ownership.

So we are left with the question, is a ban on petrol and diesel cars in 2040 ambitious enough?

The air pollution issue we face today is not going away. The climate change issue we face today is not going away. A concerted effort across all modes of powered transport to reduce and eliminate pollution is needed, today. But the announcement of the ban is a start.

To discuss these issues, there will be a 3 day series of breakfast seminars with presentations from industry speakers followed by a panel session including Q&A. A Tesla Model X and Tesla Model S will also be on display. Your ticket to the event includes admission to the London Transport Museum on the day of the event you attend.

 

Day 1 – The Electric Car 

08:15  Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45  Welcome from Chairman: Robert Llewellyn

08:50  Speakers:
Hamish Phillips, Tesla – Accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable transport
Erik Fairbairn, CEO & Founder, POD Point – Building a network of charging stations across the UK
Mark Strachan, Founder & CEO, Whitecar – Electric cars and car rental disruption

09:30  Panel Discussion and Q&A chaired by Robert Llewellyn

10.00  Close & Networking and visit through London Transport Museum

Day 2 – How the Grid will cope

08:15  Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45  Welcome from Chairman: Robert Llewellyn

08:50  Speakers:
Dr. Simon Evans, Policy Editor, The Carbon Brief – EVs and the electricity grid – An independent view
Martin Bax, Acting Head of EV, BP

09:30  Panel Discussion and Q&A chaired by Robert Llewellyn

10.00  Close & Networking and visit through London Transport Museum

Day 3 – Investment and electricity supply in an EV future

08:15  Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:45  Welcome from Chairman: Mark Strachan, Founder & CEO, Whitecar

08:50  Speakers:
Martyn Briggs, Automotive VP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Robert Hokin, Chief Executive and Managing Partner, Greenbackers Investment Capital

Closing Keynote:
Marcus Stewart
, Head of Energy Insights, National Grid

09:30  Panel Discussion and Q&A chaired by Mark Strachan

10.00  Close & Networking and visit through London Transport Museum

 

Location

Venue:  

Address:
39 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom