This morning marks the start of the two day 2021 EV Summit which is taking place at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The event, now in its fourth year, brings together the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders to explore how to advance battery-electric mobility for a cleaner and more sustainable future.
The Summit features 10 panels across two days, covering the significant business issues on the rapid transition to emobiity. This year the EV Summit is placing the master narrative of decarbonisation at the centre of the event.
With the UK being at the forefront of the UK vaccination programme rollout it has helped create the framework for bringing the EV Summit back as a hybrid, in-person meets digital event. The EV Summit will bring international leaders to the summit digitally with UK representatives joining in-person.
The two-day summit will once again be bringing together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to explore how to advance battery-electric mobility. The EV Summit has been noted for attracting CEO speakers and as a platform for major announcements in the emobility sector.
Shell already made a huge announcement today to coincide with the EV Summit that it has the ambition to have 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge posts installed across the UK by the end of 2025. This will take place through ubitricity, who are part of the Shell group.
Globally, Shell is aiming to expand its EV charging offer to operate 500,000 charge points by 2025. This is part of its broader target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress in achieving the goal of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change.
The EV Summit has Visa as the lead partner, who are joined by other patterns including Arup, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, DNV, EY, Go With Flow, Greenflux, Improved Corporate Finance, Shell Recharge, Wood and Zaptech.
ElectricDrives will be spending the next two days at the event and bringing you all the important news as it happens.
Here’s a full list of today’s panels and the speakers:
Day 1 (September 1)
Decarbonisation of Mobility (in partnership with DNV)
Jeremy Parkes (Panel Keynote) Global Business Lead, Electric Vehicles, DNV
Amy Stokes Head of Emobility, Volvo Trucks, UK and Ireland
Paul Willcox MD, Vauxhall Motors
Ben Lawson Vice President Strategy Europe, Enterprise Holdings
Electric OEMs (in partnership with ZapTec)
Guy Haydon (Panel Keynote)UK Managing Director, Zaptec
Alex Smith MD, Volkswagen
Jonathan Goodman COO, Polestar
Ashley Andrew Managing Director, Hyundai
Charging infrastructure, UK (in partnership with Shell Recharge)
Pinar Mavituna (Panel Keynote) General Manager, Shell
Erik Fairbairn CEO, Pod Point
Neil Isaacson CEO, Liberty Charge
Adrian Keen CEO, InstaVolt
Rethinking Emobility (in partnership with IMPROVED Corporate Finance)
Sherief Rahim (Panel Keynote) Director, IMPROVED Corporate Finance
Matthias Dill Managing Partner, Energy Impact Partners
Michael Hughes Group Chief Strategy Office, EG Group
Daniel Lyons Head of Investments and M&A | emobility, Shell
Sustainable Cities (in partnership with GoWithFlow)
Jane Hoffer (Panel Keynote) CEO, GoWithFlow
Anthony Hinde MD, Mer
Poppy Mills UK Managing Director, ubitricity
Chris Pateman-Jones CEO, Connected Kerb