The annual EV Summit returns this year and will focus on growth, investment and decarbonisation. It will take place at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in partnership with Oxford City Council and Oxford County Council, and in association with Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, to deliver on decarbonised transport in the UK and beyond.
The EV summit, now in its fifth year, will take place across two days on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December. It will once again see the world’s most significant gathering of emobility experts across business, and local and national government come together to deliver on decarbonised transport in the UK and beyond for a more sustainable future.
The event, known as the ‘Davos for emobility’, is a high-level business forum based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership from the most senior, influential and informed people in the sector.
The EV Summit returns with the full institutional support of Oxford University, and Oxford City Council to power the progress of emobility. The two Oxford universities and the city council have pioneered technology and policy in the emobility sector, and the summit has led to significant projects coming into being, including Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) hub, Energy Superhub Oxford, in the city.
Ade Thomas, EV Summit founder, said: ‘The research that led to the development of the lithium-ion battery was carried out at the University of Oxford, and Oxford is a significant national, and indeed, global hub, on emobility excellence.
“So, working with the Saïd Business School, the University of Oxford and Oxford City Council, I am delighted we are bringing the EV Summit back to Oxford. The EV Summit is designed around powering the rapid acceleration of the business of emobility and what better place to do that than one of the world’s most prestigious business schools.”
The Summit will feature 10 panels across two days covering the significant business issues on the rapid transition to emobiity. Each panel features discussions with leaders from that space.
Earlier this year Green TV entered into a partnership with Auto Trader. This began with World EV Day and continues with the EV Summit. For this event, Auto Trader are sponsoring the How to Grow EV Adoption panel which will investigate how to make EVs easier to afford, charge and buy.
The EV Summit’s partners include Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the University of Oxford, with Visa, the global payment company, as the headline partner.
Panel partners include energy companies, Shell and BP, UK EV charging start-up, Connected Kerb and investment advisory firm IMPROVED Corporate Finance and telematics firm Geotab.
Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for Health and Transport at Oxford City Council, said: “The EV Summit has become a powerful catalyst for inward investment in Oxford. A collaboration that began with a meeting at the inaugural EV Summit, in 2018, led to the development of Europe’s most powerful EV hub at Redbridge Park and Ride, here in Oxford.
“We look forward to seeing new partnerships forged at the summit, between the public and private sectors, leading to further major projects that deliver on the decarbonisation of mobility.”
Cezary Faszczewski, Visa Global EV Charging Lead, said: “‘s expectations for widespread electric vehicle charging continue to grow, Visa can help the industry unlock EV charging at the scale and pace required now and into the future.
“As the headline partner of the EV summit, we look forward to engaging with business leaders on how further growth and investment can be achieved.”
Councillor Pete Sudbury, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “If you really need a car, your next car needs to be electric. In Oxfordshire, we have the highest uptake of EVs in the country and are a national leader at installing public EV chargers, so we’re delighted to partner with the 2022 EV summit.”
Dr Andy Gilchrist, University of Oxford, said: “The University of Oxford is at the forefront of both original research, innovation and business engagement with the rapidly unfolding world of decarbonised mobility and how it interacts with a wider decarbonised energy system.
“We are delighted that the EV Summit will return to the university’s business school, the Saïd Business School, and to engage with partners across the technology, investment and business communities’.
The summit has a unique process of Managed Introductions, which connects delegates at the summit with partners to deliver commercial opportunities for those attending. This has powered significant partnerships that have led to the acceleration of emobility.