Electric vehicles from Nissan and Tesla available to transport delegates from Energy Superhub Oxford to 2022 EV SUMMIT

The annual EV SUMMIT, which returns for the fifth year, will take place on Monday and Tuesday next week join December 12/13. This year the EV SUMMIT promises to be bigger and better than ever and will focus on growth, investment and decarbonisation.

For the event, there will four electric vehicles to transport delegates from Energy Superhub Oxford located Redbridge Park and Ride. Two will be Nissan Ariyas which will be located at the Fastned charging station. There will also be two Tesla Model Ys to transport delegates. 

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The event 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 will see the world’s most significant gathering of global emobility experts across business and local and national governments come together to deliver on decarbonised transport in the UK and beyond for a more sustainable future. 

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 leading experts from that space. 

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. This includes Europe’s most powerful electric vehicle (EV) hub, Energy Superhub Oxford, located at the Redbridge Park and Ride.

Energy Superb Oxford was born out of meetings at the first EV SUMMIT held in 2018. Along with Oxford’s City and County Councils, Fastned, the European fast charging company, was integral in making this £41 million project happen. 

Fastned initially installed 10 charging bays at the Superhub with 300kW of power available. These chargers are capable of adding 300 miles (484km) of range in just 20 minutes for hundreds of EVs per day. 

Ade Thomas, EV SUMMIT founder, said: “Energy Superhub Oxford at Redbridge is arguably the greatest success story of the EV SUMMIT. It was a collaboration at the very first EV SUMMIT in 2018.

“This led to the development of this £41 million project. So, five years on, it’s great to be working with Fastned to make the hub available to charge a fleet of Nissan Ariya EVs for delegates.”

Tom Hurst, Fastned UK Lead and Network Development Manager, said: “As we wrap up 2022, one of my personal highlights was the launch of Energy Superhub Oxford in the summer. This features 10 Fastned, ultra-rapid charging bays and won Charging Destination of the Year at the EVIES”.

“At this year’s EV Summit, we welcome delegates to try out the Superhub for themselves and see the potential of innovative public/private partnerships”.

Sponsors for the 2022 EV SUMMIT include Visa, Shell Recharge, Improved Corporate Finance, Connected Kerb, Geotab, ABB, Auto Trader, BP Pulse, FLEETCOR and Scottish Power

Along with being a panel sponsor, Visa is also the headline partner for the panel event at the EV SUMMIT. Fleete and ElectriX will also be sponsors of the evening receptions.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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