FT Future of the Car Summit

Published: 16 November 2020

Philip New, CEO at Energy Systems Catapult and Chair of the EV Energy Taskforce is participating in the FT Future of the car event on 3 December 2020.

The FT Future of the Car Summit brings industry experts, innovators and thought leaders under one digital roof to discuss the critical issues and megatrends impacting the global automotive sector in a post-pandemic world and is taking place virtually this year.

Philip is participating in the 2.40-3.30pm panel: ‘Carbon Clampdown – Sustainability and The ‘Net Zero’ Car ‘ which will address how the global car industry is responding to growing pressure from consumers, investors and governments to accelerate progress towards carbon neutral operations and the ‘Net Zero’ car’ as the climate crisis intensifies.

This session will discuss the car industry’s exposure to climate-related risk, building the business case for Net Zero, the most exciting new technologies to reduce carbon emissions and strategies to reduce operational carbon footprint through supply chains. Philip will be appearing alongside Melanie Shufflebotham, Co-founder, Zap-Map, Ali Çalışkan, CEO, Kordsa and Amanda Stretton, Motor Industry Commentator.

Philip will be drawing on latest work of the EV Taskforce – ‘Accelerating to a new future in mobility’ as part of his panel appearance. Last year, the EV Taskforce made 21 key proposals for actions to be taken by government and industry to enable an effective and efficient electric mobility transition, and these recommendations have now been shortlisted into a number of key priorities.

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has been formed at the request of Government to make suggestions to Government and industry to ensure that the GB energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles. It is chaired by Philip and run by the LowCVP.

This event is taking place remotely via online channels. Find out more and register your place on the right side of the page.