SMMT Electrified Conference

Published: 15 January 2021

Philip New, CEO at Energy Systems Catapult, is taking part in a panel session at the SMMT Electrified Conference on 25 March 2021.

With decarbonisation of road transport at the forefront of the COP26 agenda and the UK’s Net-Zero ambition by 2050, SMMT Electrified is the preeminent summit for automotive industry leaders, government and key stakeholders in which to discuss the opportunities and challenges of sustainable mobility.

By bringing together key players from automotive, charging infrastructure, battery supply chain, energy, fleets, logistics, government and consumer groups, this event will focus on key issues in our quest to make the UK a world leader in sustainable mobility.

The panels will look at topics including:

  • Are zero tailpipe emission vehicles the best answer to decarbonisation and Net-Zero?
  • Horses for courses – finding the right solution for the right vehicles
  • Ensuring the energy system supports an escalated uptake of EVs
  • Key enablers in getting consumers on board the journey
  • Building a robust and circular value chain to support the escalated production of EVs
  • Riding the challenge of decarbonising fleets of commercial and heavy-duty vehicles

Speakers will include:

  • Antonio Balboa, Vice President – Sales & Application for Powertrain Solutions, Robert Bosch
  • Graham Belgum, Chief Executive, Optare Group
  • Ian Cameron, Head of Customer Service and Innovation, UK Power Networks
  • Ian Constance, Chief Executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • Jim Crosbie, Managing Director, Toyota Manufacturing UK
  • Prof. David Greenwood, Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Dennis Hayter, Chairman, UK H2 Mobility
  • Prof. Neville Jackson, Non-executive Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre; Chairman, RAC Foundation; Chairman, Institute of Digital Engineering
  • Peter Lakie, Senior Vice President, ZF Group
  • Dr. Evangelia Petavratzi, Senior Mineral Commodity Expert, British Geological Survey
  • Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK

As a panellist, Philip will be drawing on the Catapult’s work in the EV Taskforce – ‘Accelerating to a new future in mobility’. 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. To find out more and register your place, visit the ‘book my place’ button on the right of the page.