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Electric vehicles for local sustainable mobility solutions

12:00AM, 06 April 2011
12:00AM, 06 April 2011
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT), Forbes House, Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DS, UK
Electric vehicles for local sustainable mobility solutions

Polis and The Climate Group host a joint event at the SMMT on the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) in cities and regions across Europe and beyond.

The event will:

  • Highlight efforts to accelerate electromobility at the urban and regional government level;
  • Focus on the role of commercial and government vehicle fleets;
  • Present EV strategies from leading OEMs and national governments.

The event presents an opportunity for key stakeholders in EU electromobility to network, share best practice and deepen cooperation.

This event is aimed at the main stakeholders in the deployment of electromobility across Europe, in particular:

  • Cities and regions
  • Industry (OEMs, Energy, etc.)
  • Research community


9.30am: Registration, welcome coffee and tea

10am: Welcome and introduction

  • Welcome, Ms Catherine Hutt, Head of Electric Vehicles, SMMT
  • Introduction, Mr. Sylvain Haon, Executive Director, Polis
  • Transport, Cities and Energy link our work, Mr. Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group

10.15am:  Electromobility in London, Ms Isabel Dedring, London Mayor’s Environment Advisor

10.45am: Opening policy session:

‘Building the right policy framework: policy expectations from European cities and regions for the future of electromobility’

  • Ms Alexandra van Huffelen, Deputy Mayor, Rotterdam
  • Mr. Bernabe Unda, Regional Minister of Industry and Innovation, Basque Government
  • Mr. Marcelo Cardinale Branco, Secretary for Transport, city of Sao Paolo

11.30am: EV20 and a focus on fleets:

‘Bringing electromobility to vehicle fleets’

  • Introduction to The Climate Group’s EV20 programme and our planned work in the UK, Mr. Robin Haycock, Head of transport, The Climate Group
  • The DC-TEC Netherlands fleet buying consortium, Mr. Reuben van Doorn, Planet Me Project Director, TNT
  • An OEM view on fleets as an opportunity for progressing Electrification of Transport, Mr. Geoff Allision, Managing Director, Smith Electric Vehicles, Europe  

12.30pm: Lunch

Deploying electric vehicles around the world to address global challenges, and OEMs initiatives and partnerships:

1.30pm: Review of the UK EV industry – progress to date and what happens next, Ms. Catherine Hutt, Head of Electric Vehicles, SMMT
1.50pm: BMW’s Electromobility work, Mr. Thomas Becker, Vice President Governmental Affairs, BMW
2.10pm: Renault-Nissan EV Alliance strategy, Mr. Thomas Orsini, Electric Vehicles Business Development Director, Renault

Public authorities commitments for EVs:

Chair: Drs. Maarten Linnenkamp, Director Air Quality Improvement Department, City of Amsterdam

2.50pm: Global efforts to deploy electric vehicles: a city based approach for the deployment of electromobility, Ms. Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup
3.10pm: The Autolib’ project in Paris – speaker tbc
3.30pm: Electromobility in Hamburg, Mr. Peter Lindlahr, Managing Director hySOLUTIONS GmbH
3.50pm: The work of the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Mr. Michael Hurwitz, Director of OLEV
4.30pm: Panel discussion on electromobility in cities and regions – Selection of the above speakers
5pm: Close

For more information or to book, please contact Robin Haycock, Head of Transport at The Climate Group at

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About Polis:
Polis is a network of leading European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.

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