This week Oxford welcomes the return of the EV Summit at the Saïd Business School, bringing together leaders from across business, local and national government.
The EV Summit is being run in partnership between Green TV, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, and is focusing on innovation in electric vehicles and delivery of decarbonised transport in the UK, and beyond.
EV Summit 2022
This year, the summit will be taking place across two days at the Saïd Business School on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 December.
Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for Health and Transport at Oxford City Council, will be opening the summit.
The City Council will also be showcasing some of the electric vehicle collaborative projects that it has delivered with private sector partners through the Oxford EV Innovation Group. Previous projects include the Energy Superhub Oxford project which saw the installation of Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub at Redbridge Park & Ride earlier this year – a project which emerged out of the first EV Summit in 2018.
EV Charging in Oxford
In July this year Oxford City Council delivered 42 new charging points at the Energy Superhub Oxford located at the Redbridge Park & Ride as well as a number of rapid and fast chargers around the city, such as Headington car park and Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.
In the same month the Council approved the Oxford EV Infrastructure Strategy to deliver fair and equitable EV charging for all who live, work and visit Oxford and to help meet the City’s aim of being a Net Zero City by 2040.
“We are delighted to once again welcome the EV Summit here in Oxford. Oxford is recognised nationally and internationally as a hub for electric vehicle infrastructure and innovation, and from the launch of the Zero Emission Zone pilot earlier to arrival of the Energy Superhub Oxford – this year has really shown that partnership and innovation are key to successful electric vehicles projects.
"I am looking forward to opening and attending the summit, and to hear the latest news and speaking with colleagues in the industry. It was a conversation over a coffee at the EV Summit four years ago that led to Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub being opened on our P&R site at Redbridge this summer - Imagine what we might be launching in Oxford in four years from now."
Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for Health and Transport, Oxford City Council