The E.ON Oxford EV 2018 Summit will bring together 300 of Europe’s key influencers in the electric vehicle industry to map out the barriers to a rapid transition towards full electric mobility.
Attendees will also look at opportunities for partnership working to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles.
Mathias Wiecher, Head of E-Mobility Infrastructure and Ultra-Fast Charging at E.ON, said: “The time to act is now. We’re already starting to see increased demand for electric vehicles, and this is predicted to rise significantly over the next few years. These customers of the future will need charging propositions that are more tailored to their wide and varying needs, and meeting these will mean working collectively with a range of business partners.
“Through our E.ON Drive offering, we can provide the infrastructure for specific charging needs, payment and billing facilities, PV and storage and load management systems, giving your customers and employees access to ultra-fast charging at the time and place they want.”
The summit is organised by Oxford City Council and Green.TV.
Mairi Brookes, Sustainable City Team Manager, Oxford City Council, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with E.ON to make the connections that will propel the decarbonisation of the transport sector.”
The summit will also feature, for the first time in the UK, the classic Electric MINI. The new electric Mini will go into production in Oxford next year, bringing the Mini back to the city where it was first built. Having both the summit and Mini based in Oxford will establish the city as a global hub for electric cars.