Oxford City Council announce the 2019 Oxford EV Summit

Published: Thursday, 22nd November 2018

June 2019 will see the return of the Oxford EV Summit - bringing together key leaders from across the electric vehicle and charging infrastructure industry.

The EV summit, which will be in its second year, will focus on dual themes of business development and thought leadership. Speakers will include leaders from across the industry with CEO speakers from a number of leading UK and European companies.

The summit, will take place on Wednesday 26  and Thursday 27 June, at the Saїd Business School, University of Oxford. The event is organised by Oxford City Council in partnership with Green.TV, and headline sponsor, EDF Energy.

The 2018 summit, which took place in July 2018 featured insights from 45 leading public sector and industry leaders, including EDFE, BMW, MINI, Nissan, and E.ON. The two day event saw over 200 people attending at the Saїd Business School and over 1,000 viewers watching on the live webcast.

In October last year, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council announced proposals to introduce the world’s first Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre in stages between 2020 and 2035.

In July 2017, the Government announced plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040.

Ade Thomas, Executive Director at Green.TV, said: “Continuing the theme of the inaugural Oxford EV Summit in 2018, the 2019 summit will be focused on forging business partnerships to deliver on a decarbonised transport sector.”

Panels for the 2019 Oxford EV Summit, include Investment; Batteries; OEMs; Engineering; Bikes, Buses, Trucks and Vans; Mobility as a Service; V2G; Charging Infrastructure; Fleets and Leasing; Land and Retail.

Richard Hughes, Director of Sales and Marketing, EDF Energy, said: “We’re really excited to be the headline sponsor for the EV summit this year and look forward to showcasing our innovation at the event as well as meeting with our colleagues and customers in the industry. EV’s are here to stay and we want to help support the UK’s transition to a cleaner, smarter, circular future.”

Councillor Tom Hayes, Board Member for a Cleaner and Greener Environment, at Oxford City Council said: “Every day people are breathing in air so dirty that it shortens their life expectancy. We must cut toxic traffic pollution and set electric vehicles free, so I’m delighted that the Oxford EV Summit will be returning for a second year in 2019.”

“Attending the inaugural event earlier this year, I was inspired by the passion of everyone who is working hard to generate more models of electric cars, and ensure those cars cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, and easier to use. We want lighter and cheaper batteries and electric vehicles that have the same range as diesel counterparts, but on the fewest and quickest charges.

“Cities such as Oxford are finding ways to do what other levels of government can’t because they’re geared toward innovation and problem-solving. I’m looking forward to attending the Oxford EV Summit on June 25 and 26, and working with others to electrify vehicles and public transport on our roads.”

To find out more about summit, please visit the Oxford EV Summit website