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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

EVEX Theatre sponsored by


Panel: How Close are We to Achieving Equitable Access to EV Charging

10:30 - 11:10 Accessibility
  • Join us for a dynamic discussion on the pressing issue of equitable access to EV charging infrastructure.
  • Our expert panel will explore current disparities, barriers to accessibility, and innovative strategies for ensuring that all communities have equal opportunities to participate in the electric vehicle revolution.

Power Up! – Challenges and Opportunities for Electrification of the Strategic Road Network

11:15 - 11:35 Funding & Investment
  • The government announced a pilot of the Rapid Charging Fund in December 2023.
  • As we work to ramp up the provision of rapid and ultra-rapid charging for strategic journeys, Liz will speak about lessons learned to date and consider future opportunities in this space.

Highway Challenges & The Need for Innovative Charging Solutions

11:40 - 12:00
  • This presentation explores the critical role local authorities play in rolling out electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, focusing on areas without off-street parking.
  • It highlights potential areas for infrastructure placement and addresses legal challenges, proposing stakeholder consultation as a key to achieving equitable and efficient EV support systems.

Panel: Open Source Charge Point Data – How Can We Make Sure It Benefits End-Users

12:05 - 12:45 Data
  • Join us as industry experts explore strategies to ensure that this wealth of information truly benefits end-users.
  • From enhancing user experiences to fostering innovation in EV infrastructure, learn how collaborative data sharing can drive positive outcomes for all stakeholders in the electric vehicle ecosystem.

Making EV Charging More Accessible across Public and Commercial Sectors

12:45 - 13:15 Accessibility
  • Discover how businesses and local governments are developing their EV charging networks.
  • Explore innovative strategies in improving accessibility and learn how different organisations are driving change.


13:15 - 14:15

Panel: How Can Local Authorities Recruit and Upskill to Deliver Charging Networks?

14:15 - 14:55 Skills & Recruitment
  • Empowering local authorities to spearhead the expansion of charging networks is essential for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Join our panel of experts as they discuss effective strategies for recruiting and upskilling personnel within local governments to plan, deploy, and manage EV charging infrastructure.
  • Gain valuable insights into building the workforce needed to drive sustainable transportation initiatives at the community level. 

Guidance and Asset Policy with the Proliferation of EV Charging Infrastructure

15:00 - 15:05

Panel: Procurement in Practice

15:20 - 16:20 Funding & Investment
  • Discover best practices and real-world insights to optimise procurement processes for EV charging infrastructure projects.
  • Join us to learn how effective procurement strategies can drive efficiency, sustainability, and equitable access in the transition to electric mobility.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

EVEX Theatre sponsored by


Zero Emission Bus Infrastructure

10:00 - 10:20 Fleet
  • London’s Zero-Emission bus strategy
  • Tendering and Deploying ZE Infrastructure and Fleet
  • Electric Vehicle charging
  • Opportunity charging
  • Challenges and improvements

Adopting Fleet Friendly Charging Infrastructure

10:25 - 10:45 Fleet
  • Explore the challenges that fleet users are facing with charging infrastructure. 
  • Things to consider for local authorities, including recommendations to resolve issues with grid connections.

Harnessing the Sun: A Case Study of Solar Canopy Implementation for a Local Authority

10:50 - 11:10

Panel: Forecasting Demand for Charging and Matching Infrastructure Delivery Appropriately

11:15 - 11:55 Data
  • Our panel explores methodologies, data-driven approaches, and best practices for accurately predicting future charging needs.
  • Discover how strategic planning can align infrastructure development with evolving demands, driving the seamless integration of electric vehicles into our transportation ecosystem.

Panel: How Can We Unlock Public Confidence in the Transition to Evs?

12:00 - 12:40 Behaviour Change
  • Building public confidence is crucial for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
  • This panel explores strategies to overcome scepticism and instil trust in EV technology.
  • From addressing range anxiety to highlighting environmental benefits, discover actionable insights to inspire consumer confidence and accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation.

Debate: "Our Kerbs Can’t Take Any More Clutter and EV is the Last straw”

12:45 - 13:30 Accessibility

The case for the prosecution and defence will be argued in this engaging session to debate a common concern around roadside EV infrastructure.