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Have your say in inaugural EV Energy Taskforce report to government

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Electric vehicle stakeholders including fleet operators are being invited to attend one of two workshops in September to help guide the initial findings of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce.

The taskforce’s launch members including Energy Systems Catapult, National Grid, OLEV, the SMMT, Ofgem and the LowCVP

The taskforce was announced as part of the Road to Zero Strategy revealed in July 2018 – which outlined that most new cars will be ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030 – and brings together the energy and automotive industries to make recommendations to government and industry on how to ensure the electricity network is ready for mass take-up of EVs.

The initial findings will be relayed to the Government – with stakeholders including fleets now being invited to help inform the work through the new half-day workshops.

The events will look at the taskforce’s findings on home and public electric car charging while OLEV will also discuss proposals for regulations to ensure that EV chargepoints in the UK have to have smart charging functionality – which are currently open to consultation. There will be the opportunity to discuss, share views and provide feedback on the outputs of the individual work streams and the taskforce as a whole, as well as networking opportunities.

The events take place on 9 September in Glasgow at the Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde and on 13 September in London at the BEIS Conference Centre in Westminster.

The London meeting is at capacity, but there are still places available in Glasgow.

Register here for a free ticket to the Glasgow event or click here to apply for the waiting list for London.

Attendees will also be given early copies of draft taskforce recommendations ahead of the events.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.