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REA creates dedicated head of electric vehicles role

By / 4 years ago / UK News / No Comments

The Renewable Energy Association has appointed Matthew Trevaskis to the newly created role of head of electric vehicles.


Matthew Trevaskis, head of electric vehicles, The Renewable Energy Association.

The role will see long-term EV advocate Trevaskis champion the use of ULEVs and expand the REA’s EV work, focusing on charging infrastructure, government policy, and the use of EVs as a form of mass electricity storage.

Trevaskis said: “I see great opportunities in the convergence of renewable generation, on all scales, with the move towards greater numbers of plug-in vehicles, especially the longer-range yet affordable EVs now coming to market.

“The motor industry needs to shift its drivetrains rapidly towards zero emission operation, especially where vehicles are used in our towns and cities that are suffering acute air quality issues.

“Marrying the two together in an intelligent way will allow us to unlock greater renewable generation capacity with a massively distributed store for that energy, that is generally parked and therefore potentially available for a high proportion of the time.  Future developments towards grid supporting services, such as Vehicle-to-Grid energy export will further yield benefits, not burdens, and provide economic opportunities for businesses and homes whilst decarbonising transport.”
Trevaskis has been a leading EV advocate since the early 2000’s and in 2005, he founded Ecodrive, which operates first as an EV fleet trialling company and is now an independent transport consultancy.

Further details about his work can be found on the REA blog here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.