The electrification of UK fleets has gathered real pace over the last few years, and despite the pandemic, things have not slowed down. It is generally felt that the whole ‘electric car’ narrative has arrived, been embraced and will now kick-on at great pace.
The next shift, in terms of strategy, is how we clean up our commercial vehicle fleets… Electric vans and trucks are here, and the industry opinion appears to be that growth in this sector will be much quicker than that of the electric car. But there is also a feeling that ‘electric’ is still not the ONLY solution. Gas, in the form of CNG and LNG, especially in LGVs, is seen as vital, and we cannot forget Hydrogen either.
Commercial GREENFLEET will look at all these aspects, with Q&As, Polls and much more.
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DRIVING THE SWITCH TO CLEANER COMMERCIAL FLEETS
With air quality at the top of central and local government agendas, traditionally fuelled commercial vehicles are rapidly becoming unviable in UK cities. The wider availability and lower running costs of electric and alternatively fuelled light commercials, vans, trucks and HGVs can now offer fleet managers a solid business case for moving towards a zero-carbon fleet.
ALL EYES ON NET-ZERO…
For heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), technology development is now moving towards zero-emission options. However, these are not yet widely available and regulation has been successful at significantly reducing real world pollutant emissions from new diesel vehicles. So, while work is underway to commercialise zero-emission and other low emission options, some still believe that diesel can be a sensible current fuel choice… But is this the right approach?
Commercial GREENFLEET will show what strategies should be considered now, how implementation can help future-proof your operation, what help and assistance is available and the vehicle and innovation solutions on the market now. We will reinforce this with case study material that is designed to show what can be done, the pitfalls to be aware of and we will wrap things up with a ‘Goods Handling for Tomorrow’ open session, with experts delivering their own thoughts on what the UK commercial vehicle sector will look like in the not-too-distant future.
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For more information on who will be joining us online, click here and to see what subjects will be covered, you can take a look at the Programme.
So, if you are responsible for FLEET/TRANSPORT, FACILITIES/BUILDING, FINANCE and TRAINING, REGISTER NOW for COMMERCIAL GF and get involved in the conversation.
|09.15||Waiting Room Open|
|09.30||Welcome & Event Overview
Andy Eastlake, Event Host
Session 1: Keynote addresses – Overview of the commercial vehicle sector. Where are we and what’s next?
|09.35||The commercial road to 2030
James Fraser, Policy Advisor, OZEV
|09.42||Breaking barriers: Decarbonisation of Commercial Vehicles
Sukky Choongh, Environmental Manager, SMMT
|09.54||Leading the Charge from EVs to HGVs
Graeme Cooper, Head Future Markets, National Grid
|10.02||Overview: viable options for greener heavy freight
Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive, Renewable Transport Fuel Association
|10.10||Interactive Q&A Session
Andy Eastlake, Graeme Cooper & Gaynor Hartell
Session 2: The eLCV landscape – Stimulate, Educate & Innovate, hosted by Paul Kirby
|10.30||Session 2 Overview
Paul Kirby, Co Host
|10.37||How EV ready is your fleet?
Matt Dillon, Head of Commercial Vehicles, LeasePlan
|10.44||Tesco Fleet Decarbonisation Overview
Cliff Smith, Fleet Engineering Manager & Evie Vincent, Fleet Engineering Team, Tesco
|10.53||An introduction to Innovation Automotive and the DFSK EC35
Barney Butterell, Innovation Automotive
|11.04||Electric Vehicles: bring the driver on the journey
Colin Paterson, Head of Marketing, Drivetech
|11.16||Interactive Q&A Session 2
Paul Kirby, Matt Dillon, Cliff Smith, Barney Butterell, Colin Paterson
Session 3: Future-proofing our roads and infrastructure
|11.37||Road development and the future of zero carbon travel
Dr Joanna White CEng MIET, Roads Development Director, National Highways
|11.46||BMM Energy Solutions
Richard Spry-Shute, Compliance & Operational Delivery Manager, BMM Energy Solutions
|11.57|| Kerbside Charging that helps fleets switch to electric
Jack Hailstone, Accounts Manager
|12.07||Interactive Q&A Session 3
Andy Eastlake, James Fraser, Dr Joanna White, Richard Spry-Shute & Jack Hailstone
Andy Eastlake, Paul Kirby
Event timings and speakers are subject to change