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Following the announcement from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), we are delighted to bring the UK fleet sector a dedicated online event that drills down into the detail of the strategy and what it means for local authorities, UK business and the CPOs that serve the UK fleet industry.

Hear from OZEV, direct, as we focus on the strategy itself, with particular focus paid to the following:

  • The EV Infrastructure Strategy
  • On-street residential scheme funding, support to Local Authorities
  • The LEVI fund
  • The WPC grant – Fleet & Depot charging and what’s next?
  • The consumer experience, what legislative changes will be made and real-life fleet and driver challenges

We have informative presentations from industry experts, including UK100, SMMT, Transport East and National Grid, where we outline how the strategy applies to UK fleet managers and colleagues, including estates and facilities, transport planning, highways, etc. And we have the solutions courtesy of, Vital EV, BMM Energy Solutions and The AA.

It doesn’t get any more comprehensive than this, so RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW and join us for the most comprehensive overview of what this announcement means!


Taking Charge: The electric vehicle infrastructure strategy – An overview: Sophie Lyons, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles


Session 1 – Keeping it local: Applying the LEVI pilot project in real terms

Local Delivery of EV Charging – Challenges & Opportunities: Jason Torrance, UK100

'Taking Charge' at a regional and local level - planning a network that will improve the user experience: Andrew Summers, Transport East

On-street charging – Enabling the driver access to usable charging, no matter what: Shayne Rees,

Interactive Q&A: Sophie Lyons, OZEV, Jason Torrance, UK100, Andrew Summers, Transport East & Shayne Rees, join GREENFLEET Ambassador, Kate Armitage


Session 2 – Workplace & Depot Charging, the role of the CPO

The industry response to the strategy - What’s required next? Sukky Choongh, SMMT

Energising the depot – Fleet charging solutions explainedPaul Kirby, Vital EV Solutions

Powering your workforce - Destination, workplace and home charging: Richard Spry-Shute, BMM Energy Solutions

Interactive Q&A: Sophie Lyons, OZEV, Sukky Choongh, SMMT, Richard Spry-Shute, BMM Energy Solutions & Robin James join GREENFLEET Ambassador, Kate Armitage


Session 3 – Improving the User Experience

The user exprience - Where does the network stand up and fall down?: Linda Grave, EV Driver

The reality of using the UK charging infrastructure – The real-world experience: Dean Hedger, The AA

Joining the panel at the end of the Session will be Lorna McAtear, National Grid, as she adds her own experience to the conversation

Interactive Q&A:  Sophie Lyons, OZEV, Linda Grave, EV Driver & Dean Hedger, The AA join GREENFLEET Ambassador, Kate Armitage

Round-Up & Summary: Kate Armitage, GREENFLEET Ambassador

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Sophie Lyons

Head of EV Infrastructure Strategy, OLEV
Sophie has recently joined the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) as Head of EV Infrastructure Strategy. Before joining OLEV, she was a consultant at Element Energy, working across a wide range of energy decarbonisation topics, including transport, heat, and industry.

Kate Armitage

Kate specialises in Electric Vehicles, Recharging Infrastructure and Energy Retailing and was the first recipient of the GREENFLEET EV Champion Award in 2014. Kate has been involved in a range of ground-breaking projects including the design and technical specification of the recharging infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Electric Vehicle Fleet.  She has worked closely with OEMs, Infrastructure providers and Energy Companies across Europe.

Paul Kirby

EV Essentials
Paul has nearly 30 years automotive industry experience specialising in the LCV sector and championing the transition to an electric future. Previously leading commercial vehicle and electric vehicle strategy for a number of organisations including Vanarama and LeasePlan, Paul's goal is to engage and get people thinking about the challenges of EV adoption and the latest innovations in the LCV sector.

Linda Grave

CEO, EV Driver
Linda is an entrepreneur who has built successful companies within the renewable energy and EV sectors over a 15-year period able to develop non-traditional solutions to complex business challenges, focused on business growth and development within the EV sector.

Dean Hedger

New Business Development & EV Manager, AA
With more than 25 years’ in the motor industry, spanning fleet management, vehicle funding, sales and team leadership, Dean has extensive knowledge of the specialist needs of public sector, corporate, SME and operational fleets.

Richard Spry-Shute

Compliance & Operational Delivery Manager, Bmm Energy Solutions
Richard Spry-Shute joined Bmm Energy Solutions in December 2020 to lead the companies development from successful small business to a nationally recognised EV Solutions provider.

Andrew Summers

Strategic Director, Transport East
Andrew is Strategic Director at Transport East, the Sub-National Transport Body for Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Southend and Thurrock, and is responsible for leading the work programme of the partnership in close collaboration with local authorities, business leaders, LEPs, DfT, National Highways, Network Rail, other STBs across England and wider partners, ensuring the East speaks with a single voice for its transport priorities.

Sukky Choongh

Environmental Manager – Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).
Sukky Choongh graduated from Kings College London in 2010 with an MSc in Environmental Health. She joined SMMT in July 2017 as Environmental Manager for Air Quality and Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles.

Jason Torrance

Assistant Chief Executive, UK100
Jason is Assistant Chief Executive for UK100, the only network for UK locally elected leaders who have pledged to play their part in the global effort to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by switching to 100% clean energy by 2050. Jason previously worked at Greenpeace, Sustrans and Campaign for Better Transport, and has also been seconded into the Department for Transport to consult on walking and cycling initiatives. In addition, he has co-chaired a stakeholder advisory group for Highways England.

Rob Robinson

Sustainable Business Programme Manager, Kent County Council
Rob heads up the Low Carbon Kent team at Kent County Council. This is the business-facing arm of Sustainable Business & Communities and pulls together a range of projects and programmes which have the common aim of supporting and growing the low carbon economy across Kent, Medway and the wider South East region.

Shayne Rees
Shayne Rees has worked in sales and marketing roles focused mainly on business customers in the energy sector for the last 20 years. Much of his career has involved promoting low-carbon solutions to energy and business challenges.

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates


The AA

As the UK’s number one provider of roadside assistance, we serve almost 10m business customers, working with around three fifths of the UK’s top 20 fleets. We’re also quickly becoming the UK’s leading mobility technology and customer service provider for  SMEs, manufacturers and charge post operators.

BMM Energy Solutions

BMM Energy Solutions are one of the UK’s leading providers of Electric Vehicle recharging solutions. Since 2013 BMM Energy Solutions have installed over 8000 bespoke EV recharging solutions for clients such as the NHS, Police, Fire & Rescue, and various local authority public networks. Bmm Energy Solutions is also a tier 1 installation contractor for Engie, EDF, Centrica, Engie, Scottish Power and Gronn Kontakt, playing a key role in the delivery of their EV ambitions.

Vital EV

Vital EV is the appointed UK distributor for Kempower DC EV chargers, offering a wide range of tailored solutions from sales and rental to service and maintenance. Our vision is to be the most trusted service provider within the EV charging solutions sector by setting world-class customer service benchmarks and transforming customer expectations with honesty, integrity and passion.

Easy everyday EV charging (that enables a more renewable energy system). helps landowners with shared parking areas provide easy everyday EV charging to drivers that can’t charge on their home electricity supply. There’s a big list! Councils, big and small. Community housing providers. Property managing agents. Car park operators. Businesses with parking for staff, visitors and working vehicles.

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