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CW Talk: All cars electric by 2035. What needs to happen to make this reality and how likely is it?

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The Government has said that by 2035 all new car sales must be of electric vehicles. Is this feasible?

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About the event

Governments often set optimistic targets in the hope that this will stimulate activity, but often these targets are not met. Changing to electric vehicles is hugely challenging, not only in ensuring the vehicles are available, competitively priced and have sufficient range, but also in terms of the charging infrastructure and even the electricity supply network. Can this all really be achieved in 15 years? Which areas are likely to be most problematic? Where is investment most needed? This webinar will explore where the challenges lie both in the vehicles and infrastructure and provide expert views on whether 2035 is plausible, optimistic or just pie in the sky.

Please note: registration for this event will close by 14:00 on 15 July.

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Agenda

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15:00

Welcome from Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

15:05

Introduction to CW Talks from William Webb, CW Talks curator & CEO of Webb Search

15:10

'Charging infrastructure crucial to meeting 2035 target': Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO, Connected Kerb

Session to be chaired by CW Talks curator

15:20

'All cars electric by 2035 – Ambitious target or wishful thinking?' Michael Sequeira, Technology & Innovation Strategy Consultant, TTP

Session to be chaired by CW Talks curator

15:30

Panel session and audience Q & A

15:50

Wrap-up

15:55

Event closes

Speakers

Chris Pateman-Jones - CEO, Connected Kerb

Chris is the CEO of Connected Kerb, an award winning, fast growth EV charging and smart cities business, deploying infrastructure in the UK and overseas. Chris is an experienced infrastructure executive with extensive commercial, innovation and strategy experience developing projects in the UK and overseas energy and commodities sectors. Prior to joining Connected Kerb, Chris was a Director at Ernst and Young (EY) within the global infrastructure team, working across regions with EY teams and clients to deliver major and mega (multi-billion) projects in the transport, energy and commodities sectors. Prior to EY, Chris was at Bechtel, working in Europe and the Middle East within their oil and gas portfolio of projects.

Michael Sequeira - Technology & Innovation Strategy Consultant, TTP plc

I have spent the last decade working for a boutique technology management consulting firm which focused on the Oil & Gas / Energy sector. More recently, I joined TTP’s Industrial team, supporting the business development activities within the Industrial sector, as well as building a more coordinated Technology Advisory service offering across the whole of the company which aims to complement the core of TTP’s well established product & technology development capabilities.

William Webb FREng FIET FIEEE - CEO, Webb Search

William is an independent consultant at Webb Search and CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new M2M technology. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was IET President 2014-2015. William has published 16 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Southampton University, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK’s leading universities.

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