The time is now – the electric revolution is finally here…

 

24th October 2019 – Croke Park, Dublin

8:45

Welcome from the morning Chair

Jonathan McCrea is an award-winning TV and radio broadcaster and founder of Whipsmart Media, a communications consultancy based in Dublin. He is the founder of science communications conference SCI:COM and a highly regarded keynote speaker on future technologies and communication strategies.

Jonathan McCrea

Jonathan McCrea

TV & Radio Broadcaster and Founder of Whipsmart Media

 

POLICY AND MARKET OUTLOOK

 

8:45

OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS:

Moving towards a joined-up policy approach to electric vehicles

Richard Bruton

Richard Bruton

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

9:00

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Driving change together

Climate change is a global problem transitioning to cleaner technologies is key to addressing this issue. Our speaker will explain   how electromobility is a technology that is easy-to-use and ready for the mass market. He will also illustrate how with the right policy   frameworks in place, EVs are the most obvious choice for zero  emission transport!

 

Philippe Vangeel

Philippe Vangeel

Secretary-General, AVERE, France

9:25

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Are EVs a solution to climate change?

The Irish Government has just announced that it aims to bring 950,000 vehicles into circulation as part of the Climate Action Plan. It also plans to introduce legislation to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and roll out a nationwide charging system for electric vehicles. Are these measures a solution to combat climate change?

Panelists include:

 

Eamon Ryan T.D.

Eamon Ryan T.D.

Green Party Leader

Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

Principal Officer, Heat and Transport Energy Policy Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Dr Cara Augustenborg

Dr Cara Augustenborg

Irish-American Environmental Scientist, Climate Change Lecturer, Writer and Activist

10:05

Building a Brighter Future – Future-proofing Ireland’s Electric Vehicle Network

 

Niall Hogan

Niall Hogan

Head of ESB ecars

10:25      Morning coffee and exhibition viewing

 

 

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

 

10:50

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY:

Smart Mobility in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has been at the forefront of smart mobility for many years. Its relatively small surface area and high density of people and vehicles mean that as much as 90% of the city’s population don’t have their own parking space.

A forward-thinking city government and a creative and enterprising local population make a virtue of necessity: the Amsterdam Area is buzzing with research, initiatives and businesses around smart mobility. Boats, cars, buses and scooters are all going electric, as are all taxis going from the international airport Schiphol.

 

Frans-Anton Vermast

Frans-Anton Vermast

Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City

11:10

Electrifying the future for electric vehicles  

Can Norman Crowley’s Electrifi bring car manufacturing back to Ireland’s future?

Norman Crowley

Norman Crowley

Founder, Crowley Carbon

11:30

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS:

High Power Charging: Infrastructure for our future

  • The move towards longer range vehicles and higher power charging
  •  Latest trends in charging technology
Pedro Domingues

Pedro Domingues

Commercial Director, EFACEC Electric Mobility, Portugal

11:50

How do we sell EVs to the Irish Market Place?

Lessons learned from ‘Plug’ in adventures

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

Founder, Plug in adventures UK

 

GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

 

12:15

Cross sector market collaboration and governance is vital for the transition to EVs

We are facing unprecedented change as we are moving from fossil fuel vehicles to electric and connected autonomous vehicles. Future proofing infrastructure investments and channeling innovation into novel products and services is complex. Time is not on our side. The need to deliver climate change obligations, clean air in our cities has created a sense of urgency, yet markets are slow to respond. Legislation may not hold the answers and could easily become a barrier. Research shows that there is a need for cross sector market collaboration and coordination to upscale markets and deliver a viable migration path towards electric vehicles and mobility as a service. An industry led electric vehicle governance framework (EVGF) is essential to meet policy targets and provide the tools for changing markets to prosper.

Joachim Brandt

Joachim Brandt

Head of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Gemserv Limited

12:40        Lunch and Networking

 

1:50

Welcome from Afternoon Chair
Jonathan McCrea

Jonathan McCrea

TV & Radio Broadcaster and Founder of Whipsmart Media

2:00

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Why Electrify? Air pollution and how to solve it…

2020 will see more new models of electric cars hit the market than ever before. But take-up remains slow and infrastructure will need to be improved to persuade consumers to make the transition.

So, what are we doing this all for? In this talk our speaker will share the learning’s from his latest book Cleaning The Air: The beginning and  end of air pollution. Globally,19,000 people die every single day from air pollution greater than the number from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car crashes combined.

Air pollution is the number one cause of premature death in Europe, leading to 1,150 deaths a year in Ireland.

Our speaker’s journey is to understand air pollution what it is, what it does to us, and what we can do about it. It’s taken Tim around the world, including Delhi, Beijing, Helsinki, London and Paris. Tim returned, surprisingly, with a lot of hope we have the answers to air pollution. We just need to implement them.

Tim Smedley

Tim Smedley

Sustainability Journalist and Author of ‘Cleaning the air’

2:20

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Advances at ground level for eMobility

Advances in car and infrastructure technology are of significant interest to national governments and local authorities, particularly      for environmental reasons. Ride sharing schemes and autonomous and electric vehicles will mean lower pollution levels, fewer accidents and less traffic congestion. A host of various experts will join this panel to discuss projects that will see environmental improvements for e-mobility in the urban setting

Invited panelists include:

Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy

Head of Smart Dublin, Dublin City

Julie O’Neil

Julie O’Neil

SEAI

Simon Acton, Chair

Simon Acton, Chair

Irish EV Owners Association

LEARNING’S

3:00

CASE STUDY:

Dundee – Learning’s from one of Europe’s most visionary EV cities’

The Dundee city council has developed the UK’s largest public sector fleet of clean vehicles, with almost 40 per cent of cars and vans being electric. Additionally, 15 per cent of taxis are also now electric and are able to plug-in at the UK’s first solar powered charging hubs.

Work began recently on Dundee’s fourth electric vehicle charging hub, with further hubs planned at the city’s three main multi-storey car parks.

Additional electric and hydrogen buses will soon be on the road and the city’s Mobility Innovation Living Lab (The MILL) recently             launched a series of pilot projects to trial new electric vehicle technologies and services.

These projects are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Dundee City Council, Transport Scotland and the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

Fraser Crichton

Fraser Crichton

Corporate Transport Manager, Dundee City Council

3:20

CASE STUDY:

Spreading eMobility through car sharing

Stephen Bee

Stephen Bee

Policy and Strategy Manager, Share Now

3:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:

What is the end-point and how do we get there?

This panel will look at where the government needs to take a lead and the ways in which car industry stakeholders can work in conjunction to agree on a) what the end-point is, and b) work out how to get there.

  • Wider context
  • Demand analysis
  • Technology analysis
  • Policy incentives
  • Consumer trends

 Invited panellists include:

Carla Wentzel

Carla Wentzel

Managing Director, Volkswagen Group

Paddy Magee

Paddy Magee

Country Manager, Renault Ireland

James McCarthy

James McCarthy

CEO, Nissan

4:20

Q&A

 

4:30

Conference Close