8:45

Welcome from the morning Chair

Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

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

Policy and Market Outlook

8:50

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS:

Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

9:10

OPENING ADDRESS: Why EVs are key to decarbonising Ireland

– Maximising the potential of EVs through smart technologies (smart charging, V2G and high power charging)
– Ensuring the customer is at the centre of the transition to electromobility
– How can we expedite the electrification of transport agenda

Pat O’ Doherty

Pat O’ Doherty

Chief Executive, ESB

9:30

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS: Where we’re at with EV deployment in the EU and globally

– EV Market Traction: Overview of Electric Vehicle Production and Charging Infrastructure
– EV Market Performance and Uptake
– Regional EV Production Forecasts
– Future EV Charging Station Deployments and Charging Market Trends

Bert Witkamp

Bert Witkamp

CEO, Valuad and Project Director, AVERE, Belgium

10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The future of Electric & Autonomous cars

Paul Girr

Paul Girr

Chief Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

10:25

Morning Break

Technology Developments

10:50

High Power Charging: Infrastructure for our future

– EV Battery, Energy Storage and Charging Technologies
– Understanding the competitive landscape of EV development
– Tackling potential barriers to EV development
– Discussing best industry practices
– Enabling proactive development and maintenance of EVs and charging stations

Anne Buckingham

Anne Buckingham

Head of Electromobility, Siemens

11:10

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Advances in Electric Vehicles and batteries

– What are OEMs rolling out in 2018 and 19?
– Ensuring your own strategy matches advances in vehicles
– How battery technology is maturing
– Expected range developments
– New chemistries and investment in R&D from big battery manufacturers

Dr James Marco

Dr James Marco

International Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick, UK

Winning and influencing customers to go electric

11:35

An update on electric vehicle supports, incentives and technology developments

Declan Meally

Declan Meally

Head of Emerging Sectors, Sustainable Energy, Authority of Ireland SEAI

11:50

How to meet the needs of EV drivers…

Victoria Pelka

Victoria Pelka

Senior Policy researcher, Citizens Advice, UK

12:15

When will EVs become competitive?

Andy Eastlake

Andy Eastlake

Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, UK

12:45

Lunch and Networking

1:55

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Supports for the car industry

2:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: What Ireland’s car industry needs in terms of policy changes in order to expand the market for EVs

Patrick McGee

Patrick McGee

Country Manager, Renault Ireland

David Thomas

David Thomas

MD, Volvo Car Ireland

James McCarthy

James McCarthy

CEO, Nissan Ireland

EVs in Fleets

2:50

CASE STUDY: Thermodial

Thermodial, an Irish company specialising in heating, ventilation and energy services maintenance, has embarked on a five-year programme that will convert its 35-strong fleet to electric vehicles…

Turlough Kinane

Turlough Kinane

M.D, Thermodial

3:15

CASE STUDY: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s plans for EVs in Fleets

Marcella Murphy

Marcella Murphy

Senior Engineer, Dun Laoghaire County Council

3:35

LOCKNOTE ADDRESS: Smart community approaches to reduce air pollution in European cities

– H2020 iSCAPE project about improving the smart control of air pollution in European cities
– Living Lab approach to engage citizens in co-design of interventions and improve awareness of air pollution
– Citizen science to engage local communities
– Workshops in schools to increase awareness of the future citizens

Dr Francesco Pilla

Dr Francesco Pilla

Lecturer in Smart Cities & GIS, Dept. of Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin

4:00

Conference ends