The Advanced Propulsion Centre and Innovate UK will host the event as experts come together to debate the challenges that need to be addressed to allow a future where vehicles can be entirely sustainable, from cradle-to-grave.
In March 2017, 250 members of the automotive industry joined the 'Can we put the Z in EVs?' debate at the Royal Institute. This event investigated the whole life environmental impacts of electric vehicles, with views from experts on recycling, infrastructure and natural resources, as well as automotive OEMs.
A year on, we will be examining how the debate has moved on, the advances in technology and how to regulate new ultra-low emission vehicles. We will also question how we measure sustainability, should the focus be on social, evironmental or economical sustainability?
Held in the Ondaatje theatre at the Royal Geographical Society, the event will bring together key industry figures from the major OEMs in automotive, automotive supply chain and world leading academics to enable discussions on how we will achieve sustainable supply chains in the future.
This event will feature leading academics and industry experts on the following topics:
How has the debate moved on from 'Can we put the Z in EVs?'
A guide to lifecycle analysis and future regulations
Sustainable materials and manufacturing methods
How can we optimise energy use when the vehicle is in use?
How are other sectors measuring and managing sustainability?