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Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce report to be launched on Tuesday January 14

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The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce will launch the report “Energising Our Electric Vehicle Transition” on Tuesday January 14th in central London. The Taskforce is the widest collaboration between the energy supply, transport and mobility sectors along with government.

The agenda for the seminar has just been published.

It has been facilitated by the LowCVP, at the request of government, to maximise the benefits arising from the electric vehicle transition for motorists, the energy industry and wider society by capitalising on innovations including smart charging. Delegate bookings are now being taken for the event. (Click here to join the wait-list.)


The formation of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce was announced at the Prime Minister’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in September 2018.

The launch event - which will take place at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster from 2pm on 14th January -  will provide an opportunity to hear from Taskforce leaders, government and industry stakeholders about the opportunities arising from the electric vehicle transition and how the changes will impact on energy consumers, drivers, businesses and the wider energy system.

Speakers at the launch seminar on January 14 to include: 

  • Keynote: George Freeman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport 
  • Professor Jillian Anable, University of Leeds - Institute of Transport Studies
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Ian Cameron, Head of Innovation, UK Power Networks
  • Christina Calderato, Head of Transport Strategy and Planning, Transport for London
  • Jack Cousens, Head of Roads Policy, The AA
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Richard Halsey, Capabilities Director, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Sam Hollister, Director of Economics and Corporate Services, Energy UK
  • Roger Harrabin, Energy & Environment Analyst, BBC (Session chair)
  • Fiona Howarth, Chief Executive, Octopus Electric Vehicles
  • Philip New, Chief Executive, Energy Systems Catapult (EV Energy Taskforce Chair)
  • Howard Porter, Chief Executive Officer, BEAMA
  • Peter Stephens, Head of UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan
  • Fintan Slye, Director of UK System Operator, National Grid ESO

The Taskforce is chaired by Philip New, Chief Executive of the Energy Systems Catapult and facilitated by LowCVP.

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce seminar will be followed by a networking reception in the grand Elizabethan Library at One Birdcage Walk.

See the full agenda.


This is a free event, open to those with a stake in the EV transition and its implications for the energy sector. Applications to attend may be limited.

Note: Media representatives who are interested in attending this event, please contact the LowCVP Secretariat for further details.

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