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EV Energy Task Force stakeholder launch event - video published

Tue 27 November 2018 | Back to news list

Representatives of over 100 key stakeholder organisations were represented at the recent public launch of the Government's new EV Energy Taskforce which is convened by the LowCVP and which was introduced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. A new video to introduce the initiative which was filmed a the event has been published. 

The Taskforce is, for the first time, bringing together the energy and automotive industries to plan for the changes that will take place as a result of rising electric vehicle use. The LowCVP is providing secretariat functions and the Taskforce is chaired by Phil New, Chief Executive of the Energy Systems Catapult.

The new video features contributions from the EV Energy Taskforce's Chairman as well as representatives of key stakeholder organisations including government, the energy supply sector and the motor industry.

The objective of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce is to put engaging the electric vehicle user at the heart of preparing the electricity system for the mass take up of electric vehicles. It aims to ensure that costs and emissions are as low as possible, and opportunities for vehicles to provide grid services are capitalised upon for the benefit of the system, energy bill payers and electric vehicle owners.

Driven by the requirement to tackle climate change, the transformation in mobility and energy production creates great opportunities for innovators, holding out the prospect of significant UK exports and growth as well as greater security of energy supply. 

At the formal announcement of the EV Energy Taks Force alongside the Prime Minister's ZEV Summit (held in Birmingham in September) Jesse Norman MP, Electric Vehicles Minister, said: “The UK is a world leader in the low emission and electric vehicle industries, and initiatives like the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce keep us at the forefront of this technology revolution.

“Bringing together government, automotive and energy sectors will help to ensure that Electric Vehicles become an integrated part of the UK energy system, and infrastructure upgrades can be planned in an efficient and sustainable way.”

The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has already held a number of meetings and has established an agreed work programme and five initial work packages. 

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