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'Drive to Net Zero’ event on electric vehicle charging

19th October 2020
Alex Lynn

Schneider Electric has announced that it will host an industry summit on EV charging infrastructure on Wednesday 21st October, 11am UK time. The ‘Drive to Net Zero’ virtual event will be led by Schneider Electric and hosted by Green TV’s founder, Ade Thomas. Schneider Electric will lead discussion around the role grid infrastructure and energy management has to play in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in this event.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Schneider Electric: Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland – keynote speaker
  • DPD: Olly Craughan, Head of Sustainability
  • Gridserve: Toddington Harper, CEO
  • Pivot Power: Matt Allen, CEO
  • EO Charging: Charlie Jardine, CEO

The event will feature a talk from each guest speaker, followed by time for Q&A, and concluding with a panel discussion amongst all speakers. Audience members will be able to submit questions throughout the event.

Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric commented: “We’re glad to be connecting digitally with our customers, partners and other industry professionals to discuss how integrated grid infrastructure can drive forward the e-mobility transition. We hope the sessions will prove informative and insightful for attendees.

“As we add more renewables to the grid and progressively electrify our transport with EVs becoming a regular fixture at out increasingly digitised homes, we need to ensure our legacy grid systems are unprepared to handle this change.

“As the 2050 net zero deadline continues to loom, these technologies will be essential to decarbonising the grid and preparing for the eradication of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.”

The event is part of the EV Summit Online Series, which brings the thought leadership and industry insight that is the hallmark of the EV Summit into the digital space. Each online event covers a deep dive dedicated to different sectors within the wider electric vehicle industry.

Register here to receive a Zoom invite for the event.  

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