5 May 2021 | Innovation | Collaboration | Environment

Policy Director of sustainable transport group to speak at EV webinar

The Policy and Operations Director of a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles will be a keynote speaker at the Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s upcoming webinar entitled ‘Overcoming local authority challenges in the electric vehicle space’.

Jonathan Murray from Zemo Partnership is speaking as part of a panel that will address a number of topic areas including:

  • Local authority successes and challenges 
  • The role of the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)   
  • Delivering a long-term strategy  
  • Educating consumers  
  • The role of energy networks/EV supply chain 
  • Overcoming challenges and next steps   

The Zemo Partnership (formerly Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) is a not-for-profit, independent partnership, jointly funded by government and its 200+ members. Zemo bring together government, industry, NGOs, experts and the widest range of key stakeholders at the highest levels, with a shared vision of accelerating transport to zero emissions.

The organisation shapes government policy, regulation and initiatives, influence business strategy and provide information and advice to those working to reduce emissions, improve air quality, and combat climate change through cleaner mobility.

Mr Murray joins a strong panel of speakers which includes Antony Henderson, Head of EV Infrastructure Policy and Regulation at the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV); Sophie Adams – Head Of Consumer Experience at OZEV; and Dan Turner, Low Carbon City Officer (Planning), Plymouth City Council. 

The event is designed to help provide guidance to local authorities on how to plan, develop and operate electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

With a £1.3bn fund allocated to the rollout of public EV charge points the installation of this infrastructure will need to be delivered at a local and national level. This will need collaboration between local highway teams, central Government and the wider energy sector for it to happen.  

There are several challenges that need to be overcome – including the adoption of on-street charging points; delivering a long-term strategy for the required infrastructure; use of Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs); engagement with energy networks; interoperability of chargers; and educating consumers.  

The event, which is being delivered in association with transportandenergy.com, will bring together the relevant stakeholders to discuss these challenges and provide guidance on how they can be addressed.  

You can find out more information about the event or register here.