11 April 2014, 9-5pm, London Metropolitan University, UK

Throughout Europe, city-regions are championing the development and use of electric vehicles (EVs) and other Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). London is a notable example. In tandem with the decarbonisation of power generation, anticipated benefits include significant reductions in C02 emissions to mitigate climate change, energy security, and improved air quality. Further, electrification of road transport can stimulate much needed economic growth. As yet, however, such initiatives tend to lack synchronization and coordination. There seems to be considerable scope for further development and ‘green growth’ in this emerging industry across Europe and other world regions.

Running from October 2011 to September 2014, the E-Mobility NSR is helping to facilitate a more joined-up approach to electrification of road transport mobility that will improve accessibility and sustainable growth in the North Sea Region. The interdisciplinary project involves universities, national and local authorities and economic development agencies from seven countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom) with the shared aim of developing common strategies and solutions. To follow the progress of E-mobility NSR please sign up for the project e-news at: www.e-mobility-nsr.eu.

The London conference reviews progress towards mainstream market acceptance of electric mobility. In particular, it foregrounds the ‘bigger picture’: the prospects for electrifying road transport across Europe and other world regions, and opportunities to develop complementary green technologies and business solutions for cleaner, quieter, healthier cities. Expert panels consider what needs to be improved, what works well, and what might be transferrable. 
This conference is organised by E-mobility NSR in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

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TfL hybrid ‘new Routemaster’ buses
Leon Daniels, MD Surface Transport, Transport for London, UK
Presentation 01

Ultra Personal Rapid Transit: a million autonomous electric miles and counting
David Marron, MD Ultra Global PRT, UK
Presentation 02

DHL Supply Chain Europe goes green
Jim York, VP GoGreen DHL Supply Chain Europe, UK
Presentation 03

New EV drivers: overcoming ‘range anxiety’ and other barriers
Dr Mark Burgess, Oxford Brookes Psychology Department, UK
Presentation 04

Significance of EV infrastructure for mainstream market acceptance
Dr Keith Bevis, Russell Fenner, EValu8, East of England Plugged-in Place, UK
Presentation 05

Electric Mobility Information Centres (EMIC): short introduction to demonstrations and exhibition
Steen Olesen, Hoje Taastrup, Denmark
Presentation 06

Metropolitan perspectives on EV deployment and charging infrastructure: insights from Hamburg
Peter Lindlahr, MD hySolutions GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Presentation 07

Emergent Strategies for an Emergent Technology
Martijn van der Steen, Rogier van Schelven, Netherlands School of Public Administration
Presentation 08

Electrifying urban freight transport for cleaner cities and efficient logistics
FDT - Association of Danish Transport and Logistics Centres, Denmark
Presentation 09

The role of EV consumer behaviour on smart grid solutions
Ghent University, Belgium
Presentation 10

Smart EV Charging and Battery Optimization to Support the Smart Grid
Prof Ghanim Putrus, Northumbria University, UK
Presentation 11

Smart Grid Solutions
Prof Ghanim Putrus, Dr Sara Walker, Dr Edward Bentley, Gill Lacey, Northumbria University, UK
Presentation 12

Creating cross-border routes for longer distance EV driving
Lindholmen Science Park AB, Sweden
Presentation 13

Momentum for Electric Mobility - Dynamics of multi-level governance
Dr Sjoerd Bakker, Delft University, The Netherlands
Presentation 14