CAR FUTURES WALES | EVENING CONVERSATION
17:00 to 20:00 | ARUP, CARDIFF
Thank you to our sponsors:
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today’s built environment (www.arup.com). Our Welsh business is long established and having grown gradually, today employs more than 400 staff who work for Welsh clients on a wide range of projects as well as contributing to initiatives in England, Ireland and as further afield as the Middle East and Asia. Arup’s advanced technology and transport consultants are playing a leading role in UK Autodrive, a government-backed trial of automated vehicle technology, as well as advising on several other transport technology projects.
DriveElectric are the UK’s leading provider of specialist EV leasing and support services, helping businesses and individuals make a seamless transition towards zero carbon transport since 2008. Through EV leasing, vehicle trials and driver engagement programmes, DriveElectric have successfully delivered more than 1,000 plug-in vehicles to market, generating cost-savings for clients across fuel, Congestion Charge and taxation, as well as contributing a significant CO2 reduction.
DriveElectric have delivered pioneering research projects to investigate the effects of mass EV charging on the energy supply infrastructure and seek innovation in the electric vehicle charging and energy demand management sector, focusing on cloud-based vehicle to grid smart-charging technologies.
The Electric Nation project is currently trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to help the grid manage the charging needs of an increased number of electric vehicles without the cost and disruption of upgrading local electricity infrastructure. 700 EV owners in the Western Power Distribution area will be participating during the project’s 18-month run, making it the world’s largest ever EV trial project.
In Summer 2018 DriveElectric will make V2G technology available to homes and workplaces across the UK, enabling EV owners to support renewable energy, reduce emissions and let their vehicle earn them rewards.
SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.
We’re dedicated to delivering a safe and reliable electricity supply to all of our customers 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Through our transmission and distribution network we provide power to:
1.5 million customers in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire*
2 million customers in Central and Southern Scotland
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We are engineers and educators, experts and advocates. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Join us on our journey.