LCV CENEX Conference September 2017

October 16, 2017

What is the conference all about?

 

The Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) sector is an incredibly dynamic industry to be a part of right now; advancements in technology and regulation have accelerated the speed of change, as will the recent government announcements banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles [1] in the near future.

Much like electric vehicles (EVs), the LCV conference goes from strength to strength as each year passes (this was the 10th year). We were not disappointed! With more industry leaders presenting, exhibiting and collaborating, this conference had a lot to offer.

 

 

Our role at the conference

 

We attended the conference as exhibitors to help our partner, EA Technology, spread the word about the Electric Nation project; a project where we are running the customer perception piece. There was huge demand, with delegates energetically approaching the stand throughout the whole two days, all aiming to hear about this pioneering project aiming to explore the use, and ultimate public acceptability, of smart-charging.

 

Impact Research’s Managing Director, Michael Brainch, was on-hand to explain our contribution to the project, and the essential role that customer opinion will play in the future/success of smart-charging. Helen Rackstraw, our fantastic Research Executive and our newly appointed Impact Utilities Associated Director, Nicole McNab, were also in attendance to help delegates to understand the pressure that EVs are putting onto the current infrastructure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building our relationships at the conference

 

While at LCV, we were able to spend time with Electric Nation partners: WPD, Drive Electric, Lucy Electric and TRL. We also attended thought-leadership presentations and experienced the thrill of test-driving some EVs ourselves!

 

 

Overall, a brilliant conference with cutting-edge research and engineering to share. However, our exploration of smart-charging is only getting started, so to keep up with the developments, you can sign up to our newsletter here or contact Michael Brainch on 01932 226793.

 

References and notes

 

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40723581

[1] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scotland-petrol-diesel-cars-phase-out-ban-2032-nicola-sturgeon-snp-environment-air-pollution-a7930781.html

 

 

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