Electric Vehicle Summit in Oxford to accelerate the shift to decarbonised e-mobility

COP26 taking place at Glasgow in November is focusing minds from industry, government and research on the urgency of tackling climate change. Electric vehicles are an important part of decarbonisation and the drive for ultra-low emissions. 

Topics from roll-out and disparities in charging infrastructure, to electric vehicles (EV) for all, smart cities and green infrastructure are just some of the critical areas under discussion at this year’s EV Summit taking place at Saïd Business School in Oxford on 1-2 September 2021.

The EV Summit is a unique opportunity for senior business leaders to interact with an experienced panel of speakers from across the sector, take part in discussions and meet leaders in the field to drive forward full, battery electric e-mobility for electric vehicles.

Following the success of the 2019 and 2020 events, this year’s EV Summit has the theme of decarbonisation at its heart.

Created by Green.TV Media, whose MD is Rashida Noray (pictured), ElectricDrives news outlet, and Oxford City Council, the summit offers the opportunity to engage with fellow leaders from the entire suite of sectors involved in the rapid transition to electrification.

Ade Thomas, Founder of Green.TV Media, says, The most influential people in the electric vehicle space will attend the two days of the EV Summit in Oxford: active participants, shaping the debate and the contours of the new emobility industry.

The EV Summit offers the opportunity to listen to inspirational panel discussions and get involved in debates and Q&A on hot topics in the electric vehicle and e-mobility field, and attend our exhibition space. 

We also offer a targeted business introductions service for leaders who wish to meet fellow senior business professionals over a specific topic or agenda, creating new synergies, furthering the sustainability agenda, and bringing partnerships and business deals.” 

10 panels will tackle different aspects of decarbonisation and progress towards e-mobility, focusing on areas from investment in electric vehicles to smart cities, and decarbonisation of mobility. 

To book your place for the 2021 EV Summit, or to find out more about exhibiting or sponsorship, visit: https://www.evsummit.biz

Additional information on the EV Summit panels and speaker line-ups:


Delivering on sustainability and making the boardroom case for fleet electrification 

Panellists include: 

  • Maria Bengtsson, Director of EY, Valuation, Modelling and Economics
  • Markus Kroeger, CEO of ABB’s e-mobility Digital Venture
  • Tim Jones, Director of Marketing, Communications & Sustainability, DPDgroup UK
  • Alfonso Martinez, Managing Director, LeasePlan

Electric OEMs

Transitioning towards electric passenger vehicles

Panellists include:

  • Alex Smith, Managing Director, Volkswagen
  • Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK
  • Jonathan Goodman, Chief Operating Officer, Polestar

Rethinking e-mobility

Successful corporate strategies at the tipping point of accelerated EV adoption

Panellists include:

  • Sherief Rahim, Director, Improved Corporate Finance


Making EV for everyone!

Panellists include:

  • Catherine Marris, Head of Innovation, Motability
  • Matt Dale, EV and eLCV Business Owner, ALD International Group

Investment in EV

Opportunities in the transition to zero emission vehicles

Panellists include:

  • Mark Richards, Partner and Co-Leader of the Energy, Environment & Infrastructure Team, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)
  • Maurice Hochschild, Chairman, Osprey Charging Network

Charging infrastructure in the UK

Delivering on the rapid roll-out of EV infrastructure

Panellists include:

  • Matt Porter, Global Head of E-mobility, Shell
  • Erik Fairbairn, CEO, Pod Point
  • Neil Isaacson, CEO, Liberty Charge
  • Adrian Keen, CEO, InstaVolt

Smart systems

How V2X, V2G and charging point management systems are powering efficient e-mobility platforms

Panellists include:

  • Floris van den Broek, CEO, GreenFlux Smart Systems
  • Niall Riddell, Founder, Paua
  • David Watson, Founder, Ohme

Sustainable cities

How e-mobility is delivering green infrastructure

Panellists include:

  • Jane Hoffer, CEO, GoWithFlow
  • Anthony Hinde, Managing Director, Mer
  • Poppy Mills, UK Managing Director, ubitricity
  • Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO, Connected Kerb

Decarbonisation of mobility

Building a net zero sector

Panellists include:

  • Jeremy Parkes, Global Business Lead, Electric Vehicles, DNV
  • Amy Stokes, Head of E-mobility, Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland
  • Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall Motors
  • Khaled Shahbo, Senior VP for Europe, Enterprise Holdings

EV design

Creating new, native, sustainable electric vehicles

Panellists include:

  • Carl-Magnus Norden, Co-Founder, Volta Trucks 
  • Mat Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Adam Barmby, Founder, EAV

About Green.TV

Ade Thomas, founder of Green.TV Media and Rashida Noray (pictured), Managing Director of Green.TV Media are available for interview on the EV Summit, as well as other Green.TV initiatives including:

  • The Decarbonisation Summit taking place on 9-10 November 2021. This inaugural summit will include the most prominent voices in the climate change space in the race to zero emissions. The Summit will feature COP26 speakers on stage live, at the Glasgow headquarters of SSE and international speakers and delegates will join virtually.
  • World EV Day taking place on 9 September (founded by Ade Thomas in 2020). The largest e-mobility and electric vehicle (EV) campaign of the year aimed at industry and consumers, as a global online event and movement towards EVs.

Ade Thomas founded Green.TV Media in 2006, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, after a career in sustainable programme making that stretches back two decades. Under Ade’s leadership, Green.TV Media has emerged as the leading global sustainability content creator and broadcaster with an extensive distribution network made up of many of the world’s most prominent digital media and technology hardware partners. Green.TV Media has a strong specialism in the e-mobility sector.  

With an MA in Political Science from Cambridge University, Ade used his qualifications, experience and contacts within the global climate change arena to conceive and launch World EV Day in 2020 in partnership with global technology company ABB. The global movement to celebrate electric vehicles worldwide and drive change together, saw 50 partners coming together for the digital-led event, including the National Grid, Scottish Power, Silicon Valley Leadership Group as well as automotive giants such as the AA, AutoTrader, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Tata Motors, amongst others.

The inaugural campaign in 2020 was a tool in delivering material change, with the UK Government investing £29m into EV infrastructure; Nissan announcing the production of 500,000 LEAF cars and had a total reach of 1.9 billion.

Ade is a well-respected speaker and catalyst for change on subjects including e-mobility, decarbonisation, sustainability and plant-based matters and feels privileged to bring interesting coalitions of people together beyond the scope of Green.TV Media, to bring about meaningful change in the sector. One such example is the £40m Innovate UK bid being won by Oxfordshire City Council in 2020 as a result of their partnership with the EV Summit last year. 

Ade is also keen to give his prominent views and opinions on what he calls the ‘ideas infrastructure’ to key institutions to help underpin a culture change. 

Rashida Noray, Managing Director of Green.TV Media, is also available for interview on topics including women in leadership roles, and diversity within the creative industries, in particular those who can help shape and contribute to the climate change agenda.

As a 28-year-old black female, Rashida has propelled her career since joining Green.TV Media in 2015 as a social media intern, to become the MD of Green.TV Media in 2020 working alongside Ade.

With a 2:1 BA in Filmmaking and Creative Media from the University of the West of England, Rashida started her career in the film production industry as a crowd, film and production runner for a number of companies, including working for the Disney ABC Television Group.

Rashida has been a coach and mentor for the charity, Creative Mentor Network in London and was appointed as a Non-Executive Board Member for the Bristol-based think tank, Centre for Thriving Places in January 2020, that aims to change the economic compass from consumption and growth, towards wellbeing for people, place and planet. 

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