"The move to lower-carbon forms of transport is a turning point for the automotive industry, opening up new opportunities for existing UK automotive companies and with the potential to create new jobs and new industries, for example around the charging infrastructure...I urge British companies to get involved and seize these new opportunities for growth and jobs"
Business Minister Pat McFadden - 19 November 2009


Title: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Charging the Future of Transport
Date: Thursday 10th December 2009
Time: 10:00am – 3:45pm (followed by networking drinks reception)
Venue: One Whitehall Place
The Royal Horseguards, Westminster, London


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Previous delegate job titles have included:

  • Account Manager
  • Applications Development Engineer
  • Automotive Trade Sector Advisor
  • Customer Director
  • Director of Overseas Development
  • Doctoral Researchers
  • Economists
  • Head of Automotive Market Development
  • Industry Liaison Officers
  • OEM Programme Managers
  • Principal Engineer
  • Regional Director
  • Senior Manager
  • Senior Researcher
  • Strategy & Business Development Director
  • Technical Information Officer
  • Technical Programme Managers
  • Technical Sales Manager

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Stephen Harkin (confirmed)
Automotive Analyst
Delta Energy and Environment

Stephen Harkin

Stephen is Lead Analyst on electric vehicles at Delta Energy and Environment, an Edinburgh based research and consulting firm specialising in low carbon, customer-end technologies and markets. Delta’s core EV capability relates to a deep understanding of key market drivers: policy incentives & regulation, electric utility strategy, technology development and emerging business models.

Marie-Barbe Girard (confirmed)
Senior Associate, Commissioner's Delivery Unit
Transport for London

Marie-Barbe Girard

Marie-Barbe Girard is a senior associate in Transport for London’s Delivery Unit, a small team reporting directly to the Transport Commissioner and responsible for ensuring the organisation delivers the Mayor’s transport priorities. Since joining TfL in 2007, Marie-Barbe has been actively involved in several strategic projects such as preparing for the periodic review of London Underground’s Public Private Partnership, developing policies to tackle social exclusion in London, and more recently investigating options for the roll-out of electric vehicles across London.

Greg Simmons (confirmed)
Technical Director


Elektromotive is the world’s leading provider of recharging stations for electric vehicles. The company’s main product is the Elektrobay, which can be installed at the kerbside or in multi-storey car parks. Elektromotive works with governments and local authorities to provide Elektrobays and engineering consultancy services to help accelerate a shift towards emissions-free motoring. Founded in 2003, Elektromotive has grown very rapidly to become the clear leader in its field – no other company in the world is at such an advanced stage in the development and deployment of recharging stations for electric vehicles.

Bethan Carver (confirmed)
Head of Partnerships and Affinities
EDF Energy


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Sean Long (confirmed)
Automotive and Low Carbon Vehicle Sector, Senior Specialist
One North East Regional Development Agency

Sean Long

Sean Long is the Sector Senior Specialist for Automotive and Low Emission Vehicles for One North East Regional Development Agency. With over 25 years of experience in the automotive and supply chain related industry working for Global companies such as Caterpillar, Land Rover , BAE, Fisher Rosemount Controls and Miller. His roles within this industry have covered areas across the value chain from Managerial positions in Purchasing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Engineering, Product Planning, Marketing and Sales, along with Project Management and 6 Sigma Black Belt Management and deployment.

Ian McDonald (confirmed)
Technical Director
Future Transport Systems

Ian MacDonald

With over 30 years Automotive experience spanning Leyland bus and truck division, Formula one and motorsport and most recently as Chief engineer – Electrical at Lotus engineering, a position he held for 9 years, Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to the group, with regarding on-board vehicle systems and technologies. Ian is responsible for technology development strategy with in Future Transport Systems, with respect to the provision of consultancy services specialising in gap-filling technologies around the adoption and implementation of a sustainable low-carbon transport infrastructure.

Event Summary

Over the past year, rapid advancements in technology have shaped electric vehicles (EVs) into viable, green alternatives for future personal transport. However, the question remains: which will come first? EVs or the infrastructure to power them? Despite the increasing capabilities of EVs, the lack of a unified recharging infrastructure has continued to impede their acceptance into the mass market, creating a “chicken and egg” situation. Recent government funding initiatives, consumer acceptance and key investments by major OEMs have demonstrated the substantial environmental benefits and economic importance of these vehicles. Implementing these initiatives and charging infrastructures effectively, along with the latest in recharging technology advancements, will make the transition to low-carbon vehicles a reality.

This conference offers a timely opportunity for stakeholders, investors and business representatives from the auto and utility industries to share their own experiences and exchange ideas in order to gain a key understanding of infrastructure requirements, charging technology and development opportunities as the uptake electric vehicles begin to expand around the globe. In addition, this session will provide an invaluable opportunity for delegates to expand their business network, as well as identify future obstacles that must be overcome in order to create a unified and advanced electric vehicle charging infrastructure.