Infrastructure Challenges from Growth of EVs

Branch event
  • East Midlands
  • <p>Room 2.86H (for refreshments from 18:30)<br />Room 2.07 (for the talk at 19:00)</p> <p>Hugh Aston Building<br />De Montfort University<br />The Newarke<br />Leicester<br />LE2 7BY</p>
  • 10-12-2019
  • 18:30 - 21:00
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Join the EI East Midlands branch for a talk on electric vehicles.

With 30% of the Worlds C02 emissions coming from transportation, this is a crucial area to tackle global warming. The growth of Electric Vehicle adoption over the last few years has accelerated across the globe and continues to see exponential growth over the next 10 years. In the UK alone it is expected that the number of EV’s on the road will soar to over 5m vehicles by 2030, bringing with it, over £10bn of investment in charging infrastructure.

As well as opportunities, the switch to EV’s will bring significant challenges to our infrastructure from the distribution grid to commercial buildings and right through to our homes. Optimising our existing power infrastructure will be key in ensuring there is a sound business case for commercial and domestic consumers to make the switch. EV’s will be the catalyst that brings an understanding of generation, distribution and use of electricity into the mainstream for consumers.

Amit Chopra, Emobility & EVC manager UK & IRE, Schneider Electric w

Amit will present what trends and drivers are driving the EV charging market and the types of EV charging infrastructure that will be required to meet the expected growth for EV vehicles.

Amit is responsible for managing the Emobility and EV charging business end to end. Previously managed the deployment of the electrical infrastructure role out for a EV manufacturer across the UK.

Travel information
De Montfort University is in the centre of Leicester (LE1 9BH) and is a short walk from the station or can can be reached by bicycle or car. The entrance to the car park can be found on Gateway Street. The Hugh Aston Building is a short walk from the car park.

Admission is free

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