Electric vehicles- are you up to speed?

This event has now been postponed until the autumn and we are no longer taking bookings. If you wish to attend this course in the autumn, please register your interest by emailing the events team.

Electric vehicles are set to expand rapidly as an urban transport form in the next 5 years. This half-day seminar will look at planning and technical developments, vehicles, batteries and charging technologies as well as the impact on architecture, the transport and energy infrastructures, including renewable sources.

Confirmed speakers:

Richard Reid, Senior Engineer at Arup will provide background to the environmental and technical issues which have brought the electric vehicle to the forefront of transport development and report on a number of research and pilot projects with which they are involved.

When you charge an electric vehicle the speed at which it happens is key to the effectiveness of their deployment. Are there enough charging points and is battery swap a better option? David Martell, Chief Executive of Chargemaster one of the leading charge station suppliers will take us through the issues.

How to deal with the impact of electric vehicles on energy demand and infrastructure will be looked at by Alan Higginson of UK Power Networks, one of the major partners in the Plugged in Places initiative which helps local areas establish power networks .

Bill Watts of Max Fordham and Partners will look at the impact of the electric vehicle on lifestyle and the opportunities they offer for designers of homes and workplaces.

Ray Noble of REA Solar will be looking at the integration of electric vehicles and renewable energy. Is a massive deployment of mobile batteries a panacea for the renewables sector?

Cost: £45 + VAT. Booking is essential.

CPD certificates provided.