EV 2040 – adapting the city for an era of electric vehicles


The attractions of electric vehicles (EVs) in the city are manifold - lower emissions and cleaner air, quieter streets (and therefore less need to seal buildings) and the consequent benefit to demand management through vehicle to grid connection. There may even be the potential to reclaim the estimated 20+% of the city given over to vehicles. This was once a slow-burning dream, but all of a sudden we have a timetable - just over 20 years to adapt our cities to function with EVs. Is there a hidden downside? This Conversation will explore the challenges now facing built environment professionals as the era of EVs begins in earnest.  


  • Gavin Thompson, Buro Happold Engineering (chairing)
  • Robert Llewellyn, actor, broadcaster and founder of Fully Charged
  • Christophe Egret, founding partner of Studio Egret West
  • Catherine Hutt, director of EQ + iQ
  • Duncan Price, director of sustainability at Buro Happold Engineering
  • Tom Callow, director of communication and strategy at Chargemaster


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City Conversations are produced by The Happold Foundation with ngenuity Ltd and supported by The Built Environment Trust.