Westminster symposium discusses future of electric vehicles

13th February 2017

Westminster symposium discusses future of electric vehicles.

The future of electric cars is set to be discussed in Westminster and InstaVolt will be in the thick of the action.

As one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle infrastructure firms, the company is attending ‘The Future of Electric Vehicles in the UK’ event on March 20.

The high-level symposium will feature talks from John Hayes, Minister of State for Transport, and Stewart Reid, head of asset management and innovation at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

Tim Payne, CEO of InstaVolt, said: “We are at the cutting edge of innovation in the electric vehicle charging market so it is absolutely right that we are at this important event. I’m looking forward to hearing from senior government figures and fellow industry leaders about the way ahead for the next generation of electric vehicles.”

The event has been organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group (APDIG), a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians and design sector organisations that works to develop new design policy ideas, critique existing government decision-making around design, communicate within Parliament the enormous potential value of design, and help the design community better engage with the policy process.

The government has introduced a number of schemes to encourage the roll-out of electric charging points in the last 12 months, including a £2.5m fund for councils that commit to putting charge points on streets with no private parking. Meanwhile, in the private sector major car manufacturers, including Nissan, have also stepped up investment in electric vehicle production.

Tim Payne concludes: “The public and private sector are both making strides to encourage use of electric vehicles so it will be interesting to get them together in the same room and find out how they can work even closer together for the good of the UK’s environment.”

To find out more about the event visit the Event Brite website.