• 21 Sep 2022
  • Online

Electrification of Commercial Fleets Planning the conversion from liquid fuels to low carbon

A practical review of the state of electric commercial vehicles, finance, tax, infrastructure and interconnection.

The aim of this event is to help members who operate commercial vehicle fleets to understand more of the issues involved in lowering emissions and help them prepare for a lower carbon future.

We will hear from speakers concerning the economic case for implementing an electric strategy as well as tax and other incentives. We will review the current range of electric vehicles for commercial application and finally we will cover the practical issues for securing energy, interconnection, charging and planning infrastructure for fleet operators.

This event is being put together by IoD Kent's Sustainability Ambassador Michael Bax


Brad Miller

Currently Head of Low Emissions Vehicles at Vauxhall, and also leading hydrogen across the UK group; he has been with Vauxhall for 15 years. Previous to this Brad's background is light commercial vehicles from both a marketing and product perspective, and also engineering and manufacturing. including advanced engineering at GM Holden, Toyota and Mitsubishi.

Darren Riva

Darren Riva is the Managing Director of Journey Energy Solutions, a company dedicated to designing, installing and maintaining intelligent energy generation and management solutions.

A seasoned energy sector professional, he has an enviable resume that includes the position of Head of Energy Finance at Siemens Financial Services and Northern European Group Services Director at Zumtobel Group. His specialist knowledge and skills in financial services combine with a solid understanding of the challenges facing industry and the energy services market. As a result, he has the understanding required to formulate both strategic business plans and tactical ideas to rapidly mobilise best practice solutions producing tangible, high quality results.

Mark Smith

Mark started his career working on climate change adaptation projects for Kent County Council, delivering visioning exercises to help Kent’s communities imagine and adapt to life with climate change. More recently, he worked on an adaptation catalyst tool to identify pathways to manage climate risks.

Mark developed a low carbon transport project at Wealden District Council and led on the development of the council’s EV Chargepoint procurement project. He developed an emissions reporting methodology and reviewed staff travel plans before moving to Energy Saving Trust.

At Energy Saving Trust, Mark leads work on the Transport Decarbonisation: Local Authority Toolkit and supports local authorities across the South East to decarbonise transport, improve air quality and increase electric vehicle adoption as part of the Local Government Support Programme.

Nigel Morris

Nigel is a Motor industry specialist and has worked on a large number of car consulting projects, including the development and design of bespoke arrangements for EV readiness, salary sacrifice, employee car ownership (ECOS) and hybrid fleet and lease arrangements.
Nigel has worked at HMRC, KPMG, Deloitte, and PwC before joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Motor Sector team in January 2017.
Nigel is a fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

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