- Sam Clarke is the Chief Vehicle Officer at GRIDSERVE and is an entrepreneur, investor, EV evangelist, a Fellow (FloC) and sector chair for the National Institute of Couriers.
- Graeme Cooper leads National Grid’s work on electric vehicles / decarbonisation of transport by leading and coordinating all the work relating to the UK regulated business of National Grid.
- Andy Eastlake was appointed as ZEMO’s, Managing Director in April 2012, after serving both on the board and as chair of the Members Council for many years.
Topics discussed in this episode:
Electrical Vehicle • Which strategy would you use to phase out petrol and diesel cars? • Given the aggressive targets for EV’s, should we be looking to mirror the ban on ICE with hybrid vehicles as well? • Do we have enough capacity on the network? • What do you believe the EV landscape will look like in 10 years’ time? • As we leave the covid pandemic and move to a more digital culture, how will this impact EV adoption? • Battery degradation, does this exist in EV’s, if so, at what levels are we seeing? • What do you like about driving your EV? What do you miss about your ICE vehicle? • What do we do with the battery once the EV is at end of life?
eBuses and eTrucks
• Why is the government pushing so hard to promote ebuses / zero emission buses? • What are the barriers to adoption of ebuses currently? • How is the gov supporting operators transition to ebuses? • Is it all about zero emission from the tailpipe? • How important is renewable electricity in ebus operation? • How does ebus compare with hydrogen fuel cell buses? Is there room for both technologies?