EVworld NZ 2018
DRIVING THE FUTURE EV FLEET
Join those who are leading the way in the new EV world at the EVworld NZ Industry Conference this August. Last year 200+ delegates came together to discuss the future EV ecosystem and answer the challenging question of how we can achieve the ambitious targets set out by the government in 2016.
With climate change targets driving government incentives for zero carbon transport, EVworld NZ features experts leading the way toward the future of electric vehicles. The Industry Conference delves into key issues such as meeting the challenges to our networks, developing the heavy and light EV fleets and the opportunity to create a trans-Tasman market.
Secure your place at the EV event of the year – full agenda as below.
Our international keynote gives insight into the developing autonomous, connected and electric world of vehicles that are changing the face of transport worldwide. To achieve an ‘EV heaven’, there must be a policy shift and cultural change that draws parallels with New Zealand’s own EV ecosystem.
- Creating a cultural shift to achieve Climate Change targets and dually alleviate congestion
- Making EVs easy – drawing on experience in Europe to change a culture of ICE car drivers
- Investigating the effectiveness of financial incentives for accelerating EV uptake
This year the government announced they are committing to reducing climate pollution to net zero by 2050. The role of transport in reducing emissions is significant and a key driver of EV uptake throughout the country. The Minister will share the latest initiatives to accelerate EV adoption in both private and public environments and reflect on the opportunities and hurdles for further EV uptake in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a world leader in EV adoption and a part of a worldwide movement to discontinue the use of ICE cars. What can we learn from the rollout of EVs in countries such as Norway and the UK and how can we make our mark on the world as leaders in the EVolution?
Mark Lusis, Director, Arup & Board Member & Drive Electric
- Delving into the regulation: Are NZ standards currently hindering innovation and the adoption of new EV technology?
- Leading the way – how can private entities successfully collaborate with local and central government to support mass EV adoption?
- Meeting the tipping point for mass market adoption – what significant barriers still need to be overcome?
- Addressing the long and short haul EV fleet options – reflecting on the future of the EV truck
David Vinsen, Chief Executive Officer, Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association
James Williams, National Fleet Sales Manager, Hyundai New Zealand
Representative from Mercury Energy
The recent introduction of bidirectional technologies not only improves system efficiency and flexibility, but also enables wireless Vehicle to Grid/Grid to Vehicle (V2G/G2V) services. These services can further enhance the use of renewable energy sources, while also providing an additional
revenue stream for EV owners.
- Delving into the latest technological developments with wireless charging and how this works
- Current challenges with V2G development and the future vision for wireless charging with dynamic charging
Eighteen months on, hear from the pioneers innovating the EV space with their applications of the contestable fund.
a) The Warehouse
Greg Nelson, General Manager – Environmental Initiatives, The Warehouse Group
Kirsten Corson, General Manager, Yoogo Share
c) New Zealand Post
Paul Booth, Transport Logistics Manager, New Zealand Post
Research has been released this year highlighting the need for an industry strategy to meet the strain on the network represented by electric vehicles. With potential for electric vehicles to be expanded to the long-haul fleet sector, it is clear that this challenge needs to be addressed to allow for the predicted EV growth in New Zealand.
- Addressing the EV pricing issue for charging infrastructure providers
- Diving into network strain challenges – is a consumer behaviour change enough to reduce peak loads?
- From challenge to opportunity – technology progression to allow for vehicle-to-grid infrastructure to reduce pressure at peak
Nigel Broomhall, Managing Director, ChargeMaster
John Rampton, General Manager Market Development, Electricity Authority
Diego Villalobos, Principal Economist, Commerce Commission
Russell Yell gives direction on how advances in technology are presenting a new paradigm in urban mobility systems which are an attractive, sustainable alternative to private car ownership.
- The future sustainable city: linking EVs and AVs to our transport future
- Changing ownership models and the role of the OEM in the future
- Exploring consumer attitudes around electrification of transport and shared mobility, including Mobility as a Service
The opportunity for an ANZ EV market means a larger catchment for manufacturers and the potential for collaboration between the Australian and NZ governments. We bring those who are driving the zero-carbon transport change in both countries together to discuss what progress is being made across the ditch and what opportunities lie in this for NZ.
Clem Arlidge, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Programme Development & Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)
Who should attend?
- Key government & transport policy/regulatory influencers
- Local government
- Fleet owners & managers
- EV industry stakeholders
- INDUSTRY FORUMS
- Early bird price from $499 + GST
- Early bird ends on 5 Jul
- Last minute price from $599 + GST
- 9 Aug 2018