EVworld NZ 2019
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.
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The transition to an electric-powered transportation future has begun. Kellen Schefter from the Edison Electric Institute identifies the major trends that are driving the shift toward sustainable transportation and the signs of progress from around the world. This session highlights the emerging lessons from leading global markets on how to build an EV ecosystem, including policy levers, cross-sector collaborations, and innovative customer solutions. Kellen lays out a vision for EV success – and how New Zealand can become part of the global EV revolution.
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
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
Urban mobility and infrastructure are evolving to incorporate both EVs and AVs, with the possibility of a ‘Seamless Mobility’ future for cities. However, there is no common or clear vision for how the design and deployment of the required infrastructure that will be affected by changes in mobility patterns, vehicle technology and energy systems. In this presentation we look at the 4thIndustrial Revolution and how the concept of non-linear innovation may help connect citizens, technologists and city planners to co-create these new mobility platforms for smarter cities.
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)
Senior Business Journalist
Senior Manager Sustainable Technology
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Road Transport Forum
VIA, the vehicle import association
The Future Cities Institute
Who should attend?
- Key government & transport policy/regulatory influencers
- Local government
- Fleet owners & managers
- EV industry stakeholders