EV Summit To Be Held in Oxford This Week

August 30, 2021 by Shannon Cuthrell

A look at what’s to come at this week’s 2021 EV Summit.

A two-day summit centering around electric vehicle trends and technologies will be held in person this week in Oxford, England. Running Sept. 1–2, the event will feature a series of panel discussions on topics relevant to EV development and adoption. 

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Organized by the media brand Green.TV, EV Summit will convene business leaders and stakeholders across the EV, energy, power, IT, and charging infrastructure industries. Though it will be held in person at the University of Oxford’s Säid Business School, attendees will also be able to tune in remotely through the event’s online platform. 

Panel discussions will cover a range of pertinent topics, such as decarbonization, the U.K.’s charging infrastructure plan, electric OEMs, corporate strategies for EV adoption, sustainable cities and fleets, investment opportunities for zero-emission vehicles, design, accessibility, and smart systems. The speakers hail from a mix of companies, from Shell to EY to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to Arup. 

The event will also offer attendees a “managed introductions” feature to meet with speakers, sponsors, and other leaders.

EV Summit first launched in 2018, drawing over 200 attendees and 1,000-plus live stream viewers. Last year, Green.TV brought the program online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opting to run a multi-part virtual series instead of a live summit. The lineup focused on two-wheel vehicles, investments, electric buses, charging infrastructure, OEMs, sustainability and research initiatives. Exhibitors included French electricity provider Électricité de France, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Swedish automotive brand Polestar, U.K. bicycle manufacturer Ribble, German electricity service provider E.ON Drive and French fleet management firm ALD Automotive. Green.TV also planned a series of online events for its week-long Top Women in EV event earlier this year. 

Tickets to the in-person program cost £1,250 (equivalent to around $1,713 USD), while online-only tickets cost £450 (about $616 USD). Attendees can tune into the event online for free, but they won’t be able to access the managed introductions features. 

To minimize coronavirus transmission, the venue will require social distancing, temperature checks and face coverings, and will adhere to hygiene and ventilation protocols, per EV Summit’s COVID-19 policy. According to the latest datasets from the U.K. coronavirus dashboard, Oxford averaged over 360 new COVID cases per 100,000 people in the seven days prior to Aug. 22.