Transport emissions contribute to a concerning quarter of European carbon dioxide emissions, of which the large majority are from road transport. As a result, rolling out electric vehicles (EVs), building new electric infrastructure and mobility systems are vital to delivering cleaner air, greener urban transport, and driving innovation in the energy sector. We explored recent government policies introduced to accelerate the deployment of EVs, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban mobility, the deployment of EV charging infrastructure, and the implications of electricity and battery demand. Additionally, we will discuss the role of policymakers, investors, and operators in driving forward global adoption of EVs across cities of the future. With Leo Horn-Phathanothai, Head of WRI UK; David Hostert, Head of EMEA Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Justine Bornstein, Insight Senior Manager, Energy, Resources & Industrials/Global Transport at Deloitte UK; and Mike Strahlman, Director of EV at JustPark.
Leo Horn-Phathanothai is an environmental economist, urbanist, author, non-profit leader and advocate dedicated to realizing the promise of a world rid of hunger and destitution in which people and communities can thrive in balance with nature. He heads the World Resources Institute UK Office and is the Director for Strategy and Partnerships at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, which works with cities to help them transform into resilient, inclusive, low-carbon places that are better for people and the planet. Previously he served at the United Nations and as an adviser to the British and Chinese governments and the World Bank, focusing on the nexus of climate and development.
David Hostert is the Head of EMEA Research at BloombergNEF (BNEF), a strategic research provider covering global commodity markets and the disruptive technologies driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. Their expert coverage assesses pathways for the power, transport, industry, buildings and agriculture sectors to adapt to the energy transition; helping commodity trading, corporate strategy, finance and policy professionals navigate change and generate opportunities.
Justine Bornstein is a senior insight manager working across energy, resources, industrials and transport sectors. In her previous work at Deloitte and elsewhere, her research focused on automotive and industrial sectors, specifically on the cross-industry trends affecting transportation and manufacturing and how they impact corporate behaviour.
Mike Strahlman is the Director of EV for JustPark. Passionate about the Energy Transition, Mike has spent the last 12 years across the Energy Industry including 9 years at Shell and 3 years with Deloitte. At Shell, Mike worked across Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, culminating as Shell’s Integration Director for their acquisition of New Motion and First Utility; at Deloitte, Mike most recently spent time in Post Merger Integration and leading Start-up / Scale-up engagements for Energy Transition companies. Mike holds a MEng from Oxford University, is CGMA accredited, and has recently been appointed as a non-exec Director of Giki Social Enterprise and to the Board of Advisors of BuffaloGrid.