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23rd – 24th April 2020

23rd – 24th April 2020. Time Left:

2020/04/23 08:00:00

Topics 2020

Entering the Electric Era

The need for action in order to reduce the climate crisis is urgent. Electrification of the transport sector with renewables will reduce the globe’s Co2 emissions considerable. How do we get policymakers, business and consumers to speed up the transition for the world to enter the electric era?

EV Policies around the world
EV policies are spreading around the world with Norway taking the lead. What are the different national and regional EV policy measures, and do they work?
Energy of Tomorrow
Is electrification of the transport sector a problem or an opportunity to speed up the transition to renewable energy?
Battery Technology and Volume
How do we make EV batteries cheaper, lighter, more effective and more friendly to the environment?
Mass Production
Are the international car manufacturers ready to turn fast enough or will newcomers take over the electric car market?

Nordic EV Summit is organised by:

              

Land

How can all cars, tractors, trucks and buses become zero emitters through batteries?

Sea

Ships, ferries and boats: How fast will seaborne transport become electrified?

Air

Small electric planes are here. When can we choose them on national and even international flights?

Our Speakers

MEET OUR 2019 SPEAKERS

Robert Llewellyn (UK)
TV presenter
2019 Nordic EV Summit moderator Robert Llewellyn has regularly appeared on British television since the mid-1980s. You might most easily recognise his face from vehicle-building game show Scrapheap Challenge, but the technology fan has actually also for decades been the man behind the rubber mask playing robot Kryten in the science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf.

Llewellyn first encountered electric cars in California in the early 2000s when making the American version of Scrapheap Challenge. As an engineering enthusiast he was intrigued by the developments and started driving an electric car in 2009.

Over the last 8 years he has driven just about every commercially available electric car and travelled the world to witness innovative technology as it starts to get a foothold in our global energy system.

His current YouTube channel Fully Charged Show focuses on electric cars, bikes, trucks, busses, boats and soon planes, but the growth in renewables, electricity storage, smart grids and associated systems is rapidly coming to the fore.

Llewellyn’s home is now 60% powered by a mixture of solar and batteries, including charging 2 electric cars.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth (DE)
Jaguar Land Rover
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth joined Jaguar Land Rover as Chief Executive Officer on 18 February 2010. In the same month he was appointed to the Board of Tata Motors and in 2016, to the Board of Tata Sons.

Prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover, Prof. Dr. Speth was a Director at The Linde Group, the international industrial gases and engineering company.

Previously, he worked at BMW for 20 years before joining Ford Motor Company’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG) in 2007.

Prof. Dr. Speth has a Doctorate of Engineering and is a Professor of the University of Warwick. The Royal Academy of Engineering invited Prof. Dr. Speth in 2014 to join its Fellowship.  In 2015, Prof. Dr. Speth was awarded an Honorary Knight of the British Empire.

Lan Marie Berg (NO)
Oslo Vice Mayor, Environment and Transport
Lan Marie Berg (Green Party) is Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport in Oslo. Vice Mayor Berg is responsible for climate and environmental policies in Norway’s capital, and also in charge of parks and recreation areas, water and sewage, waste management, energy recovery, the municipal roads and the city’s fire department.

Vice Mayor Berg has a strong international commitment with a particular emphasis on climate justice. Berg has followed UN climate negotiations closely and her international experience has strengthened her focus on thinking globally, acting locally. She has lived in Tuvalu, Kenya, South Africa and Vietnam. Berg holds a Master’s degree from the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo.

Prior to becoming Vice Mayor Lan Marie worked at The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, the Mela Festival and CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research). Vice Mayor Berg started her political career in 2014 when she became the first candidate for the Oslo Green Party.

Monica Araya (CR)
Sustainability advocate
Monica Araya is an advocate, adviser and communicator who has incubated several initiatives in Latin America. She founded Costa Rica Limpia (costaricalimpia.org) to bring people closer to clean, smarter technologies that improve their everyday life. Her work focuses on consumer and citizen engagement in the shift toward renewable energy and zero emissions electric mobility.

Her group pioneered www.movilidadelectrica.org– the first electric mobility platforms in Latin America devoted to the education of consumers about electric vehicles. She also co-founded the Electric Mobility Association in Costa Rica and is Vice President of the Board.  Her blog, “Essentially Electric” is hosted at the business newspaper La República. She writes frequently for international and local media and has given talks in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Kumi Naidoo (ZA)
AMNESTY
Kumi Naidoo is a life-long social justice and environmental campaigner hailing from South Africa. Born in Durban in 1965, Kumi’s first taste of activism came at age 15 when he organised and took part in an anti-apartheid protest that saw him expelled from his school.

As a result of his continued anti-apartheid activism, he was forced to live in exile in the UK in 1986. He returned to South Africa in 1990 to work with the African National Congress. He went on to hold multiple leadership roles in civil society and global organisations, including as the Executive Director of Greenpeace.

He joined Amnesty International as the organisation’s ninth Secretary General in August 2018.

Hui Zhang
NIO
Hui Zhang is Managing Director of NIO GmbH. He heads the German office of the global electric car startup from Shanghai.

After studying in Beijing, Pforzheim and Utah, Hui Zhang initially worked at VOITH AG in purchasing and supply chain management in China and Germany. Subsequent working for KIEKERT AG as Vice General Manager and Lotus as General Manager, he was responsible for Business Group Industry and Healthcare China at Leoni AG as Member of the China Board.

Due to his many years of intercultural experience, both in the German and Chinese markets, Hui Zhang has profound industry knowledge in the areas of company management, sales, purchasing and supply chain management. He now oversees the NIO office in Munich, where, in addition to design, the focus areas are Supply Chain Management and Lightweight Engineering.

Ola Elvestuen (NO)
Minister of Climate and Environment

Elvestuen was appointed Minister of Climate and Environment in January 2018, after having served as Member of Parliament and leader of the Energy and the Environment Committee since 2013.

Prior to this, Elvestuen was elected to the Oslo City Council in 2003 where he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Urban Development from 2003 – 2011 and later as Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport from 2011-2013.

Elvestuen have been the deputy leader of Norways Liberal Party, (Venstre) since 2008, andwas prior to this leader of the Oslo branch from 2000-2007.

Ola Elvestuen was born on the 9th of October 1967, at Vestre Toten, in the county of Oppland. He spent his childhood at the small town of Eina. Elvestuen holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo, having studied Social Anthropology, Political Science and History. He started a major in History. He has undertaken leadership training at the Norwegian Defence College.

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann (DE)
EVELOZCITY
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann brings 25 years of automotive industry experience to EVELOZCITY. Prior to Opel, he held various leadership positions including CEO of Volkswagen Group China and CEO of Continental AG. Neumann is a longtime advocate and early pioneer of electric mobility and in 2009 he took over VW’s companywide responsibility for electric propulsion.

Neumann also worked as CTO and Board Member at Continental Automotive Systems, where he oversaw the acquisition of Siemens-VDO, making Continental the second-largest supplier of automotive electronics in Germany. He was then promoted to CEO in 2008.

Neumann has a passion for new transportation concepts – believing that traditional car makers will not be driving the change. He feels these new concepts will free major urban centers of traffic and pollution. He has a PhD focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund.

Barbara Vollert (DE)
Porsche
Barbara Vollert has been with Porsche for 17 years and has since May 2017 held the title of Vice President Region Europe. Previously, she’s acted as the company’s Director Quality Method & Systems, Director Global Training and Vice President Sales Network Management & Development.

She was born in Hof/Saale in Bavaria, Germany. Prior to joining the automotive industry in 1984, Vollert studied Chemistry and Rubber Technology in Bayreuth and Hannover.

Eric Feunteun (FR)
RENAULT
Eric Feunteun is Renault’s Electric Vehicle Global Program Director.

Since 2007 Electric Vehicles has been a key strategic move for Renault. With 4 cars Renault is the leader of the European EV market. When Feunteun took the responsibility of the program the priority has been to continue growing the sales while improving the profitability.

This has been achieved with doubling profit margin per car between 2015 and 2016 as well as growing the volume by 25%. His second main undertaking is to launch a renewal of the EV product plan as well as a long-term EV strategy.

Feunteun also set up the first set of EV business units for Renault.

Dag Falk-Petersen (NO)
AVINOR
Dag Falk-Petersen has been CEO of Avinor, Norway’s airport operator and air navigation service provider, since 2011.

He was trained and served for several years as a pilot on a number of aircraft in the Royal Norwegian Air Force, including F16, and has held a wide range of operational and management positions in Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

Before Mr. Falk-Petersen came to Avinor, he was CEO of CHC Helikopter Service in Norway. He still maintains his private pilot certificate.

Carsten Breitfeld (DE)
BYTON
Carsten Breitfeld, CEO at Byton, is a world-renowned expert in electro mobility with a PhD in mechanical engineering. He spent the past 20 years at BMW, leading a range of key engineering divisions within chassis development, powertrain development and corporate strategy, for more than 10 years as a BMW Group Vice President. 

In 2010, Carsten was named head of BMW’s i8 vehicle program, which gave birth to the game-changing i8 luxury plug-in hybrid model. His leadership and introduction of a revolutionary development process helped launch the BMW i8 successfully in merely 38 months.

The model surpasses all vehicle standards in performance, materials used and development efficiency, setting new benchmarks in the auto industry. Through his efforts, innovative sales and customer service techniques and systems have been established to market the BMW i8. 

Chelsea Sexton (US)
Consultant & Advisor

Since becoming a Saturn car salesperson at age 17 to pay for university, then joining the General Motors EV1 electric vehicle program in the 90s, Chelsea Sexton has amassed unparalleled expertise in advanced transportation and related technology deployment, including product development, go-to-market strategy, stakeholder engagement, retail processes, public policy, infrastructure, marketing, and communications. 

Chelsea led the initial creation of the Automotive X PRIZE, which awarded $10 million to winning teams and inspired similar prize efforts to catalyze innovative transportation and smart city solutions. As a Senior Advisor to VantagePoint Capital Partners’ cleantech practice, she helped guide the firm’s transportation-related investment priorities, most notably an early stake in Tesla Motors.

Chelsea’s diverse adventures have also involved advising companies, NGOs, and government agencies around the world, including: Audi, Nissan, Tesla, Chevrolet, Electrify America, Google, Best Buy, Edison Electric Institute, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, California Energy Commission, and many others. She also co-founded Plug In America, the largest consumer-oriented electric drive advocacy group in the US, and remained its Executive Director for several years.

Chelsea is featured in various books, TV shows, and films, including Sony Pictures Classic’s Who Killed the Electric Car? and National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously. 

Colin McKerracher (UK)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Colin McKerracher manages coverage of the transport sector at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the clean energy and carbon markets division of Bloomberg LP. Colin’s team covers the technology, policy and economic factors influencing the evolution of the transport sector. This includes electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, biofuels, fuel cell vehicles, connected cars and other new vehicle technologies.

Colin previously managed BNEF’s coverage of the global smart grid industry. He has over 10 years of experience in the clean energy sector and presents regularly at industry events. Colin’s past roles include Director of Sales and Marketing for Neurio, a smart grid technology company, and Business Development Manager for a Canadian biofuel company. Colin holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He is based in London, UK.

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Robert Llewellyn (UK)
TV presenter
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth (DE)
Jaguar Land Rover
Lan Marie Berg (NO)
Oslo Vice Mayor, Environment and Transport
Monica Araya (CR)
Sustainability advocate
Kumi Naidoo (ZA)
AMNESTY
Hui Zhang
NIO
Ola Elvestuen (NO)
Minister of Climate and Environment
Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann (DE)
EVELOZCITY
Barbara Vollert (DE)
Porsche
Eric Feunteun (FR)
RENAULT
Dag Falk-Petersen (NO)
AVINOR
Carsten Breitfeld (DE)
BYTON
Chelsea Sexton (US)
Consultant & Advisor
Colin McKerracher (UK)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Gallery

Visuals from the 2019 event

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Details

Time and place

The 2020 Nordic EV Summit will be held in the EV capital Oslo on 23rd to 24th April 2020.

The conference will take place at Clarion Hotel the Hub, right next to Oslo Central Station.

If you’re arriving via plane, both NSB and Flytoget offer trains departing from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central station, and each take less than half an hour.

Please check back later for discounted room rates for Nordic EV Summit participants at Clarion Hotel the Hub.

Contact

Get in touch

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Siri-May Sivertsen, Project leader
+47 952 04 260 | 
siri-may@tumedia.no

Terje Edvardsen, Director, Global sales
+47 917 36 393 | 
terje.edvardsen@tumedia.no

Bjørn Stockman, Director, Global sales
+47 915 96 266 | bjorn.stockman@tumedia.no