23rd – 24th April 2020
23rd – 24th April 2020. Time Left:
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?
Ships, ferries and boats: How fast will seaborne transport become electrified?
Wiebe Wakker is a sustainable adventurer known from his journey in an electric car from the Netherlands to New Zealand. With his project ‘Plug Me In’ Wiebe wanted to educate, inspire and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. His journey crossed 34 countries in 1.222 days and was completely powered by strangers who offered him energy to bring him and his Blue Bandit to the other side of the world.
Wiebe will talk about how he dealt with challenges along the way, what he learned from hundreds of people he met in various parts of the world and inspires with motivating lessons learned on the road.
He graduated from Leiden University in 2001 with a law degree and received a MBA from Nyenrode Business University in 2006. As an expert for the International Energy Agency and the European Commission he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging. In his spare time he is a chosen member of the Provincial Council of Utrecht.
Before joining ABB in 2014, Frank held senior leadership roles and led several global business units in the Automotive Division of Bosch and worked out of Germany, China and the US. The recent businesses Frank led globally in Bosch before joining ABB were the Automotive Thermal-Systems business unit and then the innovations and 2-wheeler eMobility business unit.
ChargeNet NZ was founded in January 2015 to directly address the lack of a coherent nationwide charging network. With over 180 managed sites as at January 2020, ChargeNet now supports the majority of public DC charging infrastructure in New Zealand.
With an EV market share close to 50 % Norway is leading the way. Christina became the association’s head five years ago, after working as a political adviser within mobility and environmental issues. An expert on electric mobility, she frequently meets with OEMs and advises politicians and governmental bodies from different countries.
HiePRactief is an official and active partner of the S4C Smart e-Mobility Holland- Westcoast Program that promotes knowledge and innovation exchange in the field of smart eMobility between the Westcoast of the US and the Dutch government, universities and industry.
She previously worked for the Mayor of London and in the European Parliament. During her four years in the parliament, she was head of office and advisor to Fiona Hall MEP, and followed EU legislation on renewables, energy efficiency and sustainable transport in the industry, research and energy committee. Julia was born in Latvia, and speaks English, French, Latvian and Russian.
Jesper built his first motorcycle when he was only 8 years old. This long-term knowledge on motorcycle driving dynamics has influenced the development of the Fenris Motorcycles’ patented platform design, steering system and bespoke motor. Jesper’s declared goal is to improve motorcycle safety, and Fenris has actively been part of the EU funded Safe2Wheeler research group to improved motorcycle safety.
Jonas has held various leading positions within General Motors and Saab Automobile for instance as head of the Africa, Asia, Middle East region and globally responsible for retail network development. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers in Gothenburg and is thrilled to be part of the biggest changes in the automotive sector in the last 100 years after having spent almost 30 years in the business.
Erik Lorentzen is head of Analysis and Consultancy at the Norwegian EV Association. He works closely with policy development and the EV market with a special focus on charging infrastructure.
Lorentzen has a master’s degree of Political Economy, and has several years of experience working with climate and transport related issues for the Ministry of the Environment, the public funding agency Transnova and for the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads.
While these charging point serve to 4-wheelers passenger cars, it has also launched a pilot project of Battery Swapping for 3 –wheelers. Though India has small number of electrical cars presently, by virtue of being amongst top 5 car markets of world, it has huge potential to be the leading EV market of the world in few years.
The 2020 Nordic EV Summit will return to the EV capital Oslo 23rd to 24th April 2020.
The conference will take place at Clarion Hotel the Hub, right next to Oslo Central station. Just exit the station and walk for about 100 meters.
If you’re arriving in Norway via plane, the train companies Vy and Flytoget both offer trains departing from Oslo Airport to Oslo Central station, and each take less than half an hour.
To book your room at the hotel with a special Nordic EV Summit discount, please use this link and enter the booking code NEVS for 10% off.
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