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PLANET ELECTRIC

The International Energy Agency predicts the number of electric cars in the world could be as high as 220 million units by 2030. All of them must be charged with renewable energy. Nordic EV Summit 2019 takes on a global perspective along the following four central themes:

Ramping up production
The world needs a wider range of EV models, a higher pace of delivery and a steady expansion of markets. Can the industry deliver without causing harm to people and nature? Are sustainable cars trapped in dirty energy, or will the automobile manufacturers become tomorrow’s changemakers?
Charging from pole to pole
Lack of home charging is a significant barrier that may delay the EV revolution. How can we serve both crowded cities and scattered small towns with the capacity, capability and access they’ll need? How can we supply clean energy when all cars, trucks, buses and boats go electric?
The Norwegian EV policy kit: can it be exported?
Norway is aiming for full electrification in sales within 2025, and the rest of the Nordics is joining the race. Can Norwegian EV policies be the recipe for the world? Can the world’s most successful political tools for the EV shift, become Norway’s most important export?
Barriers, carriers and consumer choice
Consumers actions, habits and principles are not easily changed. Still, it is the people’s demands that are the driving force in forming the future.  Who are today’s and tomorrow’s EV owners? What ideas will win their hearts and minds, and what’s in the way of getting them on board?

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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 SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS

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.

Krista Huhtala-Jenks (FIN)
MaaS

Krista Huhtala-Jenks has been working on developing the revolutionary Mobility as a Service concept for several years. She recently moved from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications to MaaS Global, the world’s first true MaaS operator with its Whim service. In her dual role as the Head of Go-to-Market, and Head of Ecosystem & Sustainability, Krista focuses on rapidly expanding Whim to new markets, working closely with all stakeholders interested in making MaaS a reality. She strongly believes that MaaS is the win-win solution for people’s mobility needs and the society. Besides her day job, Krista moonlights as a hard core metal head.

Clay Stranger (US)
Rocky Mountain Institute
As Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Clay oversees research, communications, and diverse interactions both within and outside RMI, an independent, entrepreneurial, non-profit think-and-do tank that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources. Clay also serves as Project Manager for RMI’s latest initiative, Reinventing Fire: China, a partnership with the Chinese government to examine the maximum feasible share of renewables and efficiency technology in the Chinese energy economy through 2050. The project’s aim is to develop a transparent, adjustable, and enduring model to inform China’s energy future. Clay has worked on energy strategy in more than a dozen countries including Japan.

Prior to joining RMI, Clay worked in viticulture, marketing, and social-business incubation, and was the founder of an import company dedicated to the international distribution of Mexican wine and spirits. As a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, he has led expeditions in the Sierra Nevada, Himalaya, and Rocky Mountains. He holds a BA in Agriculture, Ecology and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MBA focused on natural resource management from Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Washington State.

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.

Dr Glen Peters (NO)
CICERO
Dr Glen Peters is Research Director at CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Oslo. He is also lead author of IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report and one of the main contributors to the Global Carbon Project.  Peters performs research on the causes of recent changes in carbon dioxide emission trends at the global and country level, and how these changes link to future emission pathways consistent with global climate objectives. He is particularly interested in how emission scenarios are created, interpreted, and used, and how this relates to ongoing policy discussions. He has a background in mathematics and physics.
Julie Furber (UK)
Cummins Inc.
 Julie Furber is the Executive Director of the Electrified Power segment at Cummins. She is responsible for overseeing the development and acceleration of Cummins knowledge and capability in electrification, positioning the company to be the leading provider of electrified powertrains in commercial and industrial markets. 

A disruptor at heart, Julie has been at the forefront of identifying the products and solutions critical to the success of Cummins customers. Prior to leading the Electrification business, Julie was responsible for product planning and product management across the company’s $8-billion Engine Business, the largest of Cummins’ four business segments. This included all new product programs, market-based innovation and new business incubation.

Julie joined Cummins in 2005 as the Global Finance Director for Cummins Generator Solutions, based in Stamford, England. She then moved to the United States where she has held a variety of key commercial roles, which included leading the global off-highway business for Cummins Emission Solutions, serving as the Global Integrated Account Management leader for PACCAR, Cummins’ largest customer, and leading the entire North American Truck team.

Prior to joining Cummins, Julie had more than 15 years of business leadership experience in sales, operations and finance in diverse industries, including security printing, glass and food. 

A native of the United Kingdom, Julie is a qualified accountant and holds bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics from Oxford University. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. Julie and her husband, Paul, have two daughters, Megan and Ella, and reside in Columbus, Indiana.

Jack H.T. Cheng (CHN)
NIO
Jack Cheng is Co-founder and Executive Vice President of NIO, and the Chief Executive Officer of XPT. As a pioneer in the automotive industry, his focus is to empower a joyful future and mobilise the world through affordable autonomous electric cars.

Jack graduated from Taiwan National Cheng Kung University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to NIO and XPT, he was also the China Country Manager of Magneti Marelli and Chairman of Fiat Automobiles, Co. Ltd. His leadership on a global level began at Ford in 1981 where he started in components design engineering and later moved to product planning and product development.

Jack’s success can be attributed to his ability to create and foster international business and government relationships, while his instincts allow him to see what’s next and blaze the trail to get there. He believes that the next phase of the mobility and electric vehicle industry will be the greatest opportunity yet. The future is in smart, electric and autonomous vehicle and NIO and XPT are placing their bets in this market.

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.

Pål Johan From (NO)
NMBU
Professor Pål Johan From is a world leading expert on farm robot systems. Together with his students at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences he has developed a system of automated farm robots powered on electricity. His invention has the potential to revolutionize food production as we know it.
Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn (UKR)
Politician
Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn is a Ukrainian politician from Donetsk region. In October 2014 was elected to the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) on the party list of Batkivshchyna. He chairs the subcommittee on energy saving and energy efficiency of the Energy Committee.

He has participated in lobbying and introducing numerous energy reforms in Ukraine. He personally championed initiatives supporting e-mobility, renewable energy and those focused on creating an energy efficiency market in Ukraine.

Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn represented Ukraine in Conferences of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Paris, Marrakesh, Bonn and Katowice. He is focused on promoting renewables, sustainable development, green economy and supporting displaced universities that were relocated from Donbas and Crimea.

Beate Kvamstad-Lervold (NO)
SINTEF

Beate Kvamstad-Lervold is Special Advisor in SINTEF Ocean and Manager for SINTEF Mobility, an important cross disciplinary strategic research area for SINTEF. Our ambition is to develop sustainable solutions leading to a necessary change in transport. We are aiming for increased safety, efficiency and reduced emissions, increased value creation and strengthening the Norwegian industry position in a global competition. Beate holds an MSc in electronics and telecommunications (NTNU, 2000) and her main competence is maritime technology and industry development, built up from her 7 years in Kongsberg Seatex and 11 years in MARINTEK/SINTEF Ocean.  

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.

Matjaz Krivic and Boštjan Videmšek (SI)
Freelancers
World Press Photo award winner Matjaz Krivic and crisis reporter Boštjan Videmšek will present their Lithium Road photo project at the Nordic EV Summit.

Lithium Road  illustrates this new gold rush for the modern age. Batteries are the social and industrial game changers of our time. As the need for effective climate protection gets stronger, the development of cleaner energy is gaining momentum. At the same time, a key part of the solution, lithium, and the production of the material, is not without its own hazards and sins.

The photographic project follows the tracks of lithium, from investment and prospecting in the US, to mining in Bolivia, production of batteries and cars in China and to the small oil state Norway leading the way to electrify all of its transportation – cars, buses, planes and boats.

Ellen Hiep (NL)
Dutch Electric Vehicle Drivers Association
Ellen Hiep is board member of the Dutch Electric Vehicle Drivers Association (Vereniging Elektrische Rijders) and CEO of HiePRactief, a Dutch communications agency specialized in smart eMobility.

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.

Ellen Hiep is also one of the founders of Adventures 2 a smarter world,  a program that connects kids from different parts of the world with exciting (online) challenges in the field of smart mobility, solar and climate change.

Fraser Crichton (UK)
Dundee City Council

Fraser has worked for Dundee City Council since 2001. In 2011 he was appointed Assistant Manager of the newly formed Corporate Fleet Department.

He has been at the forefront of implementing electric vehicles and infrastructure in Dundee as well as surrounding local authorities.

Pro-active in the council’s drive towards the EV uptake of the city’s taxi industry he has presented at many UK/European conferences where he has articulated his knowledge and expertise in the practicalities of electric vehicle adoption.

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 1990s, 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. She is quoted frequently in a variety of media outlets, occasionally writes for one of them when a topic gets under her skin, and her candor makes her a more popular public speaker than her organic shyness would prefer.

Bakur Kvezereli (US)
ZTRACTOR
Bakur Kvezereli is Co-founder and CEO of Ztractor, a Palo Alto based Autonomous Electric Tractor company. Ztractor’s mission is to rethink current farming practice and introduce AI powered, future agriculture machinery. The startup has partnered with OEMs in the United States and Europe, and the first model will be delivered to customer in California in 2019.
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Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann (DE)
EVELOZCITY
Krista Huhtala-Jenks (FIN)
MaaS
Clay Stranger (US)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Monica Araya (CR)
Sustainability advocate
Dr Glen Peters (NO)
CICERO
Julie Furber (UK)
Cummins Inc.
Jack H.T. Cheng (CHN)
NIO
Barbara Vollert (DE)
Porsche
Pål Johan From (NO)
NMBU
Dr. Oleksii Riabchyn (UKR)
Politician
Beate Kvamstad-Lervold (NO)
SINTEF
Colin McKerracher (UK)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Matjaz Krivic and Boštjan Videmšek (SI)
Freelancers
Ellen Hiep (NL)
Dutch Electric Vehicle Drivers Association
Fraser Crichton (UK)
Dundee City Council
Chelsea Sexton (US)
Consultant & Advisor
Bakur Kvezereli (US)
ZTRACTOR

Gallery

Visuals from the 2018 event

2019 Schedule

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21st March

Plenary

Planet Electric: from National Policies to Global Realisation
Car Manufacturers
Financing Green Mobility

21st March

Parallel Sessions

The Ethics of Batteries
Electric Construction Equipment
Electrifying Large Fleets
Electrifying Agriculture
Smart Charging
Learning from the Leaders

22nd March

Plenary

City Mayors: the City’s Role
Car Manufacturers
Fast Charging

22nd March

Parallel Sessions

Electric Freight
Electric Aviation
Autonomous Mobility
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Details

Time and place

The 2019 Nordic EV Summit will be held in the EV capital Oslo on 21st to 22nd March 2019. This time, the conference will take place at the brand new Clarion Hotel The Hub.

The hotel is located within short walking distance from Oslo central station. Nordic EV Summit participants are offered a discounted room price from just NOK 2079 (including VAT and city tax), if the booking is done via e-mail to meet.thehub@choice.no 

Note: Use discount code #251 in your booking. Please make sure to book early as these rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

Contact

Get in touch

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

Terje Edvardsen, Program committee
+47 917 36 393 | 
program@nordicevs.no

Bjørn Stockman, Partners / sponsorship
+47 915 96 266 | bjorn.stockman@tumedia.no

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