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:
Ships, ferries and boats: How fast will seaborne transport become electrified?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Edgeir started his career during his studies as co-founder of the startup Deriga in Trondheim, later sold to Visma, the largest software corporation in the Nordics. Edgeir holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from NTNU.
PHOTO: With his smart phone app, Aksnes wants to make it easier for consumers to control their electricity consumption.
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. See the full schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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