Led by the Joint Nations Group made up of CIHT Cymru Wales, CIHT Northern Ireland, CIHT Scotland and CIHT Republic of Ireland. This webinar looks at the development of electric vehicle infrastructure across the nations. It will include presentations from all speakers as well as a Q&A session.
This year the UK Government confirmed its plan to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and continue to invest in electric vehicles as the future of travel. Additionally, the Republic of Ireland government have committed to a target of 1 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030. With these deadlines now being only 9 years away, there is a push for new infrastructure to provide the support needed for electric vehicles.
This webinar will look at schemes across the nations of Cymru Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. It will also show how the different national targets have affected their approaches.
Helen Westhead is an Associate at Arup, advising on policy, strategy programmes and projects to deliver net zero. Helen leads a portfolio of decarbonisation projects across the energy and transport sector, including infrastructure planning for electric vehicles. Her recent work includes the EV Charging Strategy for Wales on behalf of Welsh Government, alongside policy and programme design to facilitate the delivery of charging infrastructure as part of a decarbonised electricity grid.
David has nearly 40 years’ experience working in the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Having previously led on HR policy and equal opportunities issues, over the last 15 years he has been responsible for developing policy for public transport reform in Northern Ireland and led the Bill team for the introduction of the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 2011. Over recent years his focus has been on the introduction of alternative fuels infrastructure to support sustainable transport solutions in the bus, freight and private vehicle markets.
Fraser has worked for Dundee City Council since 2001. In 2011 he was appointed as the Transport Manager for the newly formed Corporate Fleet Department. Since then 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 and infrastructure adoption.