ElectraCon - the bi-annual Electric Vehicle event, at MOSI

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Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Liverpool Road

Castlefield

Manchester

M3 4FP

United Kingdom

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DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE 2011 EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS OF OUR 2013 EVENT

ElectraCon

Summer Day Conference - hosted by the Battery Vehicle Society

Date to be confirmed, 2013, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

A day of Electric Vehicle fun, including talks, a debate, and a chance to get up close to some electric vehicles. Attendees will include: the general public, BVS members, and representatives from the industry including researchers, designers and manufacturers of cars, bikes, batteries, charging posts, etc.

The provisional programme is listed below. Please be aware that some details are still being finalised, and speakers may be subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


- - Registration from 9.30am - -

09.45 - Welcome and overview of the day

Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS

09.50 - Session 1 - Speaker TBC

10.30 - Session 2 - The Electric Blue Project

Hear about how the world’s fastest electric milk-float was designed and built, and find out what other interesting EV projects Kevin as been involved with.

Kevin Bourne, Eco Electric Vehicles

11.15 - Coffee Break

11.45 - Session 3 - Electric Motors - nothing to get wound up about!

There are many different types of electric motors. This talk will show how the same basics of physics apply to all of them, whilst also explaining why different types of motor have different performance characteristics in practice.

Antoni Offert, BVS

12.30 - Questions on the morning talks


12.45 - Lunch -

- A chance to view the electric-vehicle display, and the rest of the museum

14.25 - Introduction to the afternoon Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS

14.30 - Session 4 - Where do we actually need EV charging points?

Robert Sharpe, Evergreen Consulting

15.00 - Session 5 - ‘Open-mic’ Session **

– Short presentations from BVS members on their EV activities/interests.


15:30 - Questions on the afternoon talks


15.45 - Tea Break

16.15 - Session 6 -

DEBATE: Electric Vehicles – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

- Are electric vehicles the answer? Battery power? Fuel Cells? What about how the energy is generated? What should the way forward be for transport in the UK?

The BVS invite the General Public to a free session in which we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Electric Transport.

16.55 - Closing Remarks Mary Perkins, Chair, BVS

17.00 - Network and Close (5.30pm)

** If you are a BVS member and would like to speak in this session, please let us know via the ticket form when you buy your ticket.

Location

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Liverpool Road

Castlefield

Manchester

M3 4FP

United Kingdom

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