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

ElectraCon and Battery Vehicle Society

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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.

Have questions about ElectraCon - the bi-annual Electric Vehicle event, at MOSI? Contact ElectraCon and Battery Vehicle Society


Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP Manchester
United Kingdom


ElectraCon and Battery Vehicle Society

Event Organiser:  

Mary Perkins - 07751 696 055

  Contact the Organizer

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