Tailpipe dreams - what is a sustainable vehicle?

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Royal Geographical Society.

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Is sustainability achievable in the Automotive sector?

Join the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Innovate UK as we debate how realistic it is that the automotive sector could eventually be entirely sustainable. We are excited to be joined by Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering Policy for the IMechE, as the compere for this event.

In March 2017, 250 members of the automotive industry joined the 'Can we put the Z in EVs?' debate at the Royal Institute. This event investigated the whole life environmental impacts of electric vehicles, with views from experts on recycling, infrastructure and natural resources, as well as automotive OEMs. A year on, we will be examining how the debate has moved on, advances in technology and how to regulate new ultra-low emission vehicles. We will also question how we measure sustainability, should the focus be on social, evironmental or economical sustainability? Can we really achieve sustainability from cradle to grave?

Held in the Ondaatje theatre at the Royal Geographical Society, we will bring together key industry figures from from the major OEMs in automotive, automotive supply chain and world leading academics to enable discussions on how we will achieve sustainable supply chains in the future.

Have your say on if a sustainable automotive is just a 'tailpipe' dream.

This event will feature leading academics and industry experts on the following topics:

Agenda to date:

12:00 Registration and lunch

13:00 Can we put the Z in EVs - have we got the answers one year on?

Jon Beasley, Director of Technology and Projects, Advanced Propulsion Centre

13:10 Can we achieve Sustainable Development?

Jonathon Porritt CBE, Founder, Forum for the Future

13:30 The potential impact of future taxation and regulation for ULEVs

Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP

13:40 How close are we to achieving sustainable production and manufacturing methods?

Dr Allan Walton, Head of Magnetic Materials Group, University of Birmingham

Prof. Geoff Scamans, Chief Scientific Officer, Innoval Technology

Venn Chesterton, ULEV Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

14:30 Break

15:00 How can we optimise energy consumption when the vehicle is in use?

Dr. Robert Wragge-Morley, Research Associate, University of Bath

Andrew Pease, Technical Collaboration Manager, Energy Systems Catapult

Speaker TBC, Meridian

15:50 Break

16:20 Robbing the grave - extending the life of our vehicle components

Prof. Dave Greenwood, Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems, University of Warwick

17:10 A look elsewhere - how are other sectors measuring and managing sustainability?

Adele Blakeborough, CEO, Social Business Trust

17:30 Drinks reception and networking

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Register now to join the debate on the 29th March 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society for 'Tailpipe dreams - what is a sustainable vehicle?'

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