Beyond electric cars

Fleets are in Charge of the destiny of road transport decarbonisation. The BVRLA’s Fleets in Charge webinar series will explore the latest technologies and business models and the policy environment that surrounds it.

Our fourth Fleets in Charge webinar considers zero emission technology outside of EVs.

For many vehicles, especially heavier vans and trucks, electric is unlikely to be the primary route for achieving zero emissions. This session will navigate some of the different technological options available and will discuss what a roadmap to zero could look like beyond the current preoccupation with electric vehicles.

Event Speakers

Catherine Bowen

Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA

Catherine supports the BVRLA’s policy and lobbying activities with specific focus on air quality, future mobility, and decarbonisation. Catherine has worked in senior policy roles for over 12 years and has experience of working within private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations. She has previously worked for the British Retail Consortium, where she held the post of senior policy lead for crime and security.

Denise Beedell

Policy Manager - Vans and Urban, Logistics UK

Denise helps to deliver Logistic UK’s urban and environmental logistics policy agenda, in particular, proactively leading Logistics UK’s policy work on vans, including publications, information services and discussion forums in connection with policy and regulatory issues. Denise joined Logistics UK from the Federation of Small Businesses, where she was Development Manager for Greater London and led on Transport, Environment and Crime policy issues in the capital.

Greg Archer

UK Director, Transport & Environment

Greg Archer is the UK Director of the international NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). His work focuses on creating and implementing policies that drive clean technology into transport. During 7 years based in Brussels working on EU-regulations, Greg led successful campaigns for cleaner cars including ambitious EU CO2 standards that are now helping to drive the shift to electric cars. He also helped expose the industry-wide dieselgate scandal and implement solutions through establishing a better testing framework. Before joining T&E, Greg was Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) where he led the development of the worlds first national carbon and sustainability reporting scheme for biofuels and early work to highlight the problems of indirect land-use change. Now back in the UK, his work is currently focused on developing the regulations and complementary policies to ensure a phase out of cars and vans with engines, shift to zero emission trucks; and how to decarbonise aviation through the use of synthetic fuels.

Laura Holloway
Laura Holloway

Head of Government and Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings

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Tim Campbell

Consultant, Campbells Consultancy

Tim is one of the leading consultants in helping fleets transition from diesel to electric / hydrogen fuel cell and has over 35 years experience of working in the commercial vehicle industry. He owned Europe’s leading commercial vehicle only research company working around the world on various commercial vehicle projects and now concentrates on consultancy managing the transition from diesel to electric / hydrogen fuel cell for key players in the sector. He was recently the Senior Commercial Vehicle Consultant for the National Grid, Ventures Division, looking at the strategic implications of the UK’s route to zero emissions in the van and truck sector. Tim holds Galileo Master Certificate in Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage from the European Energy Centre, is a council member of the LowCVP, contributed to the government’s Electric Vehicle Taskforce Report and a regular speaker at various conferences on EV and Hydrogen Fuel Cell. He owns Campbells Consultancy and the website www.electricvanandtruck.com