Supplying 2030

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 second webinar in the series will focus on the supply of electric vehicles.

By 2030 the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned. Yet, last year, only around 1 in 10 new car sales had some level of zero emission running capability and could be plugged in.  Although this represents a dramatic increase on previous years, there is clearly still a long way to go before 2030. What are manufacturers planning to help us reach the 2030 target? What is the Government’s blueprint for getting us there? What are the supply challenges fleets are facing as they look to increase their own EV representation?

Speakers

Chris Jackson

Head of Fleet Partnerships, Centrica Business Solutions

Chris Jackson is the Head of Fleet Partnerships at Centrica Business Solutions and his role is to help enable fleet operators to transition to EVs at scale. In the last 15 years he’s worked in the fleet industry including the leasing divisions of two High Street banks and now works at the UKs largest energy company. Electric vehicles have been a big part of his career for the last five years and he believes that the right to breathe clean air - coupled with climate change and increasing legislative pressure is highlighting the need for businesses large and small to decarbonise their fleets. Chris builds energy partnerships primarily with fleets (cars, commercial vehicles, buses and taxis) and leasing companies, while actively developing the next generation of services to customers. He is a lifetime petrol head, but now an official electric vehicle nerd.

Rachael Hewish

Public Affairs Manager, BVRLA

Policy and communications specialist Rachael Hewish has spent the past decade supporting parliamentarians in Westminster and has worked in a variety of policy, engagement and communications roles in the charity and association sectors. She provides a valuable additional resource to help boost our public affairs capabilities.