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Switched on Scotland - 13 March 2019

ULEV Innovation & Application in Scotland

Leading the charge towards greener transport in Scotland


Join Energy Saving Trust and other experts at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on 13 March 2019 for Switched on Scotland Forum supported by Transport Scotland. This free conference will bring together a diverse agenda of individuals and organisations leading the charge towards greener transport in Scotland.

The day will celebrate Scotland’s achievements electrifying transport, and provide a view into the future for electric vehicles and the wider transport industry.

A focus on innovation and progress 

The morning will comprise presentations discussing developments in vehicle and battery technologies; the establishment of a user focused, state-of-the-art charging network supporting Scotland’s energy needs; Scotland’s clean air strategy; the ULEV market; Local Authority successes and more.

Workshops and panel discussions

A networking lunch will precede an afternoon of workshops and panel discussions, with topics involving energy balance for EV charging, training the future workforce, and discussion surrounding low emission zones. Two workshop sessions will run in parallel, with more detail to follow in the run up to the event.

Registration begins from 8.30am with the conference starting at 9.15am. Places are limited, early booking is recommended.

Venue details

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Dynamic Earth is the prominent white dome structure located below the Salisbury Crags, neighbouring the Scottish Parliament building and Palace of Holyrood House.

  • Cycling & Walking: Dynamic Earth is an approximate 15 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly station. It is also close to the National Cycle Network. Find the nearest cycling and walking routes.

  • Bus: The venue is served by Lothian Buses 35 and 6 or hop aboard any Edinburgh City sightseeing bus tour. 

  • Driving: Dynamic Earth has a 24 hour car park located under the building, please note charges apply. There is one electric vehicle charge point on-site.



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8.30am Registration

9.15am Session 1: Encouraging the ULEV revolution

9:15am Introduction and welcome - Dougie Vipond

9:25am Transport Scotland opening - Stuart Greig

9:35am  Emissions and trends in the UK vehicle market - Sukky Choongh Campbell (SMMT)

9:50am Introduction to public sector ULEV procurement insights - Julie Caughey 

10:00am Dundee's success and plans for a multimodal future - Lynne Short (Dundee City)

10:15am EVs and LEZs: A local authority perspective - Andy Mouat (Glasgow City)

10:30am Q&A

10:40am Tea Break

10:55am Session 2: Powering the ULEV revolution

10:55am Reflections and introduction to Session 2 - Dougie Vipond

11:00am Future energy scenarios - Dave Wagstaff (National Grid)

11:15am Innovative tariffs and technology - Fiona Howarth (Octopus EV)

11:30am Leading the charge - Alexander Lewis-Jones (Delta EE)

11:45am EV uptake and energy system integration - Karl Anders (innogy eMobility Solutions)

11:55am Q&A

12.10pm Lunch 

12:50pm to 1:35pm Workshops A & B

Workshop A Local authorities: Preparing our towns and cities for the mass uptake of EVs

Workshop B Adopting sustainable last mile delivery options

1:40pm to 2:20pm Workshops C & D

Workshop A Public sector ULEV procurement insights (feedback session)

Workshop B ChargePlace Scotland and wider network: establishing and maintaining a user-focused network

2:25pm Tea break

2:55pm Introduction to Mr Matheson - Dougie Vipond

3:00pm Conference Address - Mr Michael Matheson MSP

3:15pm Session 3: Powering the ULEV revolution

3:15pm Introduction to Session 3 - Dougie Vipond

3:20pm ULEV skills and training for Scotland: a college response - Jim Brown (ESP) 

3:35pm Battery advances that will power the electric revolution - Euan McTurk (Dukosi)

3:50pm EST Support - Ellie Grebenik (EST)

4:05pm Q&A and closing thoughts - Dougie Vipond

4.15pm Conference close


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