8-9 October 2024
NEC, Birmingham

EV Café confirmed for 2021

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This article originally appeared on Fleet News

The EV Café, the expert team of industry leaders on all things electric vehicles, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet & Mobility Live to provide tips and advice on making the switch to zero emissions.

This year’s show is being held on October 5 and 6 at Birmingham NEC and is free to fleet decision makers and key influencers, with registration now open.

The EV Café concept, sponsored by partners Myenergi and Geotab, was created as a fun and informal way to bring the electric vehicle and decarbonisation industry together while the UK was locked down during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Its members include Jonny Berry, head of decarbonisation at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, Paul Kirby, electric van expert and consultant at EV Essentials, Sara Sloman, head of future mobility partnerships at Elmtronics, Sam Clarke, chief vehicle officer at Gridserve Sustainable Energy and John Curtis, presenter and Go Ultra Low Ambassador.

The presenters livestream at least once a month to tackle pressing topics on all things electric, with the shows uploaded online at

However, on October 5, the EV Café will be live and in person, with their own 45-minute clinic which starts at 11am.

This session will be conversational in style and highly interactive, with delegates able to quiz the EV Cafe team on any area of emobility, including topics like charging infrastructure, reducing operating expenditure, total cost of ownership and real-world operating experiences.

Kirby said: “The UK is looking to the fleet industry to lead the switch to zero emissions and many of the delegates at the show represent the companies that are already on that journey.

“My main aim is to help fleets of all shapes and sizes get started on the transition to a zero emission fleet and Fleet & Mobility Live will bring the industry together and create the perfect environment to engage with peers and experts in the industry.

“Our session will be highly interactive and focused on providing actionable advice to fleets that are making the switch.”


Electric vehicles top of the fleet agenda

The EV Cafe is just one part of all the content that will be at Fleet & Mobility Live, with over 18 expert seminar sessions and more than 20 speakers confirmed across both days.

The show will also offer expert views on emobility strategy development, making the business case for EVs, views on the Government’s latest decarbonisation plans and much more.

  • Ben Guest, OVO Energy field manager
  • Olly Craughan, DPD head of corporate social responsibility
  • Gary Mcrae, Urban Foresight head of electric mobility
  • Fraser Crichton, Dundee City Council corporate fleet manager
  • Graeme Cooper, National Grid head of future markets
  • Paul Jewell, Western Power Distribution, system development manager
  • Greg Archer, Transport & Environment UK director
  • Philip New, Energy Systems Catapult chief executive

The agenda for Fleet & Mobility Live is now available to view and registrations are open and free to fleet decision makers. 

This article originally appeared on Fleet News