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This is a conversation with Albin Wilson 🎙️ Albin Wilson is an engineer by trade but has a passion for telling stories and for challenging endeavours. He co-founded the electric vehicle company Uniti in Sweden but has since moved to Nairobi, Kenya to join Opibus, an electric vehicle manufacturer. At Opibus, Albin is in charge of strategy and marketing supporting Opibus’ mission to electrify Africa. With products made and uniquely tailored for their environment, Opibus has a commitment to keeping their products locally made. The company is founded on three pillars of work; electric conversion systems, electric motorcycles and energy and charging solutions. These pillars ensure that from start to finish, the products Opibus produce support a fully sustainable ecosystem while also building toward a more environmentally conscious future. All while creating local jobs and building products that make sense for the local use case - designed in Kenya, for Africa.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Albin talks about: 💡 1.) the opportunities for zero emissions vehicles in Kenya 💡 2.) how they are converting safari vehicles to electric 💡 3.) how to convince motorcycle owners to make the switch to EV💡 4.) what local energy production needs to be made possible to charge the vehicles 💡 5.) how Kenya could deal with the downstream energy grid challenges when there are millions of EVs to charge This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
This is a conversation with Simon Dowson 🎙️ Simon is Managing Director of Silverstone-based Delta Cosworth. After gaining a degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University, he joined Reynard Motorsport on a graduate scheme and went on to become Operations Manager responsible for the day to day running and production of the Race Car division. Following the demise of Reynard, he went on to form Delta, a motorsport consultancy in 2005. Delta has since broadened its capabilities significantly across the electric and hybrid sector and work covers three main product areas; an ultra-low-emissions battery charger, vehicle “platform” engineering and control and high-power battery systems. Delta was acquired by Cosworth in March 2021, adding electrification to 60 years of Cosworth engineering excellence. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Simon talks about: 💡 1.) starting out in motorsports and how he transitioned to battery technology over a decade ago, way ahead of the market 💡 2.) How the technology used in road vehicles is now more advanced than racing vehicles 💡 3.) His reaction when the UK government announced that new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars will be banned from sale in 2030 💡 4.) the biggest challenges in battery technology 💡 5.) the acquisition of Delta into the Cosworth group and what it means for the business going forward This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
This is a conversation with Maz Shar 🎙️ Maz has a background in computer science and has been developing software for products and robots in our homes. During his career, he has shared an interest in emerging technologies such as VR and AR and their impact on society. Often these can be many years away, so Maz has learned to understand the chasm between hype and reality and the challenges of early adoption. Maz has been driving electric cars for the past 2 years and during this time has played an active role within the EV community sharing thoughts on the path to mass adoption. Maz is currently studying AI at King's College London with the ambition to contribute towards more intelligent and cleaner technology. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Maz talks about: 💡 1.) Why and how an EV is more convenient than a petrol or diesel car 💡 2.) Common misconceptions about EVs and areas of confusion 💡 3.) Why it’s important to know that different brands have different charging curves and what to look for when buying an EV 💡 4.) What sort of EV infrastructure the UK will need for those without access to a home charger 💡 5.) Why a bigger battery isn’t necessarily a better battery This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/Together with Power My EV, we are looking for up to 2,000 UK drivers to complete a survey and simple assessment. Your answers will help to tackle the barriers and concerns around switching to fully electric cars.The survey and assessment take around 10 minutes to complete. To say thanks for taking part, there's a chance to win a £200 Amazon voucher.Complete the survey at https://powermyev.cmail20.com/t/t-l-murjtit-wjhhrttc-y/
This is a conversation with Tom Callow 🎙️ Tom has worked in the electric vehicle and wider automotive sector for over 12 years. He formerly chaired the motor industry’s principle EV group and has extensive knowledge of electric vehicles, infrastructure and associated technologies. His role at bp pulse includes surfacing insights around vehicles and infrastructure, as well as engaging with the media, car manufacturers, government and other stakeholders. He has driven over 100,000 electric miles in the last four years. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Tom talks about: 💡 1.) BP’s strategy for building EV charging infrastructure 💡 2.) How to incentivise the sharing of public charging resources 💡 3.) When the best time to buy an EV is 💡 4.) How far future batteries will take our vehicles 💡 5.) The future for petrol station owners This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
This is a conversation with Fiona Howarth 🎙️ Fiona studied Engineering, Economics and Management at Oxford University. In her career she has held many varied roles including working at BMW on a hydrogen fuel cell that could provide auxiliary power in a combustion engine car, consulting for a FTSE 100 energy company, and a secondment to the Department of Energy & Climate Change. She was part of the team at British start-up Alert Me, which launched connected home products – which then became part of Hive, the smart metre provided by British Gas. Most recently Fiona is the current CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles, where she is championing the transition to electric vehicles. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, Fiona talks about: 💡 1.) What triggered her interest in sustainable mobility 💡 2.) Her background working with hydrogen fuel cells and what has held hydrogen power back over the last two decades 💡 3.) What the impact of 10 million EVs will be on the current energy grid and how we can charge them by distributing energy in a smarter way, rather than adding more production 💡 4.) How we can reuse, repurpose and recycle lithium-ion batteries 💡 5.) The work Octopus is doing to bring the cost of EVs down and the story of how a customer got paid to charge his vehicle This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. #beyondjourneys #NetZero #shareddata #opendata #smartgrid #EVs
This is a conversation with Olly Craughan. 🎙️ Olly heads up DPD’s corporate social responsibility strategy, having previously worked as Depot General Manager and Operations Manager when he first joined DPD in 2012. His role supports DPD UK in leading the way in green and sustainable delivery, successfully growing the company’s electric delivery fleet. Other projects include launching DPD’s ambitious Vision 25-25-25 strategy to deliver zero emissions to 25 towns and cities across the UK by the end of 2025. DPD UK is the leader in the transition to sustainability and emobilty. Their sustainability mission includes their depots, hubs and offices, all powered by 100% renewable electricity and 100% of waste avoiding landfill, of which 70% is recycled. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Olly talks about: 💡 DPD’s commitment to environmental sustainability; the numbers, the objectives and the plans. He talks about the technology they are implementing, the mindset of the organisation and the grassroots projects that are flourishing. This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast; we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “Sometimes, the number of chargers that we declare in this country can flatter to deceive somewhat, and we've got to make sure we have the right sort of infrastructure for the right application.” @Sam Clarke This is a conversation with Sam Clarke 🎙️ Sam is an entrepreneur, investor, EV evangelist, industry advisor on all things EV, and a commuter by electric vehicle for over 15 years. He was a previous winner of the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and is a Fellow and sector chair for the National Institute of Couriers. In 2020, he was voted #36 in the GreenFleet top 100 most influential people in Low Carbon Fleets.He is the pioneer behind green logistics specialist Gnewt, which he set up in 2009. It won multiple awards nationally and globally from the electric vehicle, logistics, environmental and wider business sectors during its decade long journey of last-mile logistics using only electric vehicles. The business was acquired under John Menzies Plc in 2017.By the time of Sam's exit in 2019, he had built up the country’s first and largest fully EV commercial fleet, created the largest privately-owned smart charging infrastructure network and installed the largest V2G network in the UK.Sam has recently extended his Advisory capacity with sustainability experts GRIDSERVE to become their Chief Vehicle Officer to help accelerate their zero-emission future in both energy generation and the build of a nationwide network of electric forecourts.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Sam talks about:💡 1.) How he launched one of the first fully electric vehicle delivery fleets 💡 2.) how the charging infrastructure developed over time for this business 💡 3.) how and why he transitioned from running an EV fleet to his new role at GRIDSERVE 💡 4.) his thoughts on the distinct EV charging infrastructure challenges in both urban and rural areas 💡 5.) the importance of vehicle to grid technology becoming ubiquitous This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast; we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “To get out of this dire environmental situation, we are going to have to be decisive. If I were a government, I'd say for every electric car you buy, I'm giving you half the money. Beyond this, and with the strongest of conviction, Governments must immediately fund the renewable energy sources we need.” Denis RothmanThis is a conversation with Denis Rothman🎙️ Denis is an Artificial Intelligence designer, author & developer. He created one of the first AI cognitive Chatbots and an AI resource optimisation system that reduces resource consumption, energy and power. Denis’s latest books include Artificial Intelligence By Example: Acquire advanced AI, machine learning, and deep learning design skills, 2nd Edition and Explainable AI with Python: Interpret, visualize, explain, and integrate reliable AI for fair, secure, and trustworthy AI apps.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Denis talks about:💡 1.) the carbon-intensive supply chain to create a NetZero car 💡 2.) why we need to have an unconstrained view of transportation and mobility to really get to NetZero 💡 3.) why it’s vital that green car owners develop a green mindset 💡 4.) why cities might be our problem 💡 5.) how humans might adapt to temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “All autonomous vehicles learn from any mistakes that one vehicle makes, as the new knowledge is propagated throughout the rest of the network. On the other hand, when a person makes a mistake, it is only one single driver that learns from the experience. This has huge implications for road safety.” @Raymond HanThis is a conversation with Raymond Han🎙️ Raymond was the former Head of Business Development at Nissan Motor Corporation, now turned career and business transformation coach. Previous to working at Nissan he was Head of New Markets at BMW Group Financial Services. Raymond has had a distinguished career in Automotive, working in Japan, Germany and South Korea. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Raymond talks about:💡 1.) The new customer experience opportunities that arise from the flexibility of electric, connected autonomous vehicles 💡 2.) how connected, autonomous vehicles will allow seamless travel beyond borders on your terms, anticipating your needs and in line with your preferences 💡 3.) how road travel is about to become a lot safer and the implications of this 💡 4.) why EVs are better suited to running around the clock and what that will mean for the cost of travel 💡 5.) how the pay as you drive concept will change the insurance industry and the costs of driving This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “There's often this culture of entrepreneurial-ism that looks at technology as a solution in itself. But if they're not developed from the ground up, we can end up with significant inequalities between certain users.” Dr Felicity Heathcote-MárczThis is a conversation with Dr Felicity Heathcote-Márcz🎙️ Felicity is an ethnographer and the Research and Behaviours Lead at Atkins Global Intelligent Mobility. She employs anthropological approaches to understand how humans are using the latest intelligent mobility technologies like autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service. Felicity has designed and led research trials testing out new technologies with behavioural interventions to understand what makes a difference to improving transport services and supporting policymakers to understand how they can be ready for the future of transport. Felicity also guest lectures on mobility and research, and has authored academic, technical and journalistic content on these themes.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Felicity talks about:💡 1.) putting user requirements at the front and centre of the design stage for EVs💡 2.) the importance of field research to reduce inequality in the future of mobility 💡 3.) mitigating for invisible biases in data and research 💡 4.) where and how behavioural nudging works 💡 5.) mobility, pandemics and the future of work This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “You could argue that running an existing vehicle that doesn't need any modifications on a fuel that has 85% lower impact on the planet is probably better than changing the vehicle for a battery powered one.” Karl W. FeilderThis is a conversation with Karl Feilder🎙️ Karl is a serial tech entrepreneur and business sustainability advocate. His direct actions to mitigate climate change have resulted in over 15 million tonnes of CO2, achieved from working with global corporations, such as DHL, Del Monte, Anglo American, and McDonald’s. Karl has previously built five companies to exit via trade sale, and taken two more to their Initial Public Offering (IPO). He is now preparing Neutral Fuels Ltd, a company that produces biofuel from used cooking oil, for an IPO in 2024.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Karl talks about:💡 1.) setting up a Biofuels company in the heartland of oil production 💡 2.) building a carbon neutral fuel company with an aim to reduce emissions by 85%, without replacing vehicles 💡 3.) why he loves Harley Davidson and saving the species 💡 4.) the role for realists as well as environmentalists 💡 5.) how he mixes work, travel, pleasure and music This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 The Automotive and Energy sectors are going through the biggest changes in 50 years. Their abilities to create, balance and optimise renewable energies are crucial to our sustainable future and to achieving NetZero greenhouse gas emissions.🎧 This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast which explores the role of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in helping us deliver a fully sustainable, NetZero future: the challenges, the risks and the opportunities. We feature leaders from major automotive, startup automotive, energy, insurance, fleet and battery tech.🎙️ Today's episode is with my series commentator Tapan Trivedi who will explore our learnings prompted by the episodes with:➊ Iain Macbeth, Director of EV Strategy - Europe, Enterprise: Insights from the world's leading vehicle rental company (EP16) ➋ Albert Lam, Group CEO at Detroit Electric - Realising the electric dream with a heritage brand (EP17)Learn more about the series at www.boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series
💬 “China is ready to dominate the Electric Vehicle market. They have ample power electronics engineers that can integrate motor and battery technology together, they have investment, and they have the full support of the Government, for whom this is a priority.” Albert LamThis is a conversation with Albert Lam🎙️ Albert is Chairman and CEO of Detroit Electric Holdings Ltd. He is a veteran in the automotive and technology industries. Before founding Detroit Electric in 2009, Albert was the former Executive Director of the Lotus Group International and he served as Managing Director of Apple Computer in Asia. His professional experiences also include holding technical engineering positions in the field of Artificial Intelligence with renowned companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Gaydon Technology. Albert holds an MSc degree in Robotics and studied a PhD in the area of Artificial Intelligence.🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Albert talks about:💡 1.) the reasons for the lack of EV readiness 10 years ago 💡 2.) How China’s EV industry will boom 💡 3.) the importance of decentralising activities and decision making in business 💡 4.) why it’s ‘how’, not ‘when’ we will have autonomous vehicles 💡 5.) the market size and opportunity for Detroit Electric to sell electric and hydrogen powered vansThis is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/
💬 “The key priority over the next couple of years is for the industry and government to work closely together to enable the public charging infrastructure, because without that we're going to struggle to meet some of those ambitious targets.” Iain Macbeth 🎙️ Iain Macbeth is Director of Electric Vehicle Strategy for Enterprise Holdings' corporately owned entities in Europe, with a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles. His portfolio covers electric charging infrastructure, electric vehicles, customer experience, utilities and innovation in electric mobility. Other areas of interest for Iain include developments in hydrogen technology, the future of mobility, including drones, and the automotive sector. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Iain talks about:💡 1.) how Enterprise will transform its fleet to Electric vehicles this decade💡 2.) the challenges and opportunities for the business during this transformation 💡 3.) what’s needed from an infrastructure perspective 💡 4.) why Hydrogen vehicles are being trialled by the group at present 💡 5.) why the charging customer experience needs to improve for all EV customers
💬 The Automotive and Energy sectors are going through the biggest changes in 50 years. Their abilities to create, balance and optimise renewable energies are crucial to our sustainable future and to achieving NetZero greenhouse gas emissions.🎧 This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast which explores the role of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in helping us deliver a fully sustainable, NetZero future: the challenges, the risks and the opportunities. We feature leaders from major automotive, startup automotive, energy, insurance, fleet and battery tech.🎙️ Today's episode is with my series commentator Tapan Trivedi who will explore our learnings prompted by the episodes with:➊ Tanya Sinclair, Policy Director UK & Ireland at ChargePoint: The story of the next 9 years➋ Uday Senapati, Corporate Strategy and Product Management at Group Lotus: Defining the strategy for a 70 year old StartupLearn more about the series at www.boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series
💬 “At Lotus, we are working on the philosophy that living with an electric car is much easier than living with a petrol car.” Uday Senapati🎙️ Uday Senapati is the Executive Director for Corporate Strategy and Product Management at Group Lotus. He is responsible for the company strategy, product management of future cars and digital products/services, as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Lotus, he worked at Bentley Motors, where he was responsible for turning Mulliner, a dormant section of the business, into a successful and profitable special vehicles division. Along with technical areas of business, he has also led teams covering Project Management, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Production and Logistics. Uday has a great passion for cars and automotive brands and a part of the team that has been entrusted with reinvigorating the Lotus brand and growing the business significantly. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, Uday talks about: 💡 1.) How Lotus is rebirthing itself like a startup 💡 2.) the innovation opportunities from being part of the Geely group 💡 3.) how and why sportscars have a long-term future 💡 4.) creating artificial noise both inside and outside of the vehicle 💡 5.) why technology and automotive companies must collaborate and not compete
💬 “We're all out there installing EV chargers, but there is no requirement on us to power those charges with electricity from renewable sources. And you think, actually, are we helping meet government's climate change objectives here or not?” Tanya Sinclair 🎙️ Tanya Sinclair has worked in electric vehicle policy for almost a decade and is currently Policy Director at ChargePoint for UK, Ireland and Nordics. She also chairs the EV Group of the REA, the association for renewable energy and clean technology. Prior to joining ChargePoint Tanya worked for LEVC, the manufacturers of the London ‘black cab’, where she supported the launch of the first electric taxis in London. Tanya has also worked as an adviser to electric vehicle start-ups, charging companies and manufacturers including Nissan and Tesla. Tanya talks about:💡 1.) the revolution that the automobile industry is going through 💡 2.) the ways that we will charge EVs once we have mass adoption 💡 3.) the unique charging challenges for fleet owners, office car parks and mixed occupancy buildings💡 4.) Lessons the UK can learn from other countries 💡 5.) the climate change elephant in the room – that there’s no Government mandate for EV charging to be powered by renewable energy This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.
💬 The Automotive and Energy sectors are going through the biggest changes in 50 years. Their abilities to create, balance and optimise renewable energies are crucial to our sustainable future and to achieving NetZero greenhouse gas emissions.🎧 This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast which explores the role of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in helping us deliver a fully sustainable, NetZero future: the challenges, the risks and the opportunities. We feature leaders from major automotive, startup automotive, energy, insurance, fleet and battery tech.🎙️ Today's episode is with my series commentator Tapan Trivedi who will explore our learnings prompted by the episodes with:➊ Paul Kirby, Head of LCV and EV Strategy at Vanarama: Transforming fleets to EV➋ Sara Sloman, Head of Future Mobility Partnership at Elmtronics: Human behaviour and transport planningLearn more about the series at www.boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series
💬 “Sharing is key. If we are going be reducing congestion, we cannot swap every internal combustion engine vehicle with an EV version” @Sara Sloman 🎙️ Sara Slomanis Head of Future Mobility Partnership at Elmtronics, an independent supplier of electric car charging services and EV chargers in the UK. She has a background in public and private sector consultancy and business development roles serving Local Authorities, and has been involved in delivering project management for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. Sara is a believer in supporting all modes of transport for a sustainable future and her passion is in clean energy and zero emission mobility. She was named as EV Champion in 2018 and featured on the GreenFleet “100 Most influential” list in 2019 and 2020. This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Sara talks about:💡 1.) the triggers and events that prompted belief in scaling EVs💡 2.) why personal EV choices go beyond range and power 💡 3.) the importance of shared vehicles and sharing your vehicle 💡 4.) reframing cars from a status symbol to a commodity 💡 5.) the ongoing challenges of data sharing in the mobility industry
💬 “Teaching driver behaviour is going to be really important in the transition period to Electric vehicles. If we continue to use EVs in the same way we used diesel vehicles, foot to the floor and driving far too quickly, then we’re going to get really poor use from the battery.” @Paul Kirby This is a conversation with Paul Kirby 🎙️ Paul is Head of Light Commercial Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Strategy at Vanarama. He has nearly 30 years of automotive industry experience specialising in the Light commercial vehicle sector and championing the transition to an electric future. Previous to Vanarama, Paul was at LeasePlan UK heading up the commercial vehicle team and was responsible for developing the Business-Critical Fleet proposition. His other roles have included contract hire and leasing manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK and fleet and delivery manager for Wickes. 🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Paul talks about:💡 1.) why switching fleets of vans to electric power is vital 💡 2.) the buying process for an EV van – myths, misunderstandings and misuse 💡 3.) how mobility startups could change the landscape for electric vans 💡 4.) how inequality is emerging in vehicle recharge costs 💡 5.) what our kids will think about petrol engines This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series
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