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Roundtable Discussions

24 Jan 2019

Roundtable session: Sustainability, Environment & Climate Change

The electrification of our transport systems is one of the best ways to resolve air quality, improve the environment and tackle the problems of global climate change and carbon emissions. For businesses, there are reputational, strategic and even clear bottom-line benefits from becoming more sustainable through greater use of EVs. For governments looking to meet their Paris Agreement targets, EVs can also help lower the carbon footprint of the Emirate. This roundtable discussion will consider the positive sustainability, environmental and climate change impacts that EVs can bring.

Workshop session: Business and Economic Drivers, Opportunities and Challenges

What are the real business benefits and costs of EVs? How can companies build a compelling business case for investment? What financing, buy-back, leasing, insurance, fuel and running costs should be considered for a total cost of ownership view of EVs? What economic drivers are at play? Can an accelerated uptake of EVs help Dubai achieve its economic diversification plans? This workshop session will help participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to build a compelling business case.

Roundtable Discussion: Regulation and Policy Needs and Preparedness

What key tax, policy, regulatory, legal changes are needed to move forward with eMobility? What are the major stumbling blocks? How do we ensure different stakeholders are all heard? What issues around financing, insurance, liability and tax are also relevant, and how can they be addressed?

Roundtable Discussion: EV Charging & Infrastructure

Who pays for the infrastructure: Public or private sector or a combination of both? How can the service be monetised and where will the revenue come from? What pricing models will work? What are the obstacles to mass rollout of EV charging? What policy and tax incentives could help speed up the roll out of charging stations?

 

Speakers
Andrew Bevan, Smart Mobility Director - Parsons
Andrew Stevenson, Mobility Projects Director - Mott MacDonald
Carlo Papa, Director - Enel Foundation (italy)
Deepti Mahajan Mittal, Programme Leader, Climate and Energy - Emirates Nature-WWF
Peter Farrington, Principal Environmental Studies and Research Specialist - Dubai Municipality
Sean Fuller, General Manager - Qwikly Mobility
Tarek Kabrit, CEO & Co-Founder - Seez
Vilhelm Hedberg, CEO - ekar

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