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EPE 2011 - Electric Vehicles: Making mass adoption a reality

Mark Basten

From Europe Power Electronics 2011, Birmingham, 30th September 2011
Continuing the series of lectures on “Electric Vehicles - the journey from power station to wheel†this evening lecture will explore the relationship between the government's current drive for low carbon transportation and the UK’s electric power generation capability.
Energy is central to the development of the modern world, but is increasingly facing new challenges. How can the global market place ensure the supply of clean energy that will enhance and improve the daily lives of so many?
With road based transport currently accounting for 22 per cent of the UK's CO2 emissions reducing the reliance on carbon based fuels in this area is a priority. Electric vehicles offer the potential to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional petrol/diesel engine driven vehicles
This lecture will explore the aim for zero carbon electricity, the emerging energy gap and the subsequent need for significant investment.

30 August 2011  Transport channel

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About the presentation

Electric vehicles are not currently there in terms of mass adoption, so how can it be made a reality?
Mark explores what would make this happen, looking at three key elements - the right product, the right price and the right quality

About the speaker

Mark Basten has 25 years experience in the automotive industry. Initially this was with tier one suppliers and now with Tata Motors, based at their European Technical Centre (TMETC) in Coventry UK. Mark was previously the Chief Engineer (radar products) at TRW working on their driver assistance systems for both passenger car and commercial vehicles. His current role at TMETC provides responsibility for the electrical and electronic systems on board the Tata Motors vehicles, including their portfolio of electric vehicles. Mark has a BSc (Hons) degree from Coventry Polytechnic, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.

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