SMMT hosted a seminar focused on UK innovation as part of the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26) currently taking place in Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading forums for ultra-low carbon technologies.
An audience including major global vehicle manufacturers, senior government officials, leading academics, cleantech investors and media gathered to watch the six presentations:
- A connected market, Technology Strategy Board, Andrew Everett, Head of Transport
- Bridging the Gap Between Current Needs and Future Electric Vehicles, Lotus Engineering, Greg Banish, Senior Calibration Engineer
- The varied landscape of UK innovation, Ricardo, Dave Greenwood, Product Group Head, Hybrid and Electrical Systems
- Fostering SME innovation and the investment opportunities in the UK, Dearman Engine Company, Michael Ayres, Chief Operating Officer
- Axial Flux technology – A new dimension for Electric and Hybrid Power-trains, GKN Driveline and Evo Electric, Dr Michael Lamperth, Director
- Academic excellence delivering bottom line benefit, Coventry University and Oxford Brookes University, Mike Blundell, Associate Dean for Enterprise, Professor Allan Hutchinson, Head of Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre
This programme of seminars demonstrated how the UK is continuing to be highly innovative, showcasing some ground breaking technologies and providing an overview of how the developments in connectivity between the UK government, industry and academia are encouraging investment and speeding R&D development.
The seminar was part of the SMMT mission to LA, with over 30 UK organisations participating in various events throughout the duration of the exhibition.
A brochure detailing all of the mission delegates and activities at EVS26 is available here.