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Join AEA at the launch of ecoConnect’s new technology, investment and procurement group: The Green Transport Business Network, in conjunction with the electric vehicle consortium, EEMS Accelerate.
For those interested in the future of electric vehicle (EV) road transport and the Government’s efforts to drive innovation, development and investment in this sector, this is a must attend event. It takes place in London on Thursday 3 May (17:30 — 21:00).
Helping to launch ecoConnect’s Green Transport Business Network, keynote speaker Robert Llewellyn will share his experiences with electric vehicles during research for his hit online series about the future of energy, Fully Charged.
Robert is joined by Sujith Kollamthodi (Sustainable Transport Practice Director, AEA), Justin Brock (EEMS Accelerate Project Manager, AEA) and an expert panel of inspiring UK car manufacturers to display and discuss electric vehicle potential, and to showcase the Technology Strategy Board’s £25 million Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles Demonstrator programme (ULCVD).
The UCLVD is the largest demonstrator trial of its kind in Europe. Taking a specific look at the lessons learned by one of its eight participating consortia, the AEA led EEMS Accelerate, this forum will bring together leading technologists in the field of EVs, top finance executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, corporates and opinion leaders – key people driving the development of green transport industry policy, technologies and investment in this rapidly expanding market.
For further information and to register for the event, please visit ecoConnect’s website here.
Find out more about AEA's work with the EEMS Accelerate project here.
Robert Llewellyn - Actor, Presenter, Writer and EV Enthusiast
Robert Llewellyn is a comedian, actor, presenter and prolific writer. Initially known and loved for his role as the mechanoid ‘Kryten’ in the BBC comedy series, Red Dwarf, Robert also has a keen interest in technology, engineering, locomotion and (sometimes dangerous) experiments. He presented Scrapheap Challenge for Channel 4 from 1998 to 2007, also presenting Junkyard Wars in the USA.
In 2004 Robert co-presented Hollywood Science for BBC2, a series which looked at the scientific validity of sequences in Hollywood movies, Robert and co-presenter Professor Jonathan Hare conducted experiments in a shed and back garden to test out if it’s possible, or just Hollywood Science. From 2007-09 Robert presented 8 series of How Do They Do It a show about amazing engineering feats and different manufacturing processes.
In 2008 Robert created the online hit series Carpool; the series has now been downloaded more than 6 million times.
Robert has agreed to speak at the final event of the EEMS Accelerate project to help launch the ecoConnect Green Transport Business Network and to touch upon his experiences with electric vehicles during research for his hit online series, Fully Charged; a series about electric vehicles and the Future of Energy.
He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife Judy Pascoe, a novelist and psycho-therapist, their 18 year old son and 15 year old daughter, a dog and 5 chickens. He has a very extensive vegetable patch.