David Wong is Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at SMMT, the UK’s automotive industry body with more than 800 members including all major vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, aftermarket businesses, technology and engineering firms, and mobility start-ups.
David is SMMT’s lead on electric and fuel cell vehicles, connected and automated vehicles, autotech and future mobility innovation. In addition to automotive companies, David often works with stakeholders from technology, transport, telecoms, energy, legal, insurance, infrastructure and government on policy, strategy and market development issues. He also sits on the UK Automotive Council Technology Group and is a Non-Executive Director of Cenex.
He was a member of the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Future Communications Challenge Group, which advised the UK Government on 5G strategy.
With the Government bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol/diesel cars and vans to 2030, and hybrids in 2035, the need for companies to start introducing electric vehicles onto their fleets has become even more urgent. This year will see lots of new EVs come to market giving more choice than ever before, but there are many learnings for businesses when it comes to choosing the right vehicles, understanding the range of technologies and, perhaps most challenging, establishing an effective workplace charging infrastructure. The Electric Fleet conference will draw on the knowledge of the UK’s top EV experts who will provide best practice advice to ensure you have a pain-free journey to electric.