Tina heads up the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project team for Oxford City Council. The ESO project is a £40M demonstrator project, part funded by Innovate. Industry, research and local organisations work together to create more efficient smart energy systems. The project includes battery energy storage, smart low carbon heating and electric vehicle migration, all supported by smart energy management systems.
As part of the project Oxford has purchased 40 additional EV’s (inc. cars, vans, road sweeper, tippers & e-Refuse Vehicle) and respective chargers. It launched a subsidised Electric Hackney Carriage rental scheme for local taxi operators, to break down the barriers to EV adoption. Oxford is also planning to open the UK’s largest EV Public Charging Superhub in 2021. The project has been in place for over 18 months and has continued to work at pace irrespective of the challenges from Covid.
Tina has over 20 years of experience in operations and project management including green projects. Until 18 months ago, Tina knew very little about EV’s or EV charging, which shows that EV migration can be done by anyone!
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.