Car Futures Wales Newsletter
CAR FUTURES WALES
15 February 17:00 – 20:00 | Arup hub, Cardiff, CF10 4QP
The technology that drives cars is changing, the role that cars play is changing, the way we use cars is changing – will we even need to own a car in a sustainable future?
Join us and our special guests for a conversation on the future of the car and personal mobility.
Cynnal Cymru in partnership with our sponsors Arup, are hosting an exciting event to stimulate an important conversation. Taking part in the conversation, will be BBC broadcaster and future vehicle enthusiast, Mark Goodier. Mark has presented for BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and the World Service, and for UK commercial networks and has has been a proponent of electric vehicles and renewable energy since 2002. Mark was the first person in the UK to drive the Nissan Leaf in 2011 and has since then been able to drive EVs powered by sunshine thanks to the solar array on the roof of his home. Mark frequently collaborates with Drive Electric – the UK’s leading provider of leased Electric Vehicles offering finance options for all makes and models. Mark will be in conversation with Tim Armitage, Arup’s project director of Autodrive, the UK’s first on-road trial of connected and autonomous vehicles.
There will also be a discussion panel featuring Dr. Liana Cipcigan, Co-Director Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Steve Brooks, Director of Sustrans Cymru and Rachel Shorney, Stakeholder & Community Engagement Manager for SP Energy Networks. The panel will discuss the possible future of the car, the impact of electric vehicles, alternative fuels and alternative modes of car use. Topics they may cover include; active travel, shared services, alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and the role cars play in the rural economy.
Following the conversation there will be an opportunity to network and enjoy a variety of refreshments.
Tickets are £42 for members of Cynnal Cymru and £48 for everyone else
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting Car Futures Wales