GreenFleet Scotland Preview

Scotland’s favourite fleet event is returning again this year for the eighth time, at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. GreenFleet Scotland has been designed to help fleet decision makers acquire more knowledge on the electric and plug in vehicle market, helping them to ascertain whether these vehicles can be assimilated into their fleet.greenfleet

As the government continues to reinforce legislation to try and decrease the number of harmful emitting vehicles on UK roads, many organisations are being persuaded to change their fleet to “greener”, more eco-friendly options. Due to electric vehicles becoming more accessible, the show is a great opportunity for organisations to come down and experience the latest low-carbon, hybrid and plug-in vehicles.

Alongside the vehicle manufactures, there will be fleet service providers showcasing the latest accessories and telematics systems, that can help make fleets be more efficient. The day also includes the opportunity to talk to experts about EVs, technology, leasing and surrounding infrastructure.

SEMINARS

At GreenFleet Scotland this year we will have TV presenter and motoring expert, Quentin Willson, as our Host. Most widely known as the presenter of the motoring programmes such as Fifth Gear and the original incarnation of Top Gear, Willson will chair both sessions on the day and deliver a keynote session on how he sees the future of e-mobility developing in the UK over the coming years.

‘The Future of Mobility’, at GreenFleet Scotland 2016.

GreenFleet are delighted to confirm that the E-cosse Forum, featuring various keynotes on “The Future of Mobility”, is the info-focal point of the day, delivered in 2 x One hour sessions. The Forum, will examine how emerging technologies such as developments in smart mobility, fuel cells and autonomous vehicles will shape mobility in the medium to long-term.

The 12th E-cosse Forum will bring experts from the public and private sectors together to explore ‘The Future of Mobility’ with speakers Rebecca Advani from Transport Systems CATAPULT discussing the Opportunities and challenges associated with using autonomous vehicles to move passengers and goods between other modes of transport. As well as Rebecca, we will have Professor David Hart from E4Tech, who specialise in sustainable energy transport and are responsible for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Practices. Dr David Hart will be speaking to us about “Fuel cell vehicles and how they will fit into the motoring infrastructure”.

The Future of Mobility aims to demonstrate the viability of ultra-low emission, plug-in, hybrid and electric vehicles to organisations that want to improve the efficiency of their fleet and transport operations and to address poor air quality caused by emissions from road transport.Greenfleet1

EV CHALLENGE

The EV Challenge returns again this year, sponsored by Route Monkey, who are a leading provider of modelling and scheduling software; using powerful optimisation algorithms and apps that can solve complex fleet mobility problems.

Joining them are Automotive Leasing, who have delivered fleet funding and fleet management solutions to over 550 Public Sector and not-for-profit organisations including the NHS, central government departments, local authorities, universities, charities and housing associations.

The Challenge involves driving an electric vehicle as frugally as possible over a 40 mile trial and crossing a series of checkpoints, stopping at each one to take a selfie, and then as efficiently as possible, moving on to the next checkpoint.

The EV Challenge will use the same electric vehicles and an EV technician will measure the real-time energy used over the 40 mile trial, and the winner will be announced later on in the day.

TEST DRIVES

Present at GreenFleet Scotland will be an array of manufacturers such as BMW, Tesla, Toyota, Jaguar, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Nissan and many more. The manufacturers will be available to discuss the various new models that will be available to test drive, allowing delegates to experience what it’s like to drive a low emission vehicle.

Vehicles such as the BMW i collection, featuring both the i8 and i3, Tesla Model S, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Toyota RAV4 and Prius hybrids, Kia Soul EV and many more.greenfleet2

EVOLUTION MOTOR SHOW

Launched in 2014, EVOLUTION will open its doors again to the public, as the only Motor Show where visitors get to experience electric, hybrid and low-emission vehicles.

The ultra-low emission motor show returns to the Royal Highland Centre, on the 16th of April 2016, where there will be around 50+ different makes and models to see and experience! There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including, or the first time this year, Young Driver: The UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, delivering over 275,000 lessons to 10-17 year olds at more than 40 venues across Britain.

The EVOLUTION motor show is FREE to attend, thanks to our partners, Transport Scotland, Scotland Enterprise and Energy Saving Trust, Scotland.

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GreenFleet Scotland & EVOLUTION Scotland is organised by Public Sector Information Ltd for further information please contact Esther.Wilson@psigroupltd.co.uk or 020 8532 5732

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