Zero Carbon World was invited to take part in the Ministerial round table meeting held by the Right Honourable Norman Baker MP, the UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.
This meeting was to discuss anything and everything relating to low emissions vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them.
Attending for Zero Carbon World was our Founder and Patron, Kevin Sharpe, and our Marketing Manager, Charlie Roberts. In keeping with the low emissions theme Kevin traveled to London in his Tesla Roadster, filled with power generated from his solar panels.
While Kevin promoted the value of cheap, reliable and robust Charging Stations, Charlie tweeted about what was happening to allow actual electric car drivers to have some view and input on what was happening.
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Mark Chatterley· Tue, Mar 05 2013 06:58:39
Stay tuned to live updates in real time from MPs & key players in #EV industry by using hashtag #roundtable. I will be tweeting from inside!Charlie Roberts
And it's live! @zerocarbonworld invade parliament for YOU, the #EV driver. Any questions 4 govt? Tweet me #roundtable http://pic.twitter.com/PhTzOepf6WCharlie Roberts
All the #EV industry in 1 room! The #ElectricCar debate is about to spark up, tweet me #roundtable for Qs & updates http://pic.twitter.com/4q0MD5B119Charlie Roberts
Governments job in middle of industry to 'connect all the dots' #EV #roundtableCharlie Roberts
'Duty' of government: where do you charge & how to charge, driver confidence in working & open charging stations #EV #roundtableCharlie Roberts
Government grant for on street #EV charging for residents is for overnight charging & unlikely to be changed to 32A #roundtable #electriccarCharlie Roberts
Call from @zerocarbonworld for simple, reliable low cost #EV hardware went down like a brick #worried #roundtable #electriccarCharlie Roberts
As #EV industry grows so will support service industries around it. Just need more #electriccar's! #roundtableCharlie Roberts
Government will not change #EV & #green car level of incentives until after 2015 #roundtable #electriccarCharlie Roberts
Workplace #EV charging subsidised by government is at least 1 year away from happening & unlikely to happen #roundtable #electriccarCharlie Roberts
UK will have 1.22 million #EV Charging Stations mandated by EU law by 2020 with 10% publicly accessible #roundtable #electriccar #transitionCharlie Roberts
John Banham, Engenie promoting hydrogen.... oh dear! #EV #RoundTableKevin Sharpe
@zerocarbonworld Just show him this see what he thinks. http://pic.twitter.com/ve7ONuz9LVMark W Tebbutt
proposed EU directive reqs two charge points for every #EV, one at home one at work. #RoundTableKevin Sharpe
If you have any views, research or evidence you'd like OLEV to consider please email Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org #EV #roundtableCharlie Roberts
@zerocarbonworld: Zero Carbon Futures - no #EV driver will ever drive from Newcastle to Cornwall... oh dear... #RoundTableKevin Sharpe
OLEV: There will be no more money from govt. to subsidise national DC network until after 2015 #EV #RoundTable #electriccar #transitionCharlie Roberts
We've come a long way in #EV industry & should celebrate our success. Where will we be in 1 years time? #RoundTable http://pic.twitter.com/yzVj7XQw9pCharlie Roberts
OLEV: #EV industry must create & publish best practice guides for labels on Charging Stations #RoundTable #electriccarCharlie Roberts
I estimate that we had 3 #EV drivers at today's #RoundTable which is not great in a meeting 50+Kevin Sharpe
OLEV are looking for input into May's policy document on ULEV's but need to move quickly if drivers want to contributeKevin Sharpe