• Sustainability
  • Engineering careers
  • Electric vehicle promotion

MC for the workshops will be David Freeman-Greene, GM Commercial, Orion


11.00am to 11.45am


The future of getting around Christchurch
• Cycleways update, presented by Nick Lovett Christchurch City Council
o The history and rationale of the Christchurch City Council’s major cycleways programme
o Some of the present-day transport challenges facing cities like Christchurch
o Emerging opportunities locally and globally
o The long-term vision for getting around in Christchurch• Why car sharing with electric vehicles is a smart way to get around town, presented by Kirsten Coorson, General Manager, Yoogo
o Why car sharing stacks up
o The mobility puzzle and how car sharing fits in
o Who’s signing up and how it


11.45am to 12.15pm Why electric vehicles are good for people, their purses and the planet: early results from Flip the Fleet, presented by Daniel Myall.

• Flip the Fleet has the goal of accelerating the uptake of Electric Vehicles in New Zealand.
• Data collected so far shows substantially reduced running costs, significant environment benefits, and that people like their electric vehicles.
• EVs aren’t ideal in all situations, but in many cases it makes sense to switch now or in the near future.


12.15pm to 12.45pm Your EV investment: Total cost of ownership, presented by Liz Yeaman, Transport Development Manager, EECA.
• Which EVs Kiwis are buying
• What the electricity for EVs costs and where you can charge
• EV reliability, maintenance costs and EV batteries
12.45pm to 1.15pm Charging Ahead: EV charging infrastructure update, presented by Nigel Broomhall, CEO Chargemaster
• Can the grid handle EV growth – why intelligent charging matters
• AC charging 101 – cutting through the confusion
• The benefits of a higher speed home charger
1.15pm to 1.45pm Battery swaps and upgrades, presented by Walter Larason, EVs Enhanced.
• Current Options
• Technical and Logistical Challenges
• Solutions
1.45pm to 2.15pm Are we going to have enough electricity? Presented by Steven Godfrey and Richard Moylan, Orion
• Is there enough electricity to charge EVs as penetration increases?
• What’s the environmental impact of EVs in New Zealand?
• Will electricity networks need upgrading given EV charging?