Electric Vehicles - Infrastructure and Impact

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St., London EC1M 6EJ
Thu, 11/10/2018 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm


Key to clean air or threat to our streets?


This afternoon seminar will examine the impact of Electric Vehicles and EV infrastructure on cities, towns, streets and citizens. 


The introduction of electric vehicles will help to cut air pollution and reduce noise levels.  But are there costs?  


Currently, cities are taking an old-fashioned ‘predict and provide’ approach, filling pavements with bulky charging points in order to deliver what vehicle owners want. Is this the right approach?


Is it consistent with the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy to create Healthy Streets that are free of pavement clutter and to dramatically reduce the number of trips made by car?


The seminar will explore how good infrastructure design can complement safe, welcoming streets and influence driving behaviour to reduce the number of vehicles on our roads.  


Session 1

Improving air quality: 

Prof Frank Kelly, King s College, London, Government Air Quality Adviser EVs and air quality

Alan Hayes, ICE, Will EV infrastructure break the habits of a lifetime.’

Frederic LeBallois, Source London, EVs and the potential for car-sharing

Susie Morrow, Independent Research Facilitator, EVs: a personal journey


Session 2 


TFL: EV infrastructure: compatibility with Pedestrian Design Guidance and Healthy Streets

The local authority perspective: Bruce McVean, City of London,

Susan Claris, Arup, The roadway parklet

Julian O'Kelly britishparking.: EVs and car parks

RNIB (tbc)


Organised by London Living Streets and the Urban Design Group

Admission by ticket: £6.50   Students  Free