Overcoming the challenges of EV uptake

Overcoming the challenges of EV uptake

Electric vehicles are promising increased security by reducing dependence on fuel, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and in turn increasing public health by improving air quality. Although, there are still major social, technical and economic barriers to widespread adoption of EVs.  

Appearing on a panel at Highways UK, some of the major industry and government leaders came to discuss some of the biggest issues facing the uptake of EVs and why people should consider making the switch. This includes vehicle costs, long charging times, range anxiety and new EV users.  

The current conflict in Ukraine is causing energy prices to soar and many consumers are concerned about how much their EV will end up costing them. Edmund King, President of the AA, highlighted that in a study done by the AA, 60% of people would not buy an electric vehicle due to the fear of high energy costs.  

However, the planned rise of electricity to around 34p per kWh back at the start of October, did raise the price of running an EV but this is still cheaper than driving an electric car. King’s main message was “try it!”. The panel expressed that the psychological barrier needs to be broken and consumers need to be shown the transformational experience an EV would have on a household. 

Rising energy prices are not the only thing that prevents users from making their next car an EV charging infrastructure is currently a rising challenge within the mobility industry. The petrol station experience needs to be matched, charging an EV needs to be as quick as filling up an ICE vehicle and users need to be able to charge their vehicles whenever and wherever they are. 

James Court, CEO, EVA England discussed the benefits of owning an EV in households across the UK. Court stated that “60% of households have a driveway” which he claims would be more convenient and cheaper when owning an EV. However, what about the other 40%? Existing structures are not designed to support charging stations in apartments, condos or those who rely on street parking. 

Owning an EV is a completely different way of owning a car and once infrastructure becomes accessible for all, the transition would be seamless. Rebecca Allen, Project Rapid Engagement Lead, Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) said that governments are listening to infrastructure needs: “we hear them, we recognise them, we are working to sort them.”  

Allen highlighted that £1.6 billion has been given by the government towards infrastructure to ensure that EV chargers can be found on motorways, A- roads, street parking and local amenities around the UK. All new properties being built must have the ability to house an EV charger. National Highways are working closely alongside OZEV to push the rollout of automated and electric vehicles. Liz Garlinge, Strategic Customer Projects Director, National Highways highlighted the role EVs play in reducing incidents caused by fuel and distraction of drivers. 

Electric vehicle adoption will continue to grow and will soon be a valuable asset for society if managed correctly. EVs will help support clean energy initiatives and will offer drivers a seamless experience. The industry still faces issues such as range anxiety and cost and we must continue to give EV users the confidence to make the switch.

Are YOU ready for MOVE 2023?

Are YOU ready for MOVE 2023?

It’s that time of year again!

The MOVE wagon has kicked into gear, and we can’t wait to tell you about our first 200 speakers…

But before we do – to celebrate, for this week only we’re offering tickets at just £200!

Get your place at the world’s #1 event for tech, mobility and start-ups now.



But what about those speakers, we hear you say.

Well, here you go. Introducing…

Magnus Östberg, Chief Software Officer, Mercedes-Benz AG
Brian Gardner, Chief Information Security Officer, City of Dallas
Carlos Herrera, CTO, Cabify
Kammy Horne, Senior Vice President of Development, VIA Metropolitan Transit

Douglas Stark, Co-founder and COO, Voi
Rinat Guy, Chief Innovation Officer, Tel Aviv Municipality
Dmitri Pivovarov, VP of Rentals, Bolt
Houssam Hage, Senior Vice President Supply Chain, Stellantis

Barbara Szanto, Global Head Fleet & Mobility Services, IKEA
Sture Portvik, Director of Electric Mobility, City of Oslo
Philipp Kandal, Head of Geo, Grab
Sue Slaughter, Purchasing Director Global Material Cost, Supply Chain Sustainability, Ford Motor Company


Angela Strand, Board Member, Lordstown Motors
Zach Burns, International Sustainability Supervisor, UPS
Dr. Rahima Yakoob, Head of Enterprise Application Architecture, Mercedes Benz AG
Socrates Economou, Head of Nickel and Cobalt Trading, Trafigura Group

Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times
Amaury Gailliez, Director Battery Business & Operations, Renault
Petra Dzurovčinová, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Bratislava
Matt Greener, Director of Zero Emissions Institute, Arriva

Haya Verwoord-Douidri, Executive VP Global Markets & Policy, Superpedestrian
Tobias Reich, Director Strategic Policies, VW Commercial Vehicles
Joao Vieira, Director for Strategy and Innovation, Carris
Karen Vancluysen, Secretary-General, POLIS

Fred Perry, Director, Advanced Manufacturing, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Martin Roemheld, Head of E-Mobility Services, Volkswagen
Maya Ben Dror, Head of New Mobility, World Economic Forum
Mark Anderson, Commercial & Customer Director, Go-Ahead

Roger Atkins, Founder, Electric Vehicles Outlook
Joseph Constanty, Director of Global Strategy, NIU
Dr. Mónica Araya, Special Advisor, Drive-Electric Now Campaign & RouteZero
Richard Barlow, CEO, Wejo


David Sharp, Head of Autonomous Mobility, Ocado
Richard Hackforth-Jones, Head of Charging & Electrification, Jaguar
Giulia Scarani, Head of E-scooter Trials and Future Transport Zones, Department for Transport
Andrew Grant, Head of Intelligent Mobility, BloombergNEF

Fabrice El Gohary, Director of Global Business, Dott
Jessica Uguccioni, Lead Lawyer Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission
Nicholas Hellen, Transport Editor, The Sunday Times
Carlton Reid, Senior Contributor Sustainability, Forbes

Bob Bennett, Chair, Cities Today
Jenny Keisu, CEO, XShore
Caroline Stickland, CEO, Transport for All
Matt Western MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electric Vehicles, UK Parliament

Paul Chandler, Deputy Director, Net Zero Travel & Transport, NHS
Ana Paola Reginatto, Global Head of e-Mobility, Maserati
Jannies Burlingame, CFO, Aptera Motors
Dr. Jan Fritz Rettberg, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Dortmund

Jeremy Wrathall, CEO, Cornish Lithium
Welmoed Neijmeijer, Head of Licensing & Head of Public Policy, Bolt
Megan McPherson, Head of EVs, Ofgem
David Gomez Cachafeiro, Head of HV Battery Systems, Aston Martin Lagonda


And what else is new?

  • 38 stages, including 6 brand new areas on Mining, Mobility Finance, Automotive Design, Inclusive Mobility, Smart Parking, Auto Manufacturing & Skills
  • 10,000 attendees, double 2022!
  • 1,000 speakers, also double 2022!
  • 500 hottest start-ups in mobility, more than double 2022!
  • The best networking functionality out there, with world leading cities, governments, automotive companies, fleet and more
  • Expanded vehicle expo
  • Outdoor ride n’ drive
  • Return of micromobility test track

All we have to ask is… ARE – YOU – READY?

This week only, book for just £200 and we’ll see you next June.

Meet the companies changing the way America MOVES

Meet the companies changing the way America MOVES


We are so proud to announce that BP Pulse will be our title sponsors at MOVE America!

Powering a greener future

At bp pulse, we are here to simplify electrification by providing easy and convenient charging solutions and significant charging infrastructure. Our goal is to increase our network of public EV charging stations to over 100,000 worldwide by 2030.

Energizing the future of fleet transportation

Electrifying your fleet can be overwhelming and requires many consequential decisions: EVSE procurement and installation to operations and maintenance and beyond. We have spent the last several years sharpening our strategy and building high-speed charging hubs, bespoke fleet solutions, service excellence, and outstanding digital products that streamline EV fleet operations.

With bp pulse turnkey charging solutions, operators of truck, bus, van, and light-duty vehicle fleets can focus on their core business while we take care of everything else.

Becoming bp pulse

bp pulse’s fleet division started as AMPLY Power, a startup that began in response to the myriad of challenges fleets face through their transition to electric. Our comprehensive charging solutions streamline and simplify fleet electrification. This vision has been proved out through the success of our customer deployments across the country, and inspired us to expand our goals, bring solutions to a broader market, and make a larger impact.

At the end of 2021, AMPLY Power was acquired by global integrated energy company bp, accelerating the growth trajectory and reach of our mutual zero emission ambitions.

Moving forward as bp pulse, this strategic partnership adds scale and speed to our innovations, allowing us to support fleets across the globe.

Where to find us at MOVE

We are excited to be the title sponsor of this event, and look forward to connecting with you, check us out at booth number 423.

Visit us at bppulsefleet.com



Samsara was founded in 2015 with the aim to digitise the world of operations. Their mission is to increase the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power our economy.

When the company first began to find their feet, they decided to build a simple cloud-connected temperature sensor and began having conversations with beta testers who could benefit from real-time data, alerts and analytics about their physical operations.

This was a great success for Samsara. The company began to then tune into customer feedback which became the critical driver of product development at Samsara.

What started as a temperature sensor and GPS tracker grew to encompass dash cams, workflows, warehouse visibility, equipment monitoring, API integrations, and much more.

They now serve more than 20,000 customers globally with solutions that connect all elements of the industry.

Samsara’s Alexander Stevenson, VP of Product Management, will be doing a talk about how to use Connectivity and IoT data to be more efficient, save money, and make customers and citizens happy.





Torc was founded by a small group of engineers from Virginia Tech to save lives with revolutionary technology. However in 2007, after a 3rd place win in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, the team decided to take a different approach.

Torc committed itself to create technology that solves real-world problems.

The team began to focus on two core components: creating the full-stack software for autonomous driving and sensor suite integration while also partnering with companies that offered established platforms and infrastructure to rapidly and safely deploy the vehicles.

Since then, Torc have outfitted vehicles with technology capable of detecting and removing roadside IEDs for the department of defense, they have developed driverless solutions for mining and construction and have created Level 4 autonomous driving technology and installed its autonomous system in demonstration cars.

The company’s growth is far from over, as the company continue its technological roadmap.

Nick Elder, Director of Corporate Strategy will be talking on collaborative innovation: the key to integrating autonomous trucks




Air and Water Sponsor


Overair is developing its Butterfly electric vertical takeoff and landing (evto) aircraft for air taxi/urban aerial ridesharing operations.

Founded in 2020 and based in Santa Ana, California, Overair brings decades of military vertical lift propulsion technologies to evtol, including its Optimum Speed Tiltrotor and individual blade control IP.

With early stage investments from the Hanwha Group of South Korea, Overair is preparing to scale its design and manufacturing capabilities and focus on commercialization of Butterfly, which will begin flight testing in 2023.

At MOVE America, Overair will be delivering a keynote presentation called Aerial Ridesharing: Integrating a 4th Dimension into Transit and participating on a panel about what is needed to make urban air mobility a safe and viable transportation option.



Mapping, Navigation & Routes Sponsor

Understanding traffic density and flow and what’s causing it over time is essential for the public and private sector. Whether you’re a business looking to optimize marketing spend or predict inventory needs, a city considering adding a costly new lane to a road, or an autonomous vehicle manufacturer looking to better understand traffic patterns, Arity has the insights to help you move ahead with confidence.

Leveraging our world’s largest driver behavior dataset tied to insurance claims, we’re building and delivering technologies that help create a better transportation experience for everyone:

· Risk models that identify safety risk by road segments

· 40M+ first party mobile connections without regional bias

· 500+ trips from all functional road types analyzed each second

· Backed by the knowledge and heritage of Allstate

· GDPR/CCPA compliance with industry-leading privacy and security

Join us at the Mapping, Navigation and Routes track to learn more about the gaps we’re filling in personal transportation analytics.




Bus Trans Sponsor

BusUp is a mobility service provider that specialises in efficient and flexible corporate commuting services, and is the first company in the world to offer shared corporate shuttle services. With more than 5 years of existence, BusUp is already a global company that is currently fully operational in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America for large corporations such as Roche, Siemens, Cognizant, Nestlé, DXC Technologies, Louis Vuitton, DHL, etc.

Busup was then launched in 2015 to create more flexible, inclusive, and sustainable shuttle programs. Today it operates 14 cities from 6 countries, and moves thousands of passengers daily.

Rui Stoffel Fernandes, Chief Executive Office of BusUp will be leading a talk on the future of commuting, alongside Bobby Lauterjung,Director, Sustainable Commute Programs who will be appearing on a panel about how we can improve access to transportation networks.



Electric Vehicles Sponsor

At Cox Automotive Mobility our drive is to keep the world’s fleets and people moving safely and sustainably.

  • Fleet Services – Scheduled and unscheduled/emergency maintenance for all fleets, servicing light, medium and heavy-duty fleets nationwide with world-class technicians, with on-site mobile services and shops.
  • Fleet Operations – Digital-first fleet solutions, connecting vehicles with fleet experts, data-driven technology, and an automated marketplace of service providers.
  • EV Battery Solutions –Complete end-to-end EV battery services – from storage and logistics to remanufacturing, reuse and recycling.
  • Emerging Ventures – Future-focused global advancements in autonomous, connected, electric, shared technology and services.

Don’t miss Lea Malloy, EV Battery Solutions, presenting “Taking a Holistic Approach to the EV Transformation” and Dirk Spiers’s, Spiers New Technology, panel “How Automakers are Gearing Up for an All-Electric Future” and our EV Roundtable.



MaaS Sponsor

We accelerate our clients’ ability to take advantage of new business models and market opportunities by ideating and delivering dynamic platforms and intelligent digital experiences that fuel the rapid, ongoing transformation of their businesses.

By leveraging next-generation technologies, our agile, multi-disciplinary teams provide a combination of Product & Technology Strategies, Intelligent Experiences, and World Class Engineering to help our clients become more engaging, responsive, and efficient. Endava has 11,001 employees, as of March 31, 2022, located in close to client locations.

Endava will be speaking about payments in MaaS in the following schedule:

Track Session: In Car Payments – a practical reality and a gateway to mobility

Speaker: Tony Whitehorn, Executive Advisor for Endava Sept 28 at 10:40AM

Fireside Chat: Payments – enabling MaaS to become a reality

Speakers: Tony Whitehorn, Executive Advisor for Endava ; Boris Karsch, Chief Operating Officer at Cubic ; Ben Nuttin, Solutions Architect at Stripe; Marie Kress, Product Strategy Lead at Endava

Sept 28 at 1:00pm

Panel: Tech, Data & Innovation: How technology is transforming the customer experience

Speakers: Marie Kress, Product Strategy Lead at Endava

Sept 28 at 3:20pm




Truck Tech Sponsor

FEV is a global leader in engineering and digital mobility. They specialise in intelligent software and sustainable propulsion system development, as well as full vehicle engineering.

Additionally, they have a wide range of services that include sophisticated systems engineering, cyber physical system development, software- and E/E-integration for software defined vehicles with highly automated and safe driving functionalities as well as vehicle integration

Dean Tomazic, Chief Operating Officer will be presenting within the Truck Tech conference track on ‘Truck Technologies: A Systems View for the Future’. Tom Tasky, Director, Intelligent Mobility at FEV will be appearing on a panel this September about how new technologies are making trucking safer



Energy and Charging Sponsor

FLO fights climate change and accelerates EV adoption by offering the most dependable charging experience to drivers at home, at work, or on the go. Our vision is to become a world-leading EV charging network operator, providing equitable economic benefit to drivers, site owners, and communities throughout North America.

In our latest effort to achieve this, FLO is opening its first-ever U.S. facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan where we will build more than 250,000 reliable chargers, ultimately helping expand EV charging infrastructure and supporting American drivers as they transition to EVs.

Nathan Yang, Chief Product Officer at FLO, will deliver a keynote presentation. Travis Allan, Chief Legal & Public Affairs Officer at FLO, will participate in a panel discussion on how stakeholders are tackling EV range anxiety. And Chris Thorson, Chief Marketing Officer at FLO, will sit on a panel to discuss the EV revolution and how to hit 2030 targets.




Connectivity and 5G Sponsor

Grape Up empowers enterprises to transform into software-driven organizations, so they can build digital products addressing the needs of the future.

We help our customers pioneer new business models, be the first to market with unique digital solutions, and challenge the status quo with innovative use of technology.

Roman Swoszowski will be talking on Seamless Connectivity and how connected car is shaping the future of the car rental industry alongside Adam Kozłowski, Head of Automotive R&D who will be appearing on a panel about how connected services are transforming the way we drive.




Regulation, ESG & Liability Sponsor

Hogan Lovells is one of the leading international law firms. We help clients expand into new markets, raise capital from new sources, or navigate increasingly complex regulations and disputes. We have more than 2,800 lawyers who develop practical and customized legal solutions to meet our clients’ needs – highly specialised in key industries.

Our global Mobility and Transportation sector group reflects the realities of converging transportation modalities in a hyper-connected mobility future, drawing on experience in the aerospace and defense, automotive, and transport and logistics industries. Our team consists of more than 700 lawyers around the world who advise clients at the intersection of business and government.

Join our Regulation, Liability & ESG stream for four exciting sessions on sustainable mobility and autonomous vehicles or visit us at booth 418 – for more info follow us on LinkedIn: “Hogan Lovells – Global Mobility and Transportation”.



Smart Cities Sponsor

Québec is known for its diversified economy, its strategic location, its abundant natural resources, its numerous free-trade agreements, its booming exports and its capacity for innovation.

Investissement Québec International is the go-to partner for Québec-based and foreign businesses seeking to set up or do business in the province.

Investissement Québec International is proud to support business innovation, entrepreneurship and play a vital role in ensuring the growth of investments and the acceleration of exports for Quebec businesses in Canada and internationally. You can count on our experienced team to assist you on the road to success.




Future Fuels Sponsor

Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) refined from waste and residue materials. Additionally, Neste is developing sustainable feedstock for plastics.

Over the past five years, we’ve helped our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 40 million tons of CO2 equivalent. Neste has consistently been ranked as one of the most sustainable companies in the world on the Global 100 list, is the first energy company to sign The Climate Pledge, and has committed to reach carbon neutral production by 2035.

Our leaders, Carrie Song and Matt Leuck will be leading several discussions in the Future Fuel track on how renewable diesel can reduce GHG emissions from heavy duty transportation today and why it should play a bigger role in America’s energy mix.




Tech, Data & Innovation Sponsor

Sibros is a Silicon Valley based tech company providing the Deep Connected Platform (DCP), an all-in-one solution for deploying OTA software updates, data logging, and remote commands for all the ECUs in a vehicle.

OEMs can accelerate their connected vehicle programs with the DCP, allowing them to identify issues faster and thus reducing recalls and saving on warranty reserves.

Steve Schwinke, VP of Customer Engagement will be speaking on a panel on how technology is changing the customer experience.



Smart Traffic Sponsor

Verra Mobility features a wide portfolio of solutions that enhance road safety, make parking more efficient and simplify complex tolling and violations management processes for shared vehicles.

The company went public in 2018, and it recently acquired Redflex, an intelligent transportation solutions provider as well as T2 Systems, a leader in parking solutions.

Business leaders from Verra Mobility will be discussing the latest innovations to improve urban mobility and solve challenges for connected fleets.

CEO David Roberts will be speaking about the future of smart mobility and how technology can make transportation safer and easier.



Autonomous Vehicles Sponsor

Wejo is a global leader in Smart Mobility cloud and software solutions for connected, electric, and autonomous vehicle data, revolutionising the way we live, work and travel by transforming and interpreting historic and real-time vehicle data.

Partnering with Automotive Manufacturers, Wejo enables Smart Mobility for Good™ products and services by organizing trillions of data points from approximately 18 million vehicles and more than 79 billion journeys globally, across multiple brands, makes and models, and then standardizing and enhancing those streams of data on a vast scale.

Wejo partners with ethical, like-minded companies and organizations to turn that data into insights that unlock value for consumers.

CCO Benoit Joly will be speaking about building an AV future on real-time data and at booth 119.




Business Models Sponsor

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest telematics service provider. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell®, gathers sensor data from millions of IoT devices — including smartphones, proprietary Tags, connected vehicles, dashcams, and third-party devices — and fuses them with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior.

Companies from personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, rideshare, smart cities, wireless, financial services, and family safety industries use insights from CMT’s platform to power their risk assessment, safety, claims, and driver improvement programs. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle, and Tokyo, CMT serves millions of people through 80 programs in 18 countries, including 21 of the top 25 US auto insurers.

Join our session on September 27 at 10:40 AM, “Drivers are more connected than ever. Why aren’t roads safer?” In this keynote,

Ryan McMahon, SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, will discuss the impact of connected data on mobility and explore the key strategies that will improve road safety and the value consumers receive from the connected vehicle ecosystem.

Join us on the Business Models track on September 27 at 1:00 PM for “The city and local government roundtable: Are your investments making roads safer?” In this roundtable, led by CMT’s SVP of Strategy, Ryan McMahon, and CMT’s Chief Customer Officer, David Morse, you’ll learn about the latest strategies cities and states are adopting to reduce road risk and secure more federal grant funding.

Don’t miss CMT’s Chief Customer Officer, David Morse, on the panel “How data is making cities smarter and safer” on the Smart Cities & Infrastructure track, on September 27 at 2:30




Electric Vehicles Sponsor

EverCharge was founded to offer a EV charging solution for the communities that were living in condos or apartments or in less accessible spaces and is the only EV charging solution designed specifically for fleets and multi-tenant buildings.

EverCharge is a nationwide provider of load-managed EV Charging equipment and installation services. EverCharge offers customers an easy and cost-effective way to bring EV charging to wherever people may need them.

Their goal was simple: make EV ownership accessible for everyone – not just people who live in single-family homes.



What3words has divided the world into 3 meter squaresand has given each square a unique combination of three words. It is the easiest way to find and share locations wherever you are. 

Alberto Pereira will be presenting within our Last Mile Delivery conference track on ‘ Poor addressing in the last mile solved’. The team will also be available at stand number 226.


Driivz has been the operating system for global EV charging since 2013. Today, it is more than that: it is a platform that provides digital services to support EV market growth, drive the electrification of transportation and optimize overall energy consumption.

Eran Rozenfeld Vice President of Americas from Driivz will be doing a presentation on behind the scenes of EV charging – lessons learned from the world’s largest implementations



EVA Global help customers manage their electric vehicle charger infrastructure and provide a superior customer experience to EV drivers. Since 2017, EVA has been playing a key role in shaping the future of electromobility.

Donald Hopper, Chief Executive Officer, EVA Global will be appearing on a panel about the latest technologies transforming smart charging


Particle is a full-stack PaaS that makes it easier than ever to build connected products that accelerate growth, optimise operations, and change entire industries for the better.

Particle will be appearing on a panel discussing the Particle IoT PaaS: catalyst for your connected future.


Passport is a mobility software and payments company that builds solutions to centrally manage complexities at the curb. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is trusted by more than 800 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles and Miami. Passport’s mobility management platform helps cities manage parking and mobility infrastructure, creating more livable, equitable communities. One of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, Passport was also the 2021 Fintech category winner for the NC Tech Association’s Industry Driven award. David Evans, CEO of Passport will be presenting on leveraging APIs to create smarter cities through a single platform.

David Evans, CEO of Passport will be presenting on leveraging APIs to Create Smarter Cities Through a Single Platform


Auto Transport offer auto transport services all over the United States and other countries such as Canada for corporations, dealers, and manufacturers. The reliable, timely, and safe deliveries are accessible to every client regardless of the magnitude of their operation.


SWTCH is pioneering EV charging solutions for multifamily and commercial properties across North America. We help building owners and operators deploy EV charging that optimizes energy usage and revenue at scale using existing grid infrastructure. SWTCH is making it possible to deploy EV charging at any multi-tenant property regardless of local grid constraints, from apartments and condos to workplaces and malls.

Carter Li, CEO of SWTCH will be appearing on a panel about public-private collaborations powering the transportation networks of tomorrow.



TransLoc’s mission is to create seamless mobility for all. The company is creating technology that will enable transit to become that choice and we are working to change the future of transportation.



SparkCharge has created the world’s largest mobile electric vehicle charging network. This network is now a reality due to three key factors: hardware, software, and brilliant customers. The Roadie Charging System is a portable, powerful, modular charging solution that makes DC fast charging possible anywhere regardless of infrastructure. 

Josh Aviv, CEO will be presenting during our EV I conference track on ‘Creating the World’s First Mobile EV Charging Ecosystem’



NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables a smarter, safer and more sustainable world through innovation.As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets back.

Brian Carlson, Global Marketing Director will be presenting at 1.50 pm within our Connectivity and 5G conference track on ‘Empowering new, compelling connected vehicle opportunities with state-of-the-art automotive processing’. Brian can also be located at the NXP USA stand, number 442.



Voltera provides the infrastructure necessary for the full electrification of transportation. Siting, building, and owning strategically located, fit-for-purpose charging facilities at the right time, in the right place, and operating them reliably, Voltera the full-service partner companies rely on to support EV deployment and operation at scale.

Matt Horton, CEO will be presenting at 1.50 pm within our EV II conference track on ‘Accelerating and Smoothing the Shift to Zero-Emission Transport: Lessons Learned from 13 Years of Data Center Innovation’.



Avail connects travelers and neighbors who have a car with travelers and neighbors who need one. Skip the hassle, lines, and hidden fees of the other guys, and borrow a car from someone like you.


Gravity design spaces to capture the opportunity in the new EV parking and charging paradigm. They offer super fast charging, reliably found. Gravity is committed to a green era of sustainable mobility and clean energy infrastructure.


ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-streetparking. Its mission is to leverage technology and innovation to maximize convenience and efficiency for theowner, operator, and consumer.


RideCo is an on-demand transit technology and services company that enables on-demand ridesharing for transit agencies in cities around the globe.

They partner with transit agencies and experienced fleet operators to design, simulate, launch and operate on-demand transit services and have launched services with some of the largest agencies in North America.


Soofa’s mission is to update the urban context for a mobile world. With a love for design, the company’s approach is to be simple and full of impact. They are developing technology to help urban dwellers take the pulse of their city, in real time.


Since its founding, Valvoline and its scientists have been innovating, creating and reinventing formulas for racing, high-mileage and synthetic recycled motor oils. To do this, they take pride in hiring the most innovative and creative minds and helping shape long-term careers.


Apex.AI is developing breakthrough safe, certified, developer-friendly, and scalable software for mobility systems. Their software products are based on proven open-source software, such as ROS or Eclipse iceoryx, so that we don’t spend time redeveloping what already works.


Cognizant engineers modern businesses. They help clients modernise technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world.


Kaluza is the leading intelligent energy platform powering the future of energy. From revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging, Kaluza’s SaaS technology is empowering some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve millions of customers



Dakota Lithium has signed three-year partnership with B.A.S.S as a premium sponsor of the Bassmaster Tournament trail and the Official Lithium Battery of Bassmaster

Dakota Lithium has signed three-year partnership with B.A.S.S as a premium sponsor of the Bassmaster Tournament trail and the Official Lithium Battery of Bassmaster

Picture: Dakota Lithium

Dakota Lithium, a U.S battery manufacturer, has signed a three-year partnership with B.A.S.S as a premium sponsor of the Bassmaster Tournament trail and the Official Lithium Battery of Bassmaster through 2025. 

“Here at Dakota Lithium, we are proud to be partnering with Bassmaster as the first Official Lithium Battery. Dakota Lithium is the top battery choice of professional anglers. Partnering with the leading professional fishing tournament series just made sense. We are looking forward to joining the elite brands that are supporting the future of fishing,” said Dakota Lithium CEO Andrew A. Jay. 

Dakota Lithium currently works with multiple Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers. Two-time Bassmaster Classic champion Hank CherryGreg DiPalmaAustin FelixMarc FrazierBrock MosleyChad PipkensTyler RivetMatt Robertson and Kyle Welcher are all part of the Dakota Lithium pro staff. 

“I was the first Bassmaster Elite angler to use Dakota Lithium batteries and have been on the team from the beginning,” said Mosley, who has notched five Top 10 Elite finishes in the past two seasons. 

 “It is truly amazing to see how far they have come and to see them sponsor the 2023 Bassmaster season.” 

Lithium batteries have become an industry standard for competitive fishing, providing twice the usable power at half the weight of traditional batteries. In a quickly growing market, Dakota Lithium has become the brand of choice for professional athletes, primarily due to Dakota Lithium’s performance, reliability, lifespan and best-in-class 11-year warranty. 

“This new partnership with Bassmaster and Dakota Lithium shows how Dakota Lithium has become the go-to battery in the marine industry and partnering with Bassmaster is the next step in continuing that dominance,” said Craig Storms, Dakota Lithium national sales representative and pro staff manager. 

By harnessing a unique chemistry and their engineering know-how, Dakota Lithium lasts 5-10x longer than traditional batteries, providing lasting value for and reducing e-waste and the impact on our planet. 

“We are proud to welcome Dakota Lithium as a new premier partner and look forward to connecting them with anglers and Bassmaster fans,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Chase Anderson. 

 “Dakota Lithium already works alongside so many anglers at all levels, and we are excited to introduce their long-lasting batteries to our passionate fans over the next several years.” 

MIT design for new propellant propellent wins NASA competition

MIT design for new propellant propellent wins NASA competition

Currently it takes over 25,000 tons of rocket hardware and propellant to land 50 tons of anything on the planet Mars using the technology we have today. For NASA’s first crew mission to mars, it is critical to learn how to harvest the planet’s local resources to live off the land sustainably. 

Last month, NASA announced that an MIT team had come first in the annual Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts- Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition for their in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) design that produces propellant on Mars from local resources instead of bringing it from Earth. 

Their project is called “Bipropellant All-in-one In-situ Resource Utilization Truck and Mobile Autonomous Reactor Generating Electricity” (BART & MARGE). MIT has explained that BART and MARGE will travel around Mars in tandem; BART handles all aspects of production, storage, and distribution of propellant, while MARGE provides power for the operations.  

The team had to present their concept to a panel of NASA experts and aerospace industry leaders at the RASC-AL Forum in June. They were awarded first place and they were also recognised as “Best in Theme”. 

“Previous ISRU concepts utilized several different small rovers and a fixed central plant, but MIT’s BART and MARGE concept is composed of essentially just two types of fully mobile, integrated large trucks with no central plant,” says Chloé Gentgen, PhD candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) who served as team lead for the project. 

“The absence of a central plant enables easy scalability of the architecture, and being fully mobile and integrated, our system has the flexibility to produce propellant wherever the best ice reserves can be found and then deliver it wherever it is needed.” 

The MIT team addressed the RASC-AL theme “Mars Water-based ISRU Architecture”, which required delivering the target 50 tons of propellant at the end of each year and the ability to operate for at least five years without human maintenance 

A few other restrictions were placed, chief among them that teams could rely on one or more landings of 45 tons of mass and 300 cubic meters of volume on Mars, leaving it to university teams to propose an architecture, budget, and a flight schedule to support their mission. 

More than 50 teams responded to the initial call for RASC-AL entries, where participants submitted a proposal and a two-minute video. While this year marks the first time an MIT team took the top spot overall; MIT is no stranger to the RASC-AL competition. 

Changing colours using brain power

Changing colours using brain power

Picture: BMW

BMW have unveiled the new BMW IX Flow featuring E Ink, at the Consumer Electronics show 2022 in Las Vegas. It is an immensely unique vehicle that can change its entire body colour at the touch of a single button. 

Project lead of the BMW iX Flow has said: “We have already introduced further improvements for the technology since the premiere at the CES, 

“Previously, the changes between colour patterns only took place in a gradual transition. Now, the control electronics have been tweaked to enable instantaneous transformations, resulting in an even more stunning visual effect.” 

A group of lucky delegates had the opportunity to experience the enhanced colour switching abilities of the BMW iX Flow for the first time at BMW Group’s rad°hub dialogue platform held at Plant Munich in May.  

The Munich-based startup brainboost used the new and improved colour-changing effect in a one-off collaboration with the BMW Group at rad°hub aimed at raising awareness of mental health. The BMW iX Flow was connected directly to the brain of the rad°hub delegates using an electroencephalograph (EEG), which records the brain’s electrical activity. 

“The colour patterns of the BMW iX Flow react to brain activity and reflect the level of activity,” explains brainboost CEO Philipp Heiler. 

He continues to say, “once the brain is at rest, the changes of patterns on the iX Flow also become calmer and more rhythmical.” 

The participants were therefore able to gradually calm down and relax with the help of brainboost experts and with neurofeedback via the iX Flow. This also strengthens the knowledge of what works best to shut down brain activity in, for example, everyday working life.  

The body of the BMW iX Flow is laminated in a special film containing millions of colour capsules. When stimulated by electrical signals, negatively charged white pigments or positively charged black ones will collect at the surface, thereby changing the exterior colour. 

This new technology that has been created by startup brainboost and BMW, has opened a whole new door towards personalised driving experience. Monitoring such activity can not only enhance the performance of driving experience, but also life and mental performance. 

A look back at success from MOVE 2021

A look back at success from MOVE 2021

With the fourth MOVE event at ExCeL in London only just over a month away (15/16 June), it’s a timely moment to reflect upon how MOVE has networked thousands of budding mobility leaders across the entire value ecosystem to facilitate partnerships and challenge transport industry practices.

As the event expands many more perfect business partners are being matched, bringing outstanding sustainable solutions to provision across future fuels, energy charging, autonomous vehicles and different transport modes.

Since MOVE 2021, a powerful testimony that has come to light is by Founder of Powered by Hydrogen, Sashe Annett, whose meeting with Technology and Digital Strategist at Ricardo plc, Rushab Shah sparked a successful collaboration that continues to evolve and combine both their passion projects in hydrogen buses.

This is truly an example of a working ‘perfect match’ partnership which will be replicated again at this year’s MOVE 2022 on 15th and 16th June. Register here

Describing their positive encounter at MOVE, Sashe begins: “Part of our mission at Powered by Hydrogen is to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen technologies across the transportation sector by initiating scaleable demonstration projects.

“I was already working on a pilot hydrogen bus project when I attended MOVE 2021 last November.

“At the MOVE networking event, we met Rushab Shah, a representative from Ricardo, a global environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company headquartered in the UK. Ricardo is working on a repowering solution that coverts a diesel buses to hydrogen fuel cell buses at nearly half the cost while saving around 45,000 kg of embedded carbon relative to a new fuel cell bus. It ended up being a perfect match…”

Together they have gone on to work closely to create a meaningful ripple through the alternative fuels market.

She continues: “We have since forged a partnership with Ricardo’s UK and US commercial and hydrogen departments and are exploring further collaborations across transit authorities, academia and suppliers.”

Powered By Hydrogen is a US based non-profit organisation advancing hydrogen technology through education and legislative advocacy, which since it founded, has achieved significant visibility through the MOVE event.

A world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company, Ricardo plc provides exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions, helping their global customers increase efficiencies, achieve growth and create a cleaner and safer future.

Their united mission is clear – to create a safe and sustainable world.

You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from these companies: Wejo, Volvo, Ford, Dassault Systemes, Ridecell, Axon Vibe, Hogen Lovells, Otonomo, Invers, Continental, Vaimoo, BMW, Rolls Royce, bp, Aurora Innovation, Nikola, Hyundai Motor Europe, TFL, Jaguar Land Rover, Marsh, Kolumbus AS, GoMetro, SAE International, SWITCH Mobility, Gorillas, Volta Trucks, plus many more!

Secure your place now to discover similar networking opportunities at #MOVE2022.

Book now for MOVE 2022

MOVE America 2022 –  27-28 September 2022 |  Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX, USA

MOVE America 2022 – 27-28 September 2022 | Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX, USA

MOVE America is THE meeting place for the world’s transport tech and mobility giants.

MOVE America has become a critical meeting place for buyers & sellers across the mobility value chain. In 2021 over 1,000 attended MOVE America and we are building a much bigger and more complete show for 2022.

OEMs, transport operators, tech companies, energy companies, fast-growing startups and policymakers gather every year to discover next-generation technologies being brought into the marketplace. MOVE is their first port of call.

MOVE is a specialised and focused event dedicated to mobility, not an add on to a tech or electronics show.

Mobility is changing at an explosive rate – now is the time to attend MOVE and be a part of that change.


MOVE 2022 –  15-16 June 2022 |  ExCeL, London

MOVE 2022 – 15-16 June 2022 | ExCeL, London

MOVE is the world’s most important mobility event, where disruptive technology and innovation drive change.

OEMs, transport operators, tech companies, energy companies, fast-growing startups and policymakers gather every year to discover next-generation technologies being brought into the marketplace. MOVE is their first port of call.

MOVE is a specialised and focused event dedicated to mobility, not an add on to a tech or electronics show.

Mobility is changing at an explosive rate – now is the time to attend MOVE and be a part of that change.


Autonomous bus shuttle on trial at Highways UK

Autonomous bus shuttle on trial at Highways UK

Visitors to Highways UK – a sister event to MOVE, taking place in Birmingham next week, will be among the first to have the opportunity to ride a trial autonomous bus shuttle service running at the NEC, England’s National Exhibition Centre.

Local municipality Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is working with the NEC on the pilot autonomous shuttle service to gain a better understanding of the technology, its application and how the technology might be used in the future.

Visitors to Highways UK can pre-book their free ride to experience one of the first fully self-driving shuttles in the UK. Additionally, there will be a “hop on” service running for the duration of the event and Solihull’s Head of CCAV will be on hand at the NEC on 4 November. The route starts at the Piazza bus stop by Hall 5 and runs down Pendigo Way to Resorts World. If you are visiting Highways UK, your walking route from the train station (and airport) take you very close to the departure point. The round trip takes less than 20 minutes, so a small detour for an amazing conversation point.

Safety supervisors will be on board the vehicle during the project trials and are able to regain manual control of the vehicle immediately at any time if required. The fully electric vehicles will run at a maximum of 20mph.

The trials will support research into potential driverless shuttle services and further explore how smart technology could be used to cut congestion and improve public transport.

For more information on the autonomous trials and the vehicles themselves, please visit www.solihull.gov.uk/CAVtrials

Mobility re-imagined. Next MOVE takes place in London

Mobility re-imagined. Next MOVE takes place in London

Following the success of the first in-person MOVE event in 20 months, held in Austin, Texas last week, the baton passes to London as host of the next MOVE on 9/10 November.

As the world’s most important Mobility event, MOVE is the place to partner, learn, connect, create and do great business.

For the London event, we can promise an exceptional, world-class programme with over 300 speakers across 18 streams. What’s more, book before midnight (BST) on Friday 8 October using the code FLASH50 to save an incredible 50% on tickets!

Here’s a dozen people you can’t afford to miss:

  • Thomas Ingenlath, CEO, Polestar
  • Dr Andy Palmer, CEO, Switch Mobility
  • Tom Elvidge, SVP Vehicle Programmes, ARRIVAL
  • Quentin Willson, Motoring Broadcaster & Transport Campaigner
  • Isobel Sheldon OBE, CSO, BritishVolt
  • Bich Tran, CEO Europe, VINFAST
  • Craig Knight, CEO, Hyzon Motors
  • Nadeem Sheikh, VP, Woven Planet
  • Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder & CEO, Vertical Aerospace
  • Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director, Toyota Ventures
  • Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager, UK, Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber
  • Joseph Ma, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group

It will be an emotional return to the ExCeL Centre in London Docklands. The last London event in February 2020 came just before lockdown and we can’t wait to return.

In the interim, we’ve learnt a huge amount about what really makes great content (in the world of virtual events we soon discovered that if people didn’t like it, they logged off). Insight, conversation and story work, so that’s what you’ll get in abundance at MOVE.

You’ll find full details including how to book your tickets at the London MOVE website

Don’t forget… book before midnight (BST) on Friday 8 October using the code FLASH50 to save an incredible 50% on tickets!

Join us, be the MOVEMNT

Analysis reveals cheapest cities to hire e-bikes

Analysis reveals cheapest cities to hire e-bikes

A new report reveals The Hague in the Netherlands to offer the cheapest e-bike daily rental. The report from personal finance experts money.co.uk shows there is significant variation in daily rental rates even within the same country. In nearby Amsterdam, for instance, the daily charge is nearly ten times greater than in The Hague, suggests the research.

The Cycle Cities report compared 40 global cities and in terms of e-bike rental costs, the best value cities are:

  1. The Hague, Netherlands (£2.56 daily hire charge)
  2. Madison, United States (£10.78/day)
  3. Brisbane, Australia (£12.20/day)
  4. Cluj-Napoca, Romania (£15.65/day)
  5. Prague, Czech Republic (£16.76/day)
  6. Limassol, Cyprus (£17.03/day)
  7. Luxembourg, Luxembourg (£17.10/day)
  8. Vienna, Austria (£19.59/day)
  9. Valencia, Spain (£21.29/day)
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands (£21.46/day)


The report also presents a Cycle-Friendly Index, which allows for cycling laws, the number of mapped bike paths per resident, pollution levels, topography and average annual temperatures/rainfall levels.

From this assessment, money.co.uk rates the world’s ten most friendly bike cities (ranked on a maximum possible score of 280) to be:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark (216)
  2. Tallinn, Estonia (210)
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands (209)
  4. Helsinki, Finland (201)
  5. Tel Aviv, Israel (192)
  6. Oslo, Norway (185)
  7. Adelaide, Australia (185)
  8. Perth, Australia (183)
  9. Canberra, Australia (177)
  10. Valencia, Spain (173)
US Women-focused sustainability podcast relaunches as Electric Ladies

US Women-focused sustainability podcast relaunches as Electric Ladies

Green Connections Radio officially relaunched as Electric Ladies podcast in an announcement from CEO Joan Michelson at today’s MOVE conference in Austin, Texas. The podcast producer, based in the Washington DC, runs interviews about energy and sustainability innovation with top women leaders across every industry.

Electric Ladies guests include Fortune 500 C-suite executives, top government and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and journalists. Topics range from technologies to transportation, fashion, buildings, data analytics, policy, and ESG investing.

Michelson is today moderating a panel at MOVE on “Innovative business models to make mobility more equitable” with Payam Safa, CEO of Obi, Rodolfo Dieck, Managing Director of Proeza Ventures, and Carey Anne Nadeau, Co-CEO of Loop.

“I’m delighted to announce the launch of our podcast rebrand as Electric Ladies. The new website has all my 300+ podcast interviews, hundreds of articles from Forbes and in other outlets, and information about our coaching programs. These help people stay abreast of how top players are transitioning us to a clean energy economy. We give valuable, nuanced career advice in each episode too, especially for women.”

Renowned media coach and author of the bible for audio talent, “Beyond Powerful Radio,” Valerie Geller says, “Articulate, passionate, and driven, Joan Michelson brings sharp intelligence and wit to these conversations that cover the full range of issues, not just problems, but solutions for women, the environment and all things to make life better for all.”

Event preview: Transport’s 5G future – from smart railways to autonomous vehicles

Event preview: Transport’s 5G future – from smart railways to autonomous vehicles

Over the last year, 5G mobile technology has been rolled out in markets around the world. Offering data speeds up to 100-times faster than 4G and ultra-low latency, the new technology is potentially transformative, allowing subscribers to download 4K videos in seconds or interact with one another seamlessly in virtual reality.

However, 5G’s real impact goes far beyond novel consumer experiences and higher quality communication. In fact, the biggest value from 5G will not be realised by mobile subscribers, but by enterprises, who will use its high bandwidth and low latency to unlock yet more technologies, from machine learning and artificial intelligence to automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).

But what impact could 5G have on the transportation industry?

Perhaps the most exciting and high-profile use cases in this space are related to autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars will need to communicate with one another and make automated decisions about its environment almost instantaneously when on the road, with 5G crucial in delivering the required ubiquitous connectivity.

But while autonomous vehicle technology is still very much in its infancy, there are many more transport applications for 5G that are far more within reach. From IoT sensors that can be deployed on railway lines to monitor the track, to smart motorways that can update drivers about traffic congestion in real time, the opportunities are growing as the transport and telecommunications spheres increasingly converge.

In a session called ‘Trains, Planes & Automobiles: 5G-enhanced mobility’ at this year’s inaugural, virtual 5GLive, event, a panel of experts will discuss the process of digitising urban transport systems, explore 5G transport use cases, and highlight the key challenges related to upgrading and expanding mobility systems. 5G Live is organised by Terrapinn and a sister event to MOVE.

FEATURED SESSION: Trains, Planes & Automobiles: 5G-enhanced mobility

18 May, 14:20 BST


Roland da Silva, Independent Strategy Advisor (Moderator)

Johannes Springer, Lead 5G Automotive Program, T-Systems

Philip Baulch, Director of Technology & Innovation – Public & Corporate Sectors, BT

Jos Beriere, Strategic Business Developer B2B, KPN

5GLive is free to attend! Visit the 5GLive website for more information.