Islands and e-mobility – or transport electrification – are a natural fit. Islands are geographically compact, minimizing charging infrastructure and driving distance issues. Islands have expensive and risky fossil fuel supply chains, making electrification more attractive. Islands have abundant solar and wind resources, reducing the marginal cost of electricity for EV charging. Lastly, islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change, ensuring social and political support for renewables-based electrification. Given this fit, many islands are actively pursuing e-mobility development efforts. This panel with representatives from several different sectors and regions will discuss how to move these efforts into the fast lane.
- How important is e-mobility where is it going?
- What are the key barriers/enablers for EV penetration, and in what direction are they trending?
- What can we learn from the case study jurisdictions in regards to exploring/promoting e-mobility?
Dr. Borison advised a major international energy company on its pipeline gas/power business strategy in the US Midwest, supported utility resource planning involving tens of billions in dollars of generation and transmission facilities in Canada, and evaluated on-grid, micro-grid, and off-grid renewable energy developments for multilateral banks and Caribbean governments.
Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates
Jo recognised a distinct market opportunity, for electrified transport, powered by renewables, and jointly formed Megapower Ltd. in February 2013. Megapower’s vision is for a network of publicly accessible charging stations, powered by renewable resources, enabling the rapid uptake of electric vehicles in Barbados and the Caribbean.
Megapower is now seen as the Caribbean’s leading Electric Vehicle Specialist Garage, currently working in 8 Caribbean countries.
Co-Founder and Director of Megapower Ltd. in Barbados
The series will provide a competitive platform for accelerating the development of electric vehicles to help create a low – carbon future, whilst also partnering with organisations in the race locations to help restore the degraded environments as part of the Extreme E legacy programme.
James has extensive experience in creating and promoting new sports and entertainment businesses, having worked for IMG to establish and develop a number of its major motorsports, cricket, football and mass participation properties. James was part of the IMG team who founded the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament.
Prior to joining Extreme E James was Vice President of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Chief Legal Officer and Head of Business Affairs at Extreme E
Energy Resource Analyst in the Resource Planning group at Alameda Municipal Power (AMP)
Head of eBus Solutions , ChargePoint