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Programme

Thursday 2 Apr

09:00

10:15

Will electric cars develop from a niche market into a mass market ?

Plenary Sessions

Are car makers developing their “electric vehicle” departments on the basis of market certainties or in response to ever-more restrictive legislation ? How do they see things in 5 or 10 years’ time ? What...

10:00

11:00

How are public authorities adapting and innovating with regards to e-mobility ?

Plenary Sessions

From mandatory acquisition of electric vehicles for local authority fleets to questions of infrastructure and urban facilities, there is a lot to be done…

10:00

11:00

The birth of a new industrial sector : e-mobility as a source of innovation and employment

Plenary Sessions

A review of the upheaval in employment caused by e-mobility: What is the situation ? How can skills transfer be managed ?

12:00

13:00

“E-streets” at the service of a new urban logistics

Plenary Sessions

With clean, silent solutions and better access to city centres, electricity is attractive for urban logistics, but the sector also needs to adapt and review its organization.

12:00

13:00

Energy transition and the metamorphosis of public transportation

Plenary Sessions

Against a backdrop of incentives and obligations, the “greening” of public transportation is a revolution that is drawing increasing attention. Are we heading towards greater complication or simplicity...

13:15

14:15

The personal e-transport revolution

Public Debate Ring

Self-balancing personal transporters have gained huge popularity and could represent a small part of the solution for urban mobility. Product presentations by manufacturers, discussion and debate on the...

14:30

15:30

A promising future for charging technologies

Plenary Sessions

The biggest challenge for e-mobility is to find an ideal economic and technological model for charging facilities. There is much investigation and discussion, but are they working towards a consensus ?

14:30

15:30

Construction and public works, key players in electric mobility

Plenary Sessions

What changes need to be made to e-roads and e-streets, to buildings and infrastructures, if electrically-powered vehicles are as successful as they are expected to be ?

16:00

17:00

Clean energy is aligned with and responsive to electric mobility

Workshops

When can we really offer it to citizens ? What constraints ? What are the conditions for success ? What do elected officials and their teams do to move forward ?

16:00

17:00

The place of e-roads for long-haul freight transportation, eco-friendly alternatives

Workshops

90% of freight is transported by road, so the long-haul freight transport sector also needs to find eco-friendly solutions fast. Electrically-powered vehicles are one but how can dozens of tons be driven...

16:00

17:00

What is the contribution of the French mobility orientation law in electric mobility ?

Workshops

By integrating the notion of transportation of people and goods to territorial coherence schema, the MOBILITY ORIENTATION law includes electric motorization in all modes of transport. What are its support...

16:00

17:00

Sharing and interconnection of charging facilities in streets

Workshops

Having multiple different standards is unthinkable, and yet refuse collection trucks, small delivery vans, buses, street cleaning trucks and scooters will all have use urban charging facilities and the...

17:00

18:00

Funding the transformation and its guarantees locally

Plenary Sessions

What financial aid is needed to help local authorities transform their mobility solutions ? Who are the economic stakeholders? What business models can be used ? What guarantees can be provided to enable...

17:00

18:00

Digital cities and electromobility : smart networks, smart grids and V2G

Plenary Sessions

Opening up public data, optimizing urban public transportation systems by favouring multimodal approaches, encouraging innovation to quantify, model and manage transportation flows more effectively, etc....

Friday 3 Apr

10:30

11:30

The capital issue of the European battery

Plenary Sessions

Is there still time for the European automotive industry to take into consideration the capital issue of battery ?

12:00

13:00

How can we meet the growing need for rare minerals and earth elements ?

Workshops

Is the exponential growth in the battery market not just another additional ecological risk ? How can we get around the danger of depletion ? How can we counter Chinese dominance ?

12:00

13:00

New solutions for fast and ultra-fast inter-state charging solutions, the German example

Workshops

For electrical transportation to develop significantly, there must be more charging stations and they need to be more powerful. The Germans are showing the way.

12:00

13:00

The mutation of rental companies and fleets towards EVs: image, uses, economy

Workshops

Representing more than a third of the French market, the professional vehicle does not escape the interrogation on the electrical engagement. What are the doubts? The certainties ? Perspectives ?

13:30

14:30

E-cars are only for the wealthy.

Public Debate Ring

This statement is not really true anymore, but remains hard to erase from peoples’ minds. Debates and discussion on how to acquire an electric vehicle, State subsidies, benefits of use, and used electric...

14:30

15:30

Hydrogen storage : the future is today

Plenary Sessions

Has hydrogen (finally) become the perfect partner for electric power ? For all vehicles or just for some of them ? And which ones ? What are the possible business models and what are the obstacles ?

16:00

17:00

Global information and monitoring systems, the data boom and mobility as a service

Plenary Sessions

Electric mobility is largely correlated with another mobility revolution initiated by the digital era. Does this upheaval in usage and tools have a future ? Who are the financial and industrial players...

16:00

17:00

Shuttles, trucks and vehicles are becoming smart and automated

Plenary Sessions

Human comfort and progress know no boundaries. Vehicles will soon be powered electrically and require no driver. How realistic is it ? Is it technically and economically viable ?

Saturday 4 Apr

10:00

11:00

What are the social consequences of this profound transformation of cars and trucks for citizens ?

Plenary Sessions

Will it really make our streets and roads cleaner ? Are there other positive or negative externalities ? What other issues could arise ?

10:00

11:00

Do batteries pollute ?

Plenary Sessions

Batteries have been heavily criticized, but is this fair ? A review of the battery lifecycle, re-use as household batteries, recycling, etc.

11:00

12:00

New mobility solutions are leading to new habits

Public Debate Rings

Electrical power is positioning itself a century later as a means of movement. What advantages and drawbacks does this new type of mobility provide on a daily basis ? Debate and discussion.

13:00

14:00

E-mobility in our daily lives

Public Debate Rings

How can an e-vehicle be used on a daily basis? Charging rights, wall boxes, smart charging and, coming soon, the V2H (vehicle to home), self-consumption, car park charging shades, etc.

14:00

15:00

Are electricity and hydrogen relevant for private hire vehicles, ride-sharing and taxis ?

Plenary Sessions

Vehicles subject to heavy use are crucial test laboratories for the e-adventure. Enterprising players who have dared to take the plunge present their opinions and their results.

14:00

15:00

Transport of the future: fiction becomes reality

Plenary Sessions

Electric power is going hand-in-hand with an impressive number of mobility innovations. Are they simply gadgets or genuine new sectors in the making ? An overview.