Webinar: The Road to Zero-carbon Transport in London

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Technical lecture
14 January 2021 17:00 - 18:45
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The Speakers will address:

Air Quality stats and GLA’s response
 - R O’Driscoll

  •  MTS Zero emission strategy
  • Central ULEZ and recent improvements in air quality
  • ULEZ expansion and LEZ, scrappage
  • Cleaning up taxi and TfL bus fleet
  • COVID, Street space and mode shift
  • Technical neutrality  and energy supply hierarchy

TfL Bus Strategy   - M West

  • Bus route optimal zero emission technology
  • Battery electric & opportunity charging
  • TfL’s past & present hydrogen buses 
  • Hydrogen buses; refuelling stations, cost and performance.

Other Road Vehicles and Recharging Infrastructure  - M Poulton

  • Which other vehicle fleets are switching to zero emissions, and when
  • Charging networks for EV drivers with no off-street parking
  • Rapid charging for commercial fleets
  • Working with stakeholders to remove barriers
  • The challenge of zero emission heavy vehicles


1     16:55 Platform opens
  17:00 Welcome, audio, video & chat box etiquette, speaker introductions
  17:15 Air quality statistics and the GLA’s response
  17:35 TfL bus strategy
  17:55 Other road vehicles and the recharging (other fuels?) infrastructure
  18:15 Q&A & wrap up
  18:45 Platform closure

Platform: Microsoft Teams

We recommend downloading the app beforehand (URL link to MS), rather than using the web portal.  Registrants will be sent a meeting link two days before the event.


The Speakers:
Rosalind O’Driscoll: Rosalind is the lead on Transport Emissions in the Air Quality Team at City Hall, where she has worked since 2017. Before this Rosalind graduated from Imperial College London with a PhD in air pollution.
Martin West: Martin joined Transport for London’s Engineering Directorate in 2016 as a Senior Engineer and is responsible for developing technical strategy and delivery of TfL’s hydrogen bus projects. The role entails working with UK and EU stakeholders, monitoring technical, environmental, commercial hydrogen industry developments and supporting operators to deploy fuel cell buses. Before joining TfL, Martin worked at Arriva, one of Europe’s largest transport providers, where he managed engineering teams at bus garages across London ensuring the extensive fleet is safe and reliable.
Mark Poulton: Mark is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. With a career in the transport & automotive industries, Mark has a breadth of experience including commercial vehicle engineering, air quality research, power-train research & development, government-sponsored accreditation programmes and world-leading environmental improvement projects. Mark was involved in designing and implementing London’s Low Emission Zone to improve air quality and worked with the Greater London Authority to develop the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan. Mark’s current role is to provide technical assurance as part of policy initiatives to promote Electric Vehicles (EVs) and identify opportunities to exploit low carbon vehicle technology. He is TfL’s technical lead for a suite of R&D and demonstration projects evaluating many aspects of vehicle electrification – including understanding the impacts of charging today’s and future EVs on the energy system, such as through wireless charging or deploying vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.



• Rosalind O’Driscoll, GLA Air Quality Manager Transport Emissions. • Martin West, TfL Senior Engineer Road and Surface Vehicles. • Martin Poulton, TfL Principal Technical Specialist


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