Shamala Evans-Gadgil

Project Manager
Coventry Council
shamala
April 22, 2021
13:50
 - 14:30 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

Bus electrification is a significant step in decarbonising Britain. However, with huge power and logistical demands, the depots to support these buses can be complex and challenging to install. In this session we will hear a case study of how a local authority planned and executed their public transport electrification strategy.

  • Managing power and charging on the grid; addressing the huge drain on resources and looking at solutions outside of cites where grids tend to be less constrained
  • How to replace those larger vehicles including buses now that that government has committed to 2030, and understanding if there is a cut-off point where you rely on battery before you switch to fuel cell?
  • Is there space for private investors to get involved and own the assets, whilst assisting Local Authorities to electrify?
  • Identifying transport models to determine where will be the hotspots for usage on the network