Along with Norway, the United Kingdom will be the second partner country of the 3rd edition of the Energy for Smart Mobility Forum, on March 31 and April 1, 2020.
The Future of Mobility is one of the Grand Challenges identified in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. The government wants to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, with all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. It is backing this mission with support for innovation in clean ways of powering vehicles (including £246 million in the Faraday battery challenge); investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and hydrogen vehicle refuelling stations; and grants to help people buy ultra-low emission vehicles. The UK is also home to pilot studies around Hydrogen, like the Big Hit project in Orkney Islands.
The United Kingdom will be represented at the Forum by the Department for International Trade of the British Embassy in France.