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Climate for electric cars?

March 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The shift away from diesel and petrol towards electric vehicles has begun, motivated by concern over the growing threat of climate change as well as poor air quality in our towns and cities.

But are electric vehicles actually more environmentally friendly? And can our electricity system cope with the demand?

Electric vehicles expert and environmentalist Anthony Simpson will join us to explore the latest developments in electric vehicles and charging and discuss the ethical issues surrounding this hot topic.


6.30-7pm: Arrive and meet other attendees and members of the Ethical Reading team

7-7.05pm: Welcome and introduction

7.05-7.20pm: Talk

7.20-8.20pm: Discussion

8.20-8.30pm: Wrap-up and mentions of relevant upcoming events etc*

8.30pm: For those who wish, retire to the bar to continue the conversation

* Please let us know in advance if you would like to mention something

Speaker: Anthony Simpson, CrowdCharge

Anthony Simpson recently spent two years working at the University of Reading on a joint project with the UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) leasing company, DriveElectric. The objective was to develop smart EV charging services that would help rather than hinder our electricity system, supporting the transition to renewable energy. He is now an EV energy solutions consultant at electric vehicle services company, CrowdCharge.

Anthony has an MSc in Renewable Energy and spent four years developing solar projects.

He has been working voluntarily to raise awareness of climate change for 15 years. Personal actions include not flying on holiday for over a decade, not owning a diesel or petrol car for the last five years and transitioning to a very low carbon plant-based diet.


The Firefly Cellar Bar
The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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