A quick re-cap of some of the key talking points from day one of Everything EV Live London in November 2019, including talk of Zouk’s CIIF, the key obstacles to rapid charger deployment and how public-private partnerships are critical to the EV sector moving forward.
In what proved to be a lively discussion, Zouk Capital’s Massimo Resta defended the decision to invest some of the government’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF) money into Instavolt, the provider of rapid EV charging points that Zouk held an existing investment in prior to being entrusted with the CIIF itself.
Axel Jaegle of the Infrastructure Projects Authority also defended that decision, insisting that there was no conflict of interest and Zouk followed all due protocols. More on this story can be read here.
Meanwhile, the audience heard from a number of councils and local authorities at various points of their own EV charging journey, with best practice examples and critical lessons shared. What became clear however was that partnerships between public bodies and private companies need to become far more prevalent and active for the industry to truly realise its potential.
More to come from the Everything EV Live London event throughout the week.