Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles, UK
Bob works with the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), a cross Government policy unit working to position the UK as a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and deployment of ultra low emission vehicles and associated technologies.
OLEV comprises people from the Department’s for Transport, Business, Innovation and Skills and Energy and Climate Change to simplify policy development and speed up delivery of this important shared agenda.
By supporting the early market for electric and other ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), OLEV aims to secure the greatest possible industrial benefits from the inevitable transition to ultra low emission vehicles, decarbonise the UK’s passenger vehicle fleet by 2050 and improve air quality and energy security. OLEV leads UK policy on EU regulations and standards that set road vehicle CO2 emissions performance targets for manufacturers.
Bob joined OLEV in 2011 having previously worked with the Department for Transport and Ford Motor Company. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering from Edinburgh University in 2002 having graduated from there with an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997.
This session will examine just how ‘clean’ cities will need to be in the future to meet global emissions targets; what developments will take place to get us there; and the role freight has to play in achieving such exceptional air quality standards…