In our latest podcast, the first instalment of a low-carbon transport series, Ian Thomas, a managing director at Turquoise, interviews Justin Ott, founder and chief executive of Spark EV Technology.
The global automotive industry is undergoing a monumental change, with the transition from internal combustion engines to zero-emission vehicles accelerating at pace. This shift was recently discussed at the Future of Transport Conference in Brussels, where one of the major issues raised was range anxiety.
A problem that prevents many motorists from buying an electric vehicle, range anxiety revolves around the concern of running out of charge and is exacerbated by inaccurate onboard vehicle range estimates and underdeveloped charging networks. For commercial vehicles, this problem is magnified and considered more critical due to the need to deliver goods in an efficient and reliable manner.
In the podcast, Ian and Justin discuss:
- How Spark EV’s technology provides personalised range prediction for zero- emission vehicles
- Why inaccurate range calculations are a major barrier for commercial fleets in switching to zero-emission vehicles
- Spark EV’s work across the mobility supply chain with leading OEMs
Ian Thomas comments: “The zero-emission vehicle market, from micro-mobility to trucks, is experiencing rapid global growth. Spark’s class-leading technology has a critical role to play in eliminating range and charge anxiety as a barrier to adoption. Our latest podcast shares some key insights on why the commercial vehicle market has been slower to embrace electrification and how businesses can accelerate the transition.”
Spark EV is a category leader in energy optimisation and range prediction technology for zero emission vehicles of all sizes. A specialist in the field, Spark seeks to accelerate mass adoption of ZEVs, working with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to implement its technology globally. Turquoise has invested in Spark EV via the Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2), managed by Turquoise.
To listen to the podcast, visit https://bit.ly/3JPzbub.