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The Drive to Net Zero – new podcast from Schneider Electric seeks to accelerate discussion around the transition to electric vehicles

04/02/2021

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The Drive to Net Zero addresses the challenges the UK faces as a country in reaching net-zero and what needs to be done to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles to support the country going green

Over 40 expert guests have agreed to join the podcast, with Alex Sobel MP featuring in the recently released January episode

Episodes are planned to be released every month, with the series concluding when the UN’s climate change conference, COP 26, starts in Glasgow this November

London UK, 4 February 2020 Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched “The Drive to Net Zero” podcast. With two episodes available to stream on demand, the e-mobility podcast provides expert opinions on the challenges and opportunities of the UK’s transition to electric vehicles and wider decarbonisation journey.

Industry professionals can listen and subscribe to “The Drive to Net Zero” podcast through major podcast streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

In the first episode guest Alex Sobel, MP, also the Chairman of the Net Zero All Party Parliamentary Group (NZAPPG) says:

“We just had the global climate ambitions summit and the UK was at the leading edge of that. But there are countries in the EU that are going further and faster than us. But in terms of ambition, we are at the leading edge. What concerns me is that our targets are in the right place, but it’s the delivery that’s the problem. We’re going to miss our targets unless we significantly up our game in so many areas.”

Hosted by Seth Townsley, energy marketing manager at Schneider Electric, the podcasts will be recorded monthly in the run up to the COP-26 conference in Glasgow this November. As part of this, the UK is accelerating its climate ambition with a 2030 petrol ban and monumental shift to EV on the horizon. The Schneider Electric team knew that there was an audience crying out to hear debate around the introduction of both vehicles and charging infrastructure, from protecting energy network reliability to how our city centres could be reshaped by the electric revolution.

Seth Townsley, energy marketing manager at Schneider Electric:

“The UK has set a national target to reduce all greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2050, requiring rapid decarbonization across all sectors – including mobility and transport. With the UK hosting the COP-26 climate change conference in Glasgow this November, it’s crucial that the UK demonstrates its climate leadership and our move towards electric transport is kicked up a gear.”

“Our team at Schneider Electric is passionate about driving energy efficiency and new technology that helps organisations reduce their carbon footprint. I can’t wait to record more episodes and get to the heart of the debate, so our listeners feel more informed about the EV transition and wider national drive to net zero.”

Listen to a trailer for Schneider Electric’s ‘The Drive to Net Zero’ and subscribe to the podcast here on Google. Find out more about Schneider Electric’s smart e-mobility offering here.

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