This week’s Highways Voices podcast features one of the leading journalists specialising in the how the transport and energy sectors are working together to deliver a cleaner future.
Alec Peachey, publisher of the website TransportAndEnergy.com explains how the two sectors are coming together to find solutions needed to achieve the Government’s 2030 deadline on the end of petrol and diesel car sales.
“Ultimately, this is about collaboration,” he says. “The only way that it will be achieved is by these different stakeholder groups working together, we have to remove the silos that have existed up to now and getting the stakeholder groups in the room together to understand again, what those challenges are, and work out how they can actually work together to deliver on this.”
He discusses the need for Government support and investment saying, “We need direction from the Government. There needs to be that focus on things like Giga factories being built in the UK. At the moment, we’re running the risk where auto manufacturers will move away from this country, because if they don’t see investment in the supply chain.”
Alec talks about powering HGVs, the availability of EV chargers and where hydrogen fits into the mix, but that ultimately it’s “all about going further and faster”.
You’ll also hear why Grid Smarter Cities wins this week’s Adrian’s Accolade, and news from our partners, LCRIG, ADEPT, ITS (UK) and the Transport Technology Forum.