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WELCOME After 4 successful years of taking the GreenFleet ULEV events around various cities and regions, we have finally arrived in Reading! Welcome to the Madejski Stadium, where today’s event is designed to help you move your transport operation over to a more efficient and cleaner version, by changing its DNA. Welcome to GreenFleet READING. Staged in partnership with the Reading Borough Council (RBC), supported by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), LowCVP and sponsored by Alphabet, this is the Forum put together to help the region’s fleet operators understand more about Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) solutions, and establish if this ever-evolving technology can be integrated into their everyday transport operations. RBC have underlined their commitment to improving air quality across the region, and with road transport in Reading accounting for the high levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate emissions and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, action needs to be taken… NOW! A successful bid from RBC has secured £100,000 from the Air Quality Grant to install residential charging points… but this is just the start of the ULEV journey for the council and the region. And any organisation that operates cars, vans and trucks in the region has a role to play too, starting here! So, you may well be asking yourselves: “It’s all well and good saying that these ULEVs can help save the planet, and save us money, but do they really work?” This event will prove that they DO… Today’s event will allow you to make an ‘educated decision’ as to whether electric, plug-in hybrid, standard hybrid and/or gas-powered vehicles have a role to play in your everyday transport operation. So, let’s start that here today, at GreenFleet READING! We have been able to bring you this event, thanks to the help and support of Alphabet, together with the other sponsors and exhibitors you will meet here today. We have been fortunate to gather support from key players in the sector so that you can discuss your individual requirements and ensure that all your

questions are answered. If it is information on grants, future government policy and the way forward, we have the Department for Transport’s OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) on hand. Today’s event will give you that crucial ‘Touch, Taste, Feel’ experience, thanks to BMW and MINI, LDV, Toyota and Lexus and IVECO. Please also make sure you talk to Alphabet, one of the UK’s leading leasing companies for ULEVs. And be sure to talk to motoring journalist and EV owner, Quentin Willson, who will happily share his own knowledge and experiences with you, and will be joined by the RBC, OLEV and charging specialists. You will all get an exclusive 30-minute group session with all of them, individually, today. So, make sure you raise your issues, embrace the offerings here today, and then help us help you, in terms of making ULEVs a viable consideration for your business. Food and drink will be available, and the event will wrap up with a final Q&A, followed by the ‘Galaxy Giveaway’, where one of you will leave with a fantastic Galaxy tablet courtesy of us at GreenFleet. If you have any issues or questions, please see a member of the GreenFleet team, on reception. Any feedback you might have would be extremely welcome. Please email us at We hope you enjoy your day. Colin Boyton GreenFleet Events Manager Printed on recycled paper

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SPEAKERS Quentin Willson, TV Presenter and Motoring Expert

TV presenter and motoring expert Quentin Willson is perhaps most widely known as the presenter of the motoring programmes Fifth Gear and the original incarnation of Top Gear. Since early 2011, Willson has been the national spokesman for FairFuelUK, which campaigns for lower government fuel duty, and has been involved in the push towards lesser polluting vehicles for some time.

Cllr Tony Page, Deputy Leader, Reading Borough Council

Councillor Tony Page has served on Reading Borough Council as a Labour Councillor since 1973, without a break. Since 2008 he has been Deputy Leader of Reading Borough Council and Lead Member for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport. Prior to that he was Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources, and then Communities and Neighbourhoods. He was Chair of Reading Buses – one of 14 remaining Council-owned bus companies in the country – from 1986 until Christmas 2005.

Phil Killingley, Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)

Phil has been Deputy Head of the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles since 2016, leading teams on OLEV strategy, consumer incentive schemes, communications, local authority engagement, taxis and OLEV’s programme office. He has 14 years of experience in transport and environmental policy including roles in: air quality; road traffic operations; rail and aviation regulation; and local transport strategy and funding.

Dean Hedger, Alphabet

Dean joined Alphabet as Head of public sector in 2014 after spending 22 years in the industry. With an extensive knowledge of the Public Sector marketplace, Dean has a significant understanding of EU procurement regulations, framework complexities and has established himself as a key figure in the Marketplace. Dean’s experience in Public Sector has led to a substantial knowledge of Sustainable Transport, Car Sharing and Commercial Vehicles.

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PROGRAMME Today’s event has been put together in a format that requires a little bit of attention from YOU, if you would be so kind... Following the Seminars, detailed below, you will each be allocated a GROUP, denoted by the colour of your LANYARD and PERSONALISED AGENDA. Your Group will also be allocated a Host or Hostess, and he or she will be your point of contact and reference throughout today. Their role is to escort you to your six separate 30-minute Sessions today. These have all been put together to ensure that you can leave here today with all the knowledge you need on ultra-low emission vehicles. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU STICK TO YOUR PERSONALISED AGENDA, ISSUED TO YOU UPON ARRIVAL. IF SESSIONS START TO OVER-RUN, IT THEN HAS A KNOCK-ON EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. THERE ARE BREAKS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ALLOW YOU TO REVISIT ANYTHING OF PARTICULAR INTEREST. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR HOST OR HOSTESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION ON THIS MATTER.




Intro & Housekeeping


Welcome & Opening Address, Quentin Willson0


Working towards a Cleaner Reading – Cllr Tony Page, RBC


Government grants for a ULEV transition – Phil Killingley, OLEV


Finance & Leasing – Dean Hedger, Alphabet


Manufacturer’s Brief – BMW & MINI


Manufacturer’s Brief – LDV


Manufacturer’s Brief – Toyota & Lexus


Manufacturer’s Brief – IVECO


Q & A Session


Refreshments & Networking


Morning Group Sessions begin – Sessions 1, 2, & 3


Lunch and Networking


Afternoon Group Sessions begin – Sessions 4, 5, & 6


Closing – Panel Round-up, Refreshments & Prize Draw

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EXHIBITORS Alphabet Alphabet is a leading provider of Business Mobility in Europe and Australia. As such, it enables companies to manage their corporate mobility in an economical and sustainable way. Founded in 1997 as a division of BMW Group, Alphabet has extensive knowledge of international fleet management and leasing. Its comprehensive portfolio includes consulting and funding as well as smart management products and services for company fleets. Alphabet’s Business Mobility solutions are tailor-made to meet specific corporate requirements. Today, Alphabet manages a portfolio of 650,000 leased cars and light

commercial vehicles of all makes and is ranked fourth in the market worldwide. Alphabet also pioneers the creation of Advanced Mobility Solutions: AlphaElectric offers companies a holistic approach to eMobility, AlphaCity is the efficient Corporate CarSharing option, the mobility app for smartphones, AlphaGuide, makes life easier for its users and AlphaFlex, the individual, flexible mobility solution, gives employees choices and companies full cost control. Alphabet has its headquarters in Munich, Germany and is represented in 19 countries. For more information, please visit

BMW Fleet & Business Sales Positioned at the forefront of sustainable motoring, BMW is renowned globally for coupling pure driving pleasure with its efforts in reducing emissions. Delivering a new understanding of premium defined by sustainability, BMW i includes visionary electric vehicles such as the innovative BMW i3 and the revolutionary BMW i8. We are also proud to have the widest range of plug-in electrified vehicles in

the UK; the BMW iPerformance range. Using a combination of petrol and electric power, our iPerformance range delivers all the styling and performance you’d expect from a BMW, with the fuel-efficiency of a plug-in hybrid. Available across the 2, 3, 5, 7 and X5 models, the range includes intelligent adaptations such as Predictive Energy Management and optional eDrive mode.

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EXHIBITORS Electrassure ElectrAssure – Workplace EV Charging – Expert Design and Installation ElectrAssure is an independent specialist in the design and installation of workplace and public EV charging systems. An NICEIC approved electrical contractor since 2005, ElectrAssure has for the past 6 years specialised in EV charging systems for clients including Saint Gobain, National Grid, British Car Auctions and Uber. Choosing from a range of suppliers, ElectrAssure will recommend an EV charging system that best matches your budget and requirements and

will support you with a full lifecycle of services; Survey – survey site, analyse requirements and resources; Design – select charger management system and location, specify electrical and data installation; Installation, Commissioning – one visit installation minimises time, cost and disruption; Chargepoint Management, Maintenance – maximise the availability of your charge points. ElectrAssure is NICEIC, ECA, OLEV and Safecontractor approved so offers a range of additional services including low energy lighting.

Electric Blue UK We provide integrated charger and electric vehicle (EV) services, powered by renewable energy into two high growth UK EV markets – 1. Licensed Taxis and 2 . Fleets (Public and Private Sector): 1Licensed Taxi Market – through our e-Taxi service There are over 281,000 licensed taxis in England, most of which are high emission conventional fuelled vehicles, all of which are under pressure to change to zero emission EVs. EB provides the data to create a business case to support the change, combined with, a dedicated rapid charger infrastructure and integrated support services for successful e-Taxi adoption.

Fleet (Public and Private Sector) Market – through our e-Fleet and Workplace Charger service. There are over 3.7m LGV (small to medium sized goods vehicle) in the UK, 96% of which are diesel. Only 0.14% are currently zero emission EVs. There are also over 940,000 registered company cars, however only 1.8% of new car registrations are EV. Just as for taxis, this is a large and growing market, which is under increasing pressure to electrify its operations, both to mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices and the increasing imposition of Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charges. 2


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EXHIBITORS Elmtronics Elmtronics are the UK’s largest independent supplier and installer of electric vehicle charging equipment. Specialising in charging for businesses and the public sector, Elmtronics work with some of the largest councils, NHS Trusts and private companies, to design, install and maintain their electric vehicle charging infrastructure with only the best charging equipment available. As an independent company, we supply a range of charging equipment which best suits our customers’ individual needs and budget. We also offer maintenance contracts to a range of EV chargers throughout the country. Keep up with over 80,000 electric vehicle drivers, whilst promoting

a sustainable environment. A safe and robust infrastructure is essential and you can rely on Elmtronics to manage and maintain your charging equipment, with remote support, a 24/7 help line, unlimited call outs and a 3-year warranty, if an issue was to arise. Both our full turn-key installation and commissioning services are efficient and professional. Carried out by experienced groundworkers and electrical engineers, specifically qualified to install a range of charging equipment and install additional features, such as parking bay signage and protective barriers. Passionate about expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Elmtronics will support you every step of the way.

Engenie Engenie are an electric vehicle rapid charging infrastructure developer. We provide a tailored, fully funded, fully managed charging solution for fleet owners and operators who are making the switch to EVs. Zero CAPEX or OPEX required. Our tap-and-go rapid chargers are 16x faster than standard chargers, minimising fleet downtime. They operate at more than 99% uptime, can be monitored remotely and surpass all European safety standards. Engenie operate a 24/7 helpline for all drivers, getting them back on the road quickly. Fleet operators will benefit from simple per-kWh pricing, discounted tariffs for higher energy use, invoice‑based

monthly billing, and a dedicated portal for fleet managers to monitor and control transactions, receipts, driver charging and usage. In addition, detailed data reports can be used to showcase the environmental benefits (e.g. CO2 saved) from switching to EVs. Engenie is committed to supporting the UK’s transition to a clean transport system, not only by enabling the uptake of EVs through developing charging infrastructure, but also by buying electricity solely from renewable generators. Engenie also offer fully funded, fully managed public rapid chargers to private and public landlords whose sites meet our simple criteria.

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EXHIBITORS Evolt eVolt offers solutions for both indoor and outdoor environments, high powered interactive multi-charging systems and traditional street posts, all of which have been ergonomically designed to blend with environmental aesthetics. eVolt brings to market the widest range of EV charging solutions, which includes the Raption 50 (Dual 50kW DC/43kW AC). The Raption 50 will simultaneously charge in DC and AC and is proving its performance, by ensuring a reliable rapid charging network for eVolt customers.  

With both CHAdeMO and CCS DC outlets and Type 2 63A AC outlet, the Raption 50 caters for the charging requirements of all types of electric vehicles. Added to this, the Raption 22 (Dual 22.5kW DC/22kW AC) provides more versatility to our offering, where reduced supply capacity would normally rule out DC charging. eVolt has completed successful installations for 85 UK Local Authorities and has installed 5648 commercial points throughout the UK, including 265 Rapid (DC) Chargers.

Iveco IVECO, part of CNH Industrial, was named Large Goods Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards 2017 for the second year running. The company holds a unique position as the only commercial vehicle manufacturer offering a full range of sustainable options that already meet the strict requirements of the UK’s expanding Low Emission Zones (LEZs) and anticipates future changes to legislation. In the light commercial market, IVECO’s new Daily Blue Power was crowned International Van of the Year 2018. Its three models include the Daily Hi‑Matic Natural Power which is the first CNG‑powered LCV with an eight-speed automatic gearbox; the Daily Electric with an extended range of 174 miles (280 km) in a three-battery configuration

and the Daily Euro VI RDE 2020 Ready. IVECO’s Eurocargo medium truck line-up includes Natural Power models at 12 and 16 tonnes with a maximum range of 400 km. For heavy truck operators, the Stralis NP’s impressive sustainability credentials earned it the title of Low Carbon Truck of the Year 2017 at the Commercial Fleet Awards thanks to its ability to reduce particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%, NOx by 60% and CO2 emissions by up to 95% with the use of bio LNG. Stralis NP is also around 50% quieter than a diesel equivalent and is now available with a powerful 460hp engine. With interest growing in alternative fuel options, IVECO is best placed to meet the needs of Britain’s commercial vehicle operators.


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EXHIBITORS LDV UK & Ireland The electric vehicle revolution is well underway and sales of EVs are accelerating with an estimated 2 million on the world’s roads today. With China leading the charge in low and zero emission vehicles, it was an evolution rather than a revolution when SAIC, the largest automotive company in China announced the launch of its EV80, which came hot on the heels of the relaunch of the LDV brand to the UK and Irish markets. For drivers keen to try out LDV’s EV offering, the EV80 is now available to order in the UK and is the perfect city or short to medium journey vehicle, boasting a 130 mile range on a single charge. The high spec includes an advanced pure electric power system providing

a highly efficient, stable power supply and an EPB system that is not only convenient, but reliable. The new EV80 is available in two models; panel van (short and long wheel base) and chassis cab that can be fitted with a range of customer-specific bodies for the ultimate driving experience. From the electronic Park Brake assist system with a helpful vehicle hill start facility to the digital intelligent CVT that switches across three power modes, the EV80 delivers a reliable and smooth driving experience with zero emissions and that, says SAIC, is greener motoring with superior performance in mind. Check out your local LDV dealer for more information or visit

Toyota Clean air? Vote with your wheels. The best technology improves society. Today, 11 million people worldwide now choose to run a fuel-efficient Toyota or Lexus petrol-electric hybrid. Our latest range of 17 hybrid models – plus the game-changing Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car – is helping businesses to clean up their act. For city cars, estates, executive sports saloons, MPVs and more, Toyota & Lexus Fleet lets you break with convention. It’s never been easier to create a hybrid fleet that’s cleaner, greener and cheaper to own and run. Businesses can cut their emissions, whole-life costs, company car tax and NI, while company car drivers enjoy great equipment and performance, and pay less

personal tax for Benefit-in-Kind (BIK). We innovate. You save. We have been pioneering green motoring innovation for over two decades. Take the latest Prius; with a hybrid driving experience that breaks new boundaries, it has even better fuel efficiency, and a striking design inside and out. Petrol‑electric hybrids do not need to be plugged in to charge, and have none of the range anxiety associated with pure electric vehicles. The fourth-generation Prius takes hybrid technology to a new level. Try it for yourself. To arrange an extended 3-day test drive with any Toyota or Lexus petrol-electric hybrid model, simply call 0344 701 6186 or visit

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A BIG THANK YOU... GreenFleet would like to say a special “Thank You” to Reading Borough Council, for supporting this event today. Without them, our headline sponsor Alphabet, and the kind support of our other sponsors and exhibitors we have here today, we would not have been able to bring you such a great line-up of experts, vehicles and innovative solutions. Please take time to talk to them and see how they can help you make a seamless transition over to an ultra-low emission fleet operation.

Alphabet – Anna Ranger & Dean Hedger Elmtronics – Dan Martin & Victoria Lewis Evolt – Myles Barker & Ailean Higgins BMW Group UK – Lucy Ramstedt & Andrea Holland LDV UK & Ireland – Mark Barrett Planit – Antoinette Redmond ElectrAssure – Loyd Davies Toyota GB – Jon Hunt & Rebecca Russell IVECO UK – Lisa Fuller & Martin Flach Engenie – Jeremy Littman & Dora Coventry Electric Blue – Alex Calnan Quentin Willson, TV Presenter & Journalist OLEV – Phil Killingley LowCVP – Andy Eastlake Reading BC – Cllr Tony Page

And “Thank You” to YOU, the delegates, without whom, we simply wouldn’t have an event. We hope that you find today useful and we would love to see you at future GreenFleet events.


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LET’S TREND... Welcome to GreenFleet Reading! We’ve been active on our socials in the run up to the event, and now it’s your turn!

Connect with us: Twitter – @GreenFleetNews Instagram – greenfleetevents LinkedIn – GreenFleet Events In the modern world of selfies, tweeting and #hashtags, we would love you to share your experiences throughout the day. We can’t wait to see all your posts! Be sure to use the #hashtags below: #GFReading #ElectricVehicles #EVs #PlugInVehicles #PHEVs #ULEVs #GreenerOptions #AirQuality #CleanAir A huge thank you to our headline sponsors Alphabet, and our partners The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Find them on Twitter: @alphabetint @OLEVgovuk If you’re on Twitter, make sure you share your experience with our other sponsors and exhibitors too: @BMW_UK @MINIUK @uk_ldv @IVECOUK @ToyotaGB @LexusUK @Elmtronics @thelowCVP @eVolt_UK @nextgreencar @engenieUK @ElectricBlueLtd Showcasing clean vehicle technology for Reading


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