Automotive Cleantech: 'Dieselgate and Beyond' - Morning Event 17 March

This event, in the Cleantech Investor Automotive Cleantech series, will review the implications of "Dieselgate" for the future of the automotive industry. Dieselgate began last year with the revelations that Volkswagen had deliberately attempted to cheat emissions tests on diesel vehicles. Other major automotive manufacturing companies, including Renault and Daimler, have subsequently been implicated, to varying degrees, in the scandal - which has impacted the industry through Europe and North America.

The morning will be divided into two sessions. During the first half, a panel of experts will set the scene and will discuss the implications of dieselgate for the automotive industry. 

With air quality in cities increasingly becoming an issue, forecasts for the importance of diesel in the fuel mix are being revised downwards. But is diesel dead? And who will be the winners? In particular, what are the investment opportunities emerging out of the scandal (for example, emissions mitigation solutions or alternatives to diesel such as gas, battery electric and hydrogen vehicles)?

Expert speakers will include:

Karl Markus Doerr - Managing Director, Ricardo Strategic Consulting
Jane Thomas - Global Sales Manager, Emissions Analytics
Kerry-Anne Adamson - Founder, 4thEnergyWave

The second session will involve investment presentations by companies in the sector which are seeking funding. The specific business propositions of the companies presenting will not necessarily relate to diesel emissions mitigation, but the common denominator will be that all are working towards cleaner automotive industry solutions than legacy diesel vehicles. Companies presenting will include: 

Tevva Motors (innovative electric van company)

Check back for the full list of companies pitching ahead of the event!



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