19 - 20 June 2018
Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany

All Streams are across 2 days

In this session we will look at how transportation networks and cities of the future will need to evolve into highly automated, energy-efficient and intelligent superfast transportation networks capable of generating energy and charging vehicles as they travel. As we start to see the demise of the internal combustion engine and increasing adoption of EVs, how will we meet those energy requirements and charging infrastructure? Who will supply that energy and what will happen to traditional fuelling stations?

More than 30 expert speakers from around the world will also discuss how new technology, concepts and changing user behaviours can increase intermodality between transportation operators to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact and carbon intensity of transportation. They will also present what else governments can do to encourage mobility sharing or even zero-emission alternatives such as cycling or walking, as well as new ideas and concepts for last-mile solutions.

This two-day stream is dedicated to discussing how advances in technology, population increase and future emission regulations support economic growth, and understanding how business models will change.

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Conference Programme

Day 1: Tuesday 19 June

Conference Room 3/4 - Level 2 Building Sustainable Transportation Networks for Future Generations


Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd


Pioneering sustainable, ethical and zero-emission travel

Jonny Goldstone
Managing director
Green Tomato Cars
How do technology firms, city planners, automotive manufacturers and on-demand transportation titans partner to deliver clean, green, zero-emission transportation on demand? This presentation shows how each and every one can play their part to accelerate our path to a green and clean future.


Energybility – combined energy and mobility solutions are the key to a sustainable future

Dr Frank Meyer
Senior vice president B2C/B2SME solution management, e-mobility and innovation
Energybility describes the ability to combine clean energy with e-mobility –E.ON [Drive] does exactly this. It provides holistic e-mobility solutions to customers (B2B/B2C/B2M) with 100% renewable energy. Modern consumers want to know where their energy comes from – energy no longer just ‘comes out of the plug', people want the transparency. Additionally, the concept of ownership is changing: young drivers want to use mobility on demand, not own it. The cleaner, the better. Energybility is the key concept to make e-mobility a success and overcoming climate change by fostering it.


BMW Vision E³ Way – An innovative urban mobility concept

Dr Rainer Daude
Project director mobility concepts
The world of individual and sustainability mobility faces enormous challenges in conurbations. As urbanization progresses, more and more people are crowding into cities, so conventional mobility concepts and local public transportation are reaching the limits of their capability. Congestion and high levels of air pollution are the result, which in turn leads to constraints on the quality of life. The BMW Vision E³ Way project shows a visionary mobility concept that is designed not just to specifically address the challenges faced by megacities but to provide a solution that is both simple and effective. It consists of an elevated road concept for electrically powered two-wheel vehicles which links key traffic hubs in urban conurbations. The three E's stand for "elevated", "electric" and "efficient" – the concept's defining properties.

10:40 - 11:20



Sustainable mobility

Dr Jan-Olaf Willums
Electric Mobility Norway


Reducing CO2 emissions in transport

Vicky Boiten-Lee
General manager for fuels marketing
The world needs to reduce CO2, and transport is a critical component of this. In future people will have more transport options than ever before, resulting in a mosaic of energy solutions. Vicky will explore recent mobility trends such as shared ownership, ride hailing, electrification and why its’ important to balance customer demand with early adoption of new energies. A credible solution to assist internal combustion engine drivers to decarbonise will also be explained.


Cologne’s smart mobility approach in the GrowSmarter Lighthouse project

Julia Egenolf
GrowSmarter Project Manager
City of Cologne
Within the EU Horizon 2020 GrowSmarter project, the Lighthouse City of Cologne established mobility stations for approximately 45 vehicles and 35 bikes to help reduce CO2 emissions and the use of privately owned cars. All 10 planned mobility stations are now in place, in various sizes and with various combinations of partners. Cologne implemented mobility stations for conventional and electric vehicles, and conventional and electric bikes, including a parking app to book parking in advance and avoid driving while searching for parking. Mobility stations will therefore provide commuters and residents with a location where they can easily find various kinds of transport, such as trams, trains, buses, taxis, shared (e-)cars and shared (e-)bikes, as well as parking lots with online management of parking spaces.

12:35 - 13:50



Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist


Electrified heavy-duty powertrains

Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist
From national and european projects, various options are being considered for the greening of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. As we approach 2050, the urban and inter-urban transport of freight and people needs to transition towards more sustainable technologies and energy carriers. Furthermore, optimisation of powertrains and infrastructure needs a more holistic systems approach to enable an energy transition. A perspective is drawn on approaches, opportunities and challenges from the portfolio of projects, from the viewpoint of TNO, the Netherlands organisation for applied scientific research.


Sustainability – embracing waste as a future energy stream

Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd
Natural resources are limited. Growing population and increased urbanisation create increasing need for conveniently packaged energy that has low environmental impact. Allied to this there are growing challenges with waste management, air quality and space, leading to pressure on our urban green spaces. This paper aims to explore these challenges in the complex systems of the future, and seeks possible synergistic solutions.


Intelligent technology for renewable mobility

Jens Winkler
Head of sustainable energy systems
Enercon GmbH
With reference to the Paris goal to reduce global warming to 2°C, it is obvious that the energy used in future mobility will have to be generated only by renewable sources . Whether it’s going to be BEV or hydrogen, a scalable, cost-effective and decentralised infrastructure is key for success. Enercon has developed a concept for future charging stations and will introduce the main components and strategies.

15:05 - 15:45



Railway, the backbone of sustainable transport

Carole Escolan Zeno
Head of unit - sustainable development
UIC - International Union of Railways
UIC and its members demonstrate how rail can be part of the solution to climate change. Civil society and decision makers have become aware of rail transport’s role as a key factor in achieving sustainable development and reducing the effects of climate change. UIC builds constructive cooperation between actors worldwide and continues to advocate the benefits of a strong railway system. While the shift to more sustainable transport is important, railway companies also strive to improve their own sustainability performance. UIC offers its members expertise on sustainability issues and works in close cooperation with high-level stakeholders, like the UN framework.


Sustainable logistics: the stony road to green and fair freight transport

Dr Katharina Hibbeln
Program manager sustainability
Schenker AG
Freight transport significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Additionally, transporting goods around the globe leads to complex supply chains that are challenging to govern with regard to the fair and equal treatment of the workers involved. Against this background, designing sustainable logistics operations is a major challenge. However, at the same time it also affords ample opportunities and a significant lever to contribute to sustainable development. The talk highlights these opportunities and challenges from the point of view of a logistics provider.

16:35 - 17:05

Panel Discussion

How can we meet the energy requirements for mass adoption of EV’s? What are the challenges and how can we overcome them?


Dr Steven Wilkins
Senior research scientist


Dr Niklas Schirmer
Director energy and automotive
Ubitricity Gesellschaft für Verteilte Energiesysteme GmbH
Stephan Herbst
General Manager Business Strategy
Toyota Motor Europe
Gareth Milton
Chief engineer
Ricardo UK Ltd
Please Note: This conference programme may be subject to change