On Tuesday 9th November, Switch Mobility showcased their Metrocity EV at the two day MOVE 2021 event. CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Andy Palmer, was also invited to give a keynote speech. During his session 'The carbon zero heroes: how sustainable mobility is being reimagined', Dr. Palmer explained the difference between electric vehicles and net carbon zero vehicles, and the importance of tackling emissions at every stage of the manufacturing process.
“I think my key point is that EV is not necessarily net carbon zero, and there’s a lot of confusion around it. That’s really the goal of the industry over the next ten years or so, it’s got to get the carbon out of the manufacturing. It can be done – Switch is doing it today, as a bus manufacturer and a van manufacturer it's net zero carbon.”
“As an automotive industry, our track record means that we are the ones pioneering that move. Let’s put in place a blueprint and a framework for how we can get there.”
What is MOVE?
MOVE is a global conference and exhibition event held on an annual basis. The exhibition’s focus is the future of mobility, with a focus on technology and sustainability. It brings together over 400 speakers from across the mobility spectrum with talks and presentations being held on 18 different stages throughout the event. This year’s event is being held in London at the ExCeL exhibition centre.
Check out the highlights from day one in the video below. For more information, click here to visit the MOVE website.