Further speakers confirmed for VRA’s 2024 Seminar including EV battery project leader

Further speakers have been confirmed for the Vehicle Remarketing Assocation’s (VRA’s) 2024 Seminar, including the leader of a key project looking at electric vehicle (EV) battery life.

Louis Piper, professor of battery innovation at the Faraday Institute, will be presenting on his organisation’s latest research into EV battery degradation. The facility is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation.

Other speakers now named include Brian Steinhauser, CEO at PAVE and Shane Ennis, co-founder and chief product officer at Sweep, who will jointly look at the potential role of artificial intelligence in used vehicle appraisal.

Steve Bridge, managing director at eStar, will examine the emerging picture for used electric vans, while Graeme Potts, CEO, Eden Motor Group will speak on the future for franchised dealers.

Finally, Matt Freeman, consulting specialist at cap hpi will present his organisation’s latest research on EV volumes entering the used market, and Nick Chadaway managing director at DMN Logistics will explain the importance of delivering EVs fully charged.

The overall theme of the seminar is“2024: The Year Ahead in Remarketing” and it will take place on Tuesday 21st November at The Slate, Warwick University, examining a wide range of current and new issues affecting the sector.

Speakers already named include Graeme Chaplin, the Bank of England’s agent for the West Midlands, who will present on the UK’s economic outlook for next year, while Abdul Chowdhury, head of vehicle policy at Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, looking at the latest developments in the EV regulatory framework.

Philip Nothard, chair at the VRA, said: “This is, we believe, perhaps the best speaker line-up of any motor industry event being held this year, with a mix of well-known, high-profile individuals from within remarketing and some names that will be new to most people in the sector but promise to give very interesting presentations.

“The format of the Seminar is that each will deliver short but highly informative sessions, and we believe that delegates will receive a very comprehensive and useful briefing on what they can expect from the used car and van sector in 2024.”

The VRA Seminar is open not only to the organisation’s members but also to other motor industry professionals who want to find out more about what is happening in the remarketing sector, with a small charge of £99 for non-members.”

More details on the VRA Seminar and ticketing can be found at https://bit.ly/VRA211123.

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