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Electrification of Vehicles Set to Aid Carbon 2050 Goal

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Cenex has revealed the full seminar line-up for its Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM 2021 events in September. Covering vital topics in Low Carbon Vehicles and Connected Automated Mobility, the two events will take place at UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire on 22-23 September but will also include a full five-day online programme spanning 20-24 September.

Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director for Faraday Battery Challenge at Innovate UK chats to Business News Wales about said event and how the electrification of cars will aid the Carbon 2050 goal.

Regarding the event, Jacqui said:

“[The event] will look at all the technologies you need to propel vehicles from batteries to all the computer systems etc. for the EV transition.”

Jacqui furthers by saying that “at the moment, if you analyze the difference between electric vehicles and internal combustion engine, the former has a much lower carbon footprint when compared with the latter.” She states that “almost irrespective of size of vehicle, there  about a third of the impact on environment when charged on the UK electricity grid.”

As Deputy Director of the £330m million Faraday Battery Challenge Jacqui helps lead government investment to develop batteries that are cost-effective, high-quality, durable, safe, low-weight and recyclable.

Her background in the Welsh steel industry, environmental regulation and advanced materials innovation provides industrial relevance in her role as a Visiting Professor (Royal Academy of Engineering) at the University of Leicester, where she enhances the engineering programme.

A keen STEM ambassador, Jacqui takes an active leadership approach on diversity and inclusion throughout her work. Named as one of Autocar’s Top 100 Women in Automotive based on Seniority and Influence in 2020.

“The actual landscape at the moment for manufacturing batteries is phenomenal! There’s lots of amazing things going on,” Jacqui says.

We can’t wait to see future developments!