UK tech on show at EVS35

Some of the UK’s most innovative companies in electric and zero emission vehicle technology are attending one of the world’s largest EV events, the Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS35) in Oslo.

The trade mission, with a dedicated UK Pavilion organised by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in collaboration with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is set to boost trade and investment into the UK automotive sector.

SMMT and APC are joined at EVS35 by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Innovate UK.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said, “We are at a pivotal moment on the road to zero emissions. Countries are competing for investment to drive production of the next generation of clean transport solutions and the UK must be in the vanguard. The UK has advantages over its rivals as a place to do business, with a highly productive workforce, some of the best R&D minds and universities globally and close collaboration between its automotive sector and government, not to mention strong consumer and business demand for the latest vehicles. EVS35 provides the perfect platform to demonstrate these capabilities to the world and strengthening our global trade and investment links will only bring mutual success.”

Philippa Oldham, director of stakeholder engagement at Advanced Propulsion Centre, said: “We’re pleased to be working with SMMT to showcase why Britain is a world leader in automotive technology and an ideal place to invest.

“Electrification is shaping the future of automotive, and as one of the most important segments of the UK’s low-carbon economy it is vital that the sector continues to build global alliances to secure its future in the years to come. The UK has a valuable role to play in the continued evolution of automotive and clean technologies from British businesses will be critical amid the push to net zero.”