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Expert knowledge shared at FD Forum

The Rolton Group team shares their expertise regarding the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the built environment and key considerations for the future of development projects at the exclusive Motor FD Forum event.

Director, Graham Waring and Senior Renewables Engineer, Ewan Cross were delighted to speak at MacIntyre Hudson’s seventh Motor Finance Director (FD) Forum, sharing our understanding of electric vehicles combined with knowledge of the built environment to identify the challenges and opportunities.

The event, which brought together around 30 Financial Directors and other executives from across the UK automotive retail industry, considers the challenges the sector is currently facing, exploring hot-topics and encouraging discussions to provide solutions, share insights and discuss best practice within the industry.

Rolton Group’s extensive knowledge of the automotive retail sector and forward-thinking thought leadership regarding the impact of EVs on the built environment allowed Graham and Ewan to successfully deliver a leading-edge presentation, encouraging discussion and highlighting key considerations to help futureproof development plans with EV and energy requirements in mind.

Graham Waring, Director of Rolton Group said: “It was a well-attended event with a great range of guest speakers sharing a wide variety of valuable, practical information.”

Within Graham and Ewan’s presentation at the Motor FD Forum, they provided an overview of the EV landscape and highlighted the main drivers for the rising uptake of EVs, whilst also discussing upcoming policies that will come into play. They shared their thoughts on the challenges the sector will face with the increasing popularity of EVs and how these can be seen as opportunities and not just hurdles to overcome.

Whilst speaking about the technical side of EV charging, Graham and Ewan gave examples highlighting the scale of how energy consumption will change to cater for charging and illustrated the impacts different businesses (varying in size) will experience. Additionally, they highlighted the impact EVs will have on the already strained UK grid and power supply as a whole, as well as energy storage, efficiency and management options.

Steve Freeman, National Head of Motor and Partner at MacIntyre Hudson added: “The presentation from Rolton Group was first class and provided some excellent insights into the built environment and potential impact of the projected increased numbers of hybrid and electric cars due to hit UK roads. Feedback from the attendees was excellent and reflected the quality of the presentation and thought provoking and technical content provided by Rolton Group. We will certainly look to them for future updates in this area.”
“EVs are a hot topic within the industry and are not something that should be ignored by any business - especially those within the built environment” Graham continued. “We are delighted to have been invited by MacIntyre Hudson to speak at such an informative and insightful event, and to be able to share our knowledge and also listen to other experts’ point of view within the industry.” Graham Waring, Director of Rolton Group.

For more information about the challenges EVs are creating and the commercial opportunities they present, download a copy of our latest strategic paper: Electric Vehicles: The challenges and commercial opportunities by clicking here.