What is the real cost of the EV revolution?

7pm, Monday 2nd March 2020

Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street

Speaker: Christian Calvillo

With the increasing need of tackling climate change, the electric vehicles (EV) seem to be a straightforward solution to decarbonise transport, but what will be the cost of this EV revolution? In this talk, we will discuss the ‘pros and cons’ of the EV technology, and will try to find answers to some of the big questions around the costs of a large-scale EV penetration: should the government subsidise EVs to foster its adoption? Who (and how) should pay for the required infrastructure? How is this likely to affect electricity prices? What would be the impact on the economy?

Dr. Christian Calvillo is a Research Associate at the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde and ClimateXChange Fellow. He did his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electronic systems engineering and his PhD in Energy Management in Smart Cities. His research interest include energy system modelling, smart energy systems, electric vehicles and energy efficiency.