10 November 2023
As the global shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) continues, questions persist regarding the capacity of power grids to accommodate the rising energy demands. In this session, Lawrence Keyler, Lead of the Global Automotive sector and Partner at RSM US, engages in a discussion with Steve Horaney, Senior Vice President at MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers, who represents the vehicle supplier industry in the United States. Jim Ward, Partner at RSM US, moderates an enlightening panel conversation featuring Sheena McGuiness, Head of Renewable Energy, and Richard Bartlett-Rawlings, Partner at RSM UK, along with special guest Tessie Hartjes, Investor Relations representative at Lightyear, pioneers of the inaugural long-range solar electric vehicle.
The panel delves into critical disruptions and obstacles associated with EVs, particularly their influence on power grids. This includes considerations of grid steadiness and dependability in various jurisdictions, as well as the expansion of sustainable energy sources.