12 episodes

Electric Insights is Pod Point’s new video series where we chat with key industry figures to explore all things EV, electrification, sustainability and renewables.

We've had some incredible stories so far, including Graeme Cooper and how National Grid islanded their staff for 12 weeks over lockdown 1 so the UK could keep the lights on, and we heard from DPD’s head of CSR about the company’s ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.

Actor, comedian and writer, Robert Llewellyn - from Fully Charged also joins our CEO and Founder, Erik Fairbairn, for a chinwag.

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Electric Insights is Pod Point’s new video series where we chat with key industry figures to explore all things EV, electrification, sustainability and renewables.

We've had some incredible stories so far, including Graeme Cooper and how National Grid islanded their staff for 12 weeks over lockdown 1 so the UK could keep the lights on, and we heard from DPD’s head of CSR about the company’s ambition to become the UK’s most sustainable delivery company.

Actor, comedian and writer, Robert Llewellyn - from Fully Charged also joins our CEO and Founder, Erik Fairbairn, for a chinwag.

    EVs + the GENDER GAP in the UK CAR industry | Electric Insights

    EVs + the GENDER GAP in the UK CAR industry | Electric Insights

    We chat with award-winning journalist and Editorial Director at AutoTrader, Erin Baker, to get her two cents on the ever-evolving automotive industry.

    Erin has sought to bring the automotive conversation into the 21st century, to broaden and diversify its audience, to narrow the gender gap and to take the conversation to the places where we know automotive is heading – beyond powertrains and V12 engines to sustainability, connectivity, self-drive and beyond.

    See more interviews from our ‘Electric Insights’ series, where we interview key industry players about electrification, sustainability and renewables.

    Guests include, Robert Llewellyn - Fully Charged, Imogen Pierce - Fully Charged / ex-Arrival, Graeme Cooper - National Grid, Natasha Robinson - Head of OZEV, Emma Pinchbeck – CEO of Energy UK, The Met Office, DPD, Volkswagen Financial Services.

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    • 30 min
    Emma Pinchbeck is not a 50 year old man - Part 2

    Emma Pinchbeck is not a 50 year old man - Part 2

    Emma has been CEO of Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry in the UK with 100 members (including lil’ ol’ Pod Point), since September 2020. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief Executive of Renewable UK and Head of Climate Change and Energy for the World Wildlife Foundation.



    Highlights of Part 2 include:  

    - Diversity matters and passive measures aren’t getting it done fast enough 

    - The role of diversity allies and senior leaders in the energy sector

    - Emma stuns us by revealing she is not a 50 year old man



    Previous guests: 

    - Robert Llewellyn - Fully Charged Show (Watch on YouTube)

    - Andy Palmer - Ex Aston Martin CEO  

    - OZEV (Previously OLEV)  



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    • 21 min
    Emma Pinchbeck, CEO of Energy UK on Electric Insights

    Emma Pinchbeck, CEO of Energy UK on Electric Insights

    In this Electric Insights episode we talk to Emma about the current energy crisis, the pandemic giving rise to more flexible working practices, sustainable tech and realising the value flexibility, and getting proactive in the pursuit of diversity and modern leadership. All great stuff, and somewhere in there Emma also committed to making her first car an EV!

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    Who's Emma Pinchbeck?

    Emma has been CEO of Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry in the UK with 100 members (including lil’ ol’ Pod Point), since September 2020. She previously served as Deputy Chief Executive of Renewable UK and Head of Climate Change and Energy for the World Wildlife Foundation.

    Emma is a passionate advocate for greater diversity and inclusion within the energy sector and has won acclaim for seamlessly balancing her high-pressured leadership role with raising her young child.

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    Highlights of this episode include:

    - Reforms to help electrons fix the energy crisis

    - Pandemic or not - undertakers can’t work from home

    - How energy is undergoing an exciting transition, awaiting the “Brunel of electrons”

    - Heat is BORING, but she’s still pumped for heat pumps

    • 23 min
    Andy Palmer former CEO of Aston Martin and COO of Nissan on EVs

    Andy Palmer former CEO of Aston Martin and COO of Nissan on EVs

    In this Electric Insights episode we talk to Andy about his career, his role in the electrification journey and his views on the majority role of the EV in a suite of zero emission technologies. Turns out he's not a big hybrid fan...

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    Andy has over 40 years experience in the automotive industry. He’s been the COO of Nissan and President and Group CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda.

    Now Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of SWITCH Mobility Ltd.; Founder & CEO Palmer Automotive Ltd.; Vice Chair Inobat j.s.a.; Chairman HiLo Ltd.; Senior Advisor Falcon Group ; Founder The Palmer Foundation; Honorary Group Captain RAF; and commentator on all things automotive.

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    • 34 min
    Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS): the tipping point for fleet electrification

    Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS): the tipping point for fleet electrification

    Could coronavirus deliver a tipping point for fleet electrification?  

    James McKemey (Head of Insights, Pod Point) explores the following themes with Mike Coulton (Fleet Product and Policy Manager, Volkswagen Financial Services):  

    - The biggest challenges the fleet sector faces today as a result of Covid-19 

    - How will fleets operate post coronavirus 

    - To what extent will the coronavirus impact on companies’ electrification and mobility strategies 

    - Demand for EVs seen at VWFS since the onset of the virus

    • 25 min
    Graeme Cooper, National Grid | Part 2: Why hybrids are bad

    Graeme Cooper, National Grid | Part 2: Why hybrids are bad

    The National Grid Electric Insights with Graeme Cooper explores the rise of EVs and National Grid’s role in driving the transition to electric. 

    Key points from the talk include:

    Part 2: 

    - Project Rapid and why it's critical to the success of the market 

    - Why it's important to incentivise BEV over EV and the role of the PHEV 

    - Decarbonisation policy matters: 1) the Treasury's upcoming national infrastructure plan, 2) DfT's 1st Decarbonisation of transport plan for the UK 3) CCC's 6th Carbon budget and implications of

    • 19 min

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