Renewable trade body appoints new EV chief

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has appointed its new head of electric vehicles (EVs). Matthew Trevaskis’ new role will be to champion the use of ultra-low emission vehicles such as […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has appointed its new head of electric vehicles (EVs).

Matthew Trevaskis’ new role will be to champion the use of ultra-low emission vehicles such as plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles in the UK.

He will be growing the REA’s EV offering, focusing on the integration of EVs into the electricity grid, infrastructure, government energy, transport and planning policies as well as the potential for EVs to act as a form of distributed storage.

The REA anticipates increased government focus on the decarbonisation of the transport sector as it is said to be the largest source of CO2 emissions in the UK.

Mr Trevaskis said: “I’m very excited to be joining the REA at this time in the development of renewables and the challenges faced by the motor industry. I see great opportunities in the convergence of renewable generation, on all scales, with the move towards greater numbers of plug-in vehicles, especially the longer range yet affordable EVs now coming to market.”

He founded Ecodrive in 2005, which was initially an EV fleet trialling company and now an independent transport consultancy.