EP10 Beyond Journeys: Paul Kirby, Head of LCV and EV Strategy at Vanarama: Transforming fleets to EV
💬 “Teaching driver behaviour is going to be really important in the transition period to Electric vehicles. If we continue to use EVs in the same way we used diesel vehicles, foot to the floor and driving far too quickly, then we’re going to get really poor use from the battery.” @Paul Kirby
This is a conversation with Paul Kirby
🎙️ Paul is Head of Light Commercial Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Strategy at Vanarama. He has nearly 30 years of automotive industry experience specialising in the Light commercial vehicle sector and championing the transition to an electric future. Previous to Vanarama, Paul was at LeasePlan UK heading up the commercial vehicle team and was responsible for developing the Business-Critical Fleet proposition. His other roles have included contract hire and leasing manager at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK and fleet and delivery manager for Wickes.
🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Paul talks about:
💡 1.) why switching fleets of vans to electric power is vital
💡 2.) the buying process for an EV van – myths, misunderstandings and misuse
💡 3.) how mobility startups could change the landscape for electric vans
💡 4.) how inequality is emerging in vehicle recharge costs
💡 5.) what our kids will think about petrol engines
This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.
Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series