EP25 Beyond Journeys: Fiona Howarth, CEO, Octopus Electric Vehicles: How to balance the energy grid and get paid to charge your EV
This is a conversation with Fiona Howarth
🎙️ Fiona studied Engineering, Economics and Management at Oxford University. In her career she has held many varied roles including working at BMW on a hydrogen fuel cell that could provide auxiliary power in a combustion engine car, consulting for a FTSE 100 energy company, and a secondment to the Department of Energy & Climate Change. She was part of the team at British start-up Alert Me, which launched connected home products – which then became part of Hive, the smart metre provided by British Gas. Most recently Fiona is the current CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles, where she is championing the transition to electric vehicles.
🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, Fiona talks about:
💡 1.) What triggered her interest in sustainable mobility
💡 2.) Her background working with hydrogen fuel cells and what has held hydrogen power back over the last two decades
💡 3.) What the impact of 10 million EVs will be on the current energy grid and how we can charge them by distributing energy in a smarter way, rather than adding more production
💡 4.) How we can reuse, repurpose and recycle lithium-ion batteries
💡 5.) The work Octopus is doing to bring the cost of EVs down and the story of how a customer got paid to charge his vehicle
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.
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