View on demand: electrifying transport panel discussion

In a special online panel discussion held on Thursday 15th October in association with engineering consultancy Ricardo, we heard from leading industry experts about the latest developments in transport electrification and the importance of cross sector collaboration

With transportation accounting for more than a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, innovations in electrification across all areas of the sector will be key to enabling the UK to achieve its 2050 net zero ambitions.


Held to coincide with The Engineer’s “Sustainable Mobility” week – a week long programme of content focused low carbon transportation - this special panel discussion brought together leading engineers from organisations including Ricardo, Rolls-Royce Plc, The Advanced Propulsion Centre and UKRI to discuss UK progress in electrification.

This free to attend session - which was run in partnership with the engineering consultancy Ricardo - explored the latest trends and technologies that are driving electrification across different sectors, examined the obstacles to electrification and considered the ways in which cross-sector collaboration can help overcome some of these challenges.



  • Philippa Oldham – Stakeholder Engagement Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APCUK)
  • Riona Armesmith – Chief Project Engineer, Hybrid Electric Propulsion, Rolls-Royce Plc
  • Dr Will Drury - Challenge Director for Driving the Electric Revolution
  • Adrian Greaney - Director Technology and Digital, Ricardo
  • Colin Morgan - Chief Engineer for Advanced Services, QinetiQ
  • Jon Excell – Editor, The Engineer