The shift to electric cars and vans is starting to gather pace, but what about heavier vehicles? And how can classic cars continue to be enjoyed with a low carbon powertrain? Two industry speakers share their insight into delivering low carbon industrial and classic vehicles.
The Sustainability Forum is a series of free events aimed at helping businesses draw upon good practice from industry experts and local businesses to help promote sustainable business practices, particularly focusing on resource efficiency.
Tuesday 9 November 2021 09.30 – 11.30am
Faun Zoeller UK HQ Conference Centre, Colemeadow Road, Redditch, B98 9P
- 9.30-9.50am: Guest arrival and networking. Coffee, pastries and cakes.
- 9.50-10.00am: Welcome and Chamber update from Robert Elliot, Director of Business Engagement and Development, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
- 10.00-10.15am: Simon Helmer, Energy & Resource Efficiency Advisor, Business Energy Efficiency Programme and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
- 10.15-10.45am: Simon Hyde, Managing Director – FAUN Zoeller Ltd (FZUK) – Simon Hyde will explore how to ‘hit the reset button’ when it comes to the environment, local transport, the waste strategy and the funding constraints for the public sector and how hydrogen and battery powered fleets can make a big difference to tackling climate change and improving local air quality. Gone are the days of ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to refuse collection; for FZUK success revolves around The Rotopress, a waste collection vehicle that, thanks to its unique rotating drum principle makes it the most economical refuse vehicle on the market. FZUK, based in Redditch, is interested in developing long term strategic partnerships with Local Authorities that share their ambition to reach net zero in line with the Government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution. FZUK are municipal vehicle and refuse collection system specialists, supplying, manufacturing and servicing a wide range vehicles and systems including refuse collection bodies, lifting devices and road sweepers to both the public and private sectors.
- 10.45-11.15am: David Lorenz, Founder of Lunaz – Lunaz converts vehicles to zero emissions powertrains, ranging from classic cars to heavy goods & industrial vehicles. David will talk about the process of converting classic cars operate with low carbon technologies. The powertrain is designed and engineered entirely in-house using the best components. The Lunaz team is drawn from the leading names in automotive engineering. Making classic cars a usable proposition for daily driving. Range is comparable to leading contemporary EVs, depending on which car and powertrain configuration you choose. The latest technologies are integrated with no compromise to classic design aesthetics. Every electric classic car by Lunaz benefits from power-steering, uprated brakes and suspension, air conditioning and latest infotainment technology including Apple Car Play. The process starts with an exhaustive restoration, down to the bare metal. Traditional coachbuilding and restoration skills are married to cutting edge manufacturing techniques to create cars that combine classic aesthetics with the usability and reliability of their modern equivalent.
- 11.15-11.30am: Q&A panel session to discuss the wide-ranging topic of sustainability, discussions around COP26 and ways in which we can all share best practice.
- 11.30am: End of sessions, networking and depart.