Motoring broadcaster and transport campaigner Quentin Willson will be carrying out a series of interviews with pioneers in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space on behalf of Transport + Energy.
Quentin sits on the editorial advisory board of Transport + Energy and writes an exclusive monthly column.
In this new series entitled ‘Quentin’s Questions’ the electric vehicle campaigner will speak to various leading players about the progress being made in the transition to clean transport and energy.
The series is being delivered in conjunction with Britishvolt – a company which is working to deliver a Gigaplant that will eventually produce enough low carbon, sustainable battery cells for over 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs per year.
Interviews will be shared across several channels including Transport + Energy, Britishvolt and via Quentin’s own.
Transport + Energy Editorial Director Alec Peachey said: “The idea of this new series is to help further highlight the great work taking place across both sectors as the journey towards zero-emission transport continues to gather pace.
“For more than a decade Quentin has been a huge advocate for electric vehicles and his background of campaigning speaks for itself. As such he is a trusted and respected journalist who has a deep passion for EVs. Having Quentin’s questions answered by a myriad of talented people who are working across both transport and energy will really help to showcase the companies, technology and individuals who are working hard to deliver change. This new series will provide important market education at a time when dispelling myths and untruths about EVs has never been more important.”
Quentin has been driving and campaigning for electric cars for over a decade. He was one of the first journalists to drive GM’s $1bn EV1 in 1996 for BBC Top Gear, has personally owned a Nissan Leaf, Citroen C-Zero, Vauxhall Ampera, Renault Zoe, Mitsubishi iMiev, Tesla Model 3 – and even a vintage 70s Enfield Electric – driven 70,000 miles in battery-only electric cars and campaigned with Boris Johnson for greater EV adoption.
While Jeremy Clarkson was pointing and laughing at electric cars, Quentin was experimenting with this new technology by driving and charging his own EVs every day. He’s given evidence on transport electrification to government Select Committees, House of Lords round tables and lobbied transport ministers and MPs for greater EV incentives and infrastructure. No journalist has deeper EV heritage or more passion for the subject than Quentin.
Speaking about spearheading this new interview series, Quentin said: “Interviewing renowned experts in the EV and energy sectors is an important way to counter the blizzard of anti-EV misinformation and nonsense out there. The UK has some of the world’s most respected voices in batteries, renewables, charging and EV design. It’s time we heard from them.”
Ben Kilbey, Chief Communications Officer at Britishvolt, said: “Britishvolt is proud to be supporting Quentin’s Questions, a series of interviews with world-respected professionals in the electric-vehicle, renewable energy and battery sectors. These likeminded mavericks share a common goal of empowering a low carbon, clean air future for all. The series of educational videos will help empower consumers to make the right and responsible decisions on their own individual roadmaps to net-zero; be it helping make informed choices around EV adoption to why batteries are so integral to a successful energy transition. Welcome to the future.”
If you or someone you know might be interested in being the focus of a future ‘Quentin’s Questions’ interview please get in touch with Alec Peachey at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ben Kilbey at email@example.com