The future of zero-emission transport

Watch this webinar, in partnership with BRUGG eConnect AG, to learn more about the challenges, the benefits and the future of zero-emission within transportation.

The future of zero-emission transport

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) highlighted to the world, electric vehicles (EVs) are going to play a key role in the decarbonisation of transport. Whether or not this will be the silver bullet for the sector becoming zero-emission remains to be seen, with too many uncertainties surrounding the affordability of the vehicles and the lack of current access to EV charging infrastructures. 

Watch this webinar, in partnership with BRUGG eConnect AG, to learn more about the challenges, the benefits and the future of zero-emission within transportation, with a particular focus on what needs to be done by governments, cities and the industry in order to ensure the successful adoption of EVs.

This webinar covered:

  • How will Oslo provide zero-emission transportation by 2025?
  • How will government planners be able to introduce the infrastructure needed to transition to e-mobility, especially with the implementation of EV chargers?
  • How EV charging has evolved and what this means for users  
  • To discuss the needs of the passenger and how to overcome existing obstacles
  • The importance of cities, government, infrastructure providers and users working collaboratively.


Patrick Kern, CEO at BRUGG eConnect

Patrick KernPatrick is the CEO of BRUGG eConnect, with over 25 years’ experience in the cable industry. In 2018, as the then Head of the Industrial Cable Systems business segment, he already saw the potential of e-mobility and became strongly involved in the development of charging system solutions. In November 2019, he took over the management of the start-up BRUGG eConnect, which is an extension off BRUGG Cables AG.

In this brief time, BRUGG eConnect has become the technology leader in DC fast charging systems. Together with his team, he wants to contribute through innovation to the faster adaptation of electric mobility among the general population, faster charging, and a better charging infrastructure.

Patrick is the BRUGG Group’s prime example of internal development. He started in the company with a commercial apprenticeship and is now CEO of a division that achieved 60% more turnover last year than in the previous year.

Tomi Ristimäki, Chief Executive Officer at Kempower

Tomi RISTIMÄKITomi is the CEO of Kempower, with over 20 years’ experience in electrification and more than 10 years’ involvement in the e-mobility sector. He has worked in cleantech throughout his career, specifically focusing on electrification and unlocking energy savings for all stakeholders. Tomi is passionate about making the world cleaner and more sustainable by enabling the electrification transition.

Tomi joined Kempower in 2019 and leads the company as it establishes itself as the market-leading provider of DC fast charging devices and services for electric cars, off-highway machines, marine vessels and commercial vehicles. Before joining Kempower, he spent nearly a decade at Danfoss Editron, with primary responsibility for business development in the company’s vehicle electrification business unit. Tomi also counts cleantech industry heavyweights in Vacon and Honeywell as previous employers.

He holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management from Finland’s Tampere University of Technology. Tomi is quadrilingual, speaking Finnish, English, German and Swedish, while his electric vehicle manufacturer of choice is Tesla.

“As a kid, I was a huge fan of superheroes saving the world. While comics are fantasy, the spark of saving the world has remained in me throughout adulthood. Now, I’m in a position where I can switch from fantasy to real life and play my part in saving the world. I’m leading a company with a vision to revolutionize EV charging, allowing EVs to become the norm.”

Sture Portvik, Manager – Electro Mobility at the Agency for Urban Environment at the City of Oslo

Sture PortvikIn the Agency for Urban Environment, Sture Portvik has been responsible for the planning and rollout of new charging infrastructure – including both normal AC chargers and rapid DC chargers, new mobility houses and charging garages, as well as tailor-made charging solutions for electric trucks and freight vehicles, electric taxis and electric craft and service vans. He has also been the project leader for various EU-projects, such as: EVUE; FREVUE; SEEV4 City; Green Charge. All of this is in addition to innovative projects like the Fortress charging garage, Vulkan Green Mobility House, the world’s first project for Wireless Fast Charging of taxis and Oslo City hub, Norway’s first consolidation centre for electric heavy trucks.


Sara Teige Kalsås, Mobility Advisor, Agency for Urban Environment at the City of Oslo

Sara Teige Kalsås Since starting in the Agency for Urban Environment, the City of Oslo, in August 2021, Sara Teige Kalsås’ main tasks have been related to the planning processes of public chargers in Oslo, both AC and DC charging. In addition to this, she is involved in the project to build chargers reserved for taxis, freight vehicles and large trucks. This work involves finding appropriate locations, speaking to possible external partners, participating in public procurement processes and advising on strategic choices for the charging infrastructure system. Additionally, Sara is currently the project leader for an evaluation for the parking situation in Oslo’s car-free city zone. The department also has the strategic responsibility for parking in the city, and Sara is participating in advising on themes such as the city’s car-sharing scheme.



Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 18 May 2022 at 07:00 CDT/ 13:00 BST/ 14:00 CEST.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?
Leah Hockley, Editor, Intelligent Transport.

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort. 

More Information

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