Peter Stevens

Peter has almost 30 years’ experience providing leadership and strategic direction for the design, development and end to end delivery of complex, innovative programmes, digital and cleantech products for the public and private sector.

Peter managed the complex NN2NZ programme for Electric Places reviewing over 8000 projects and initiatives to identify the optimal combination and strategy for taking a region to net zero, ratifying the work with Cranfield and other subject matter experts.  The Programme included managing 17 different feasibility studies and research projects before recommending the roadmap for the region along with a framework for new initiatives.

Peter has been developing and consulting on electric vehicles since 2005, starting with developing his own prototype ‘last mile delivery’ electric van (Zevan®) and 5 seater electric city car (Zecar®), and manufacturing six pre-production electric test vehicles. Peter led the strategic planning for electrifying Oxford Council’s fleet,  analysing a year’s usage data of the council’s fleet of 400 vehicles, and for recommending where to locate charge-points across the city.  He was the EV expert advisor to Oxford’s Citizens’ Assembly, and advised on the city and county’s many EV related projects, including the new Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).  His electrification strategy is being trialled in the city’s new Zero Emission Zone & through the ESO battery fleet migration study.  Peter recently returned to ESO to manage the build programme for the largest EV mobility hub in Europe, an Innovate UK demonstrator project, with 42 fast, rapid and ultra-rapid charger-points, powered by renewable energy through a new private wire to a 50mw new lithium/vanadium redux flow battery, that also performs balancing services for the National Grid, enabling maximum efficiency.  Peter coordinated the programme across the consortium, including Tesla, Fastned, Gamma, ACS and EDF Pivot Power through to the hub’s successful launch. Peter has since developed the EV strategy for North Northamptonshire and works on EV related projects across the OxCam Arc.

Before EVs, Peter builts 15 years IT and financial innovation, digital transformation, and new product development agile and waterfall project management experience running large programmes, teams and departments to director level for a range of major banks, building and friendly societies. So Peter now also provides innovation and project management expertise to a range of programmes, testing new technologies and helping to develop customer-focused IT solutions, integrated applications and front-end user interfaces.