RICS and Arcadis have partnered to deliver a luncheon to discuss the future of Electric Vehicles (EV) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) in Hong Kong.
The emerging connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and electric vehicle (EV) revolution opens a new frontier of disruption in transportation and urban living. For our cities, this presents a huge opportunity to radically transform mobility, providing the opportunity is harnessed in the right way to best meet the needs of that city.
Hong Kong's core mobility objectives need to accelerate the advocacy for CAV adoption. It needs to support a land-scarce city by developing CAV routes that complement the current metro system, with a focus on ‘first and last mile’ connection around metro stations.
RICS and Arcadis have partnered to deliver a luncheon to discuss the future of EVs and CAVs in Hong Kong. The event will include insight from Scania’s Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Alex Mastrovito, who will discuss the future of mobility from a commercial vehicle perspective.
Mr John Batten III, Global Cities Director, Arcadis
As the Global Cities Director for Arcadis, John leads a global team dedicated to delivering outcomes that improve quality of life, safely and sustainably.
John is a globally recognised thought leader in urban sustainability and water and has more than three decades of experience in the field. He now leads a portfolio of eighteen global cities for Arcadis. Prior to his current positions, he was the Executive Vice President and the Director of Strategic Client Development for Arcadis North America; and Global Water Director. John has a wealth of experience which includes management of drinking water, wastewater utilities, water for industry, water quality and public health, marketing, communications and customer and public relations.
John holds a BS degree in Environmental Sciences from The American University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from New York Medical College.
Mr Alex Masrtrovito, Head of Sustainable Transport Solutions, Scania Asia and Oceania
Alexander Mastrovito is the project leader for Scania’s deployment of autonomous trucks in Singapore and the architect of Scania’s Hong Kong Fleet Management Centre. The Centre is dedicated to promoting efficient and sustainable heavy-duty road transport of goods and people. Alexander is also responsible for promoting sustainable transport solutions including working on bio-fuel projects ranging from ethanol and bio-diesel to biogas produced from local waste. He is also heading up Scania’s regional work in Asia paving the way for electromobility, autonomous vehicles, ITS and mobility as a service.
Prior to joining Scania he was based in Beijing and has now spent 12 years in the Greater China region working in the automotive industry. Alexander currently holds positions within several environmental policy-making bodies in Hong Kong.