The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has added van electrification expert Paul Kirby to the speaker line-up for its first-ever annual conference.

Kirby, who runs EV Essentials, will discuss his ideas and experiences and moderate a discussion on ‘The Trouble with Vans’ covering the issues faced by electrifying van fleets. Other panel members will include Colin Hutt of Clarion Housing, Matt Hammond of Altrad, Stuart Murphy of Royal Mail, and Steve Openshaw of Eric Wright.

AFP chair Paul Hollick said: “Van electrification is among the topics at the top of the fleet agenda at the moment with many businesses tackling a range of practical issues from charging to payload, and we are very pleased to be able to include Paul and the other panel speakers as part of our line-up. 

“We are sure that they will have some very interesting observations that delegates will be able to take away and apply to their own situations.”

The AFP conference, open to members only, takes place at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, on 18 May.