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SYNETIQ Sparks the Conversation with Debut Podcast Series ‘Let’s Talk About EV’

SYNETIQ, an IAA company, one of the UK’s leading integrated vehicle recycling companies, proudly announces the debut of its podcast series, “Let’s Talk About EV.” As the first of its kind in the vehicle recycling sector, this podcast marks a significant milestone for SYNETIQ as it continues to lead the way in embracing innovation and shaping the future of vehicle recycling.


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The podcast series features SYNETIQ’s CEO, Tom Rumboll, engaging in dynamic discussions with industry experts across five episodes. Covering a diverse array of topics, from technological advancements to policy implications and sustainability initiatives, each episode offers unparalleled insights into the dynamic world of electric vehicles (EVs). 

Renowned guests such as Dr Christian Marston, Co-Founder and Director of Altilium Clean Technology, Adrian Watson of Thatcham Research, Brian Hodge from LV=, Guy Spence of ElectriX, and Alan Bastey from Zenith join Tom Rumboll to provide invaluable perspectives on the evolving landscape of EVs and their impact on the automotive industry.

The podcast’s first episode is now available for streaming, with subsequent episodes released every Friday. “Let’s Talk About EV” will continue to delve into various aspects of electric vehicles, including their influence on the salvage industry, insurance considerations for the EV era, the shift away from petrol and diesel vehicles and effective fleet management strategies for EVs.

“As the automotive industry transitions to an electrified, and more circular future, it’s imperative to engage in constructive, solutions-focussed conversations across the automotive landscape.” says Tom Rumboll, SYNETIQ CEO. “Through this podcast, we aim to promote dialogue, foster collaboration, and inspire positive action on electric vehicles across the industry.”   

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L-R Dr. Christian Marston, Altilium, Host – Haydn Davies, ATF Professional and Tom Rumboll, SYNETIQ

SYNETIQ’s dedication to sustainability and innovation extends beyond the podcast series. Recently, the company hosted an EV roundtable, bringing together industry leaders to discuss the circular economy for EV batteries. Through collaboration and knowledge-sharing, SYNETIQ is driving progress towards a more sustainable future for the automotive industry.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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