Currently there are over 1.2 Billion vehicles on this planet. That figure is expected to rise to 2 Billion by 2035. The runaway success of the automobile is due to its impressive performance – travels more than 300 miles without refuelling the fuel tank and can attain speeds of over 100 mph. Automobiles, however, are increasingly being scrutinised with reference to their environmental credentials: local kerb-side pollution as well as their contribution to climate change – a quarter of global carbon emissions emanate from their tail-pipes. This event will provide the latest information regarding the pros and cons of automobiles that will include discussions on the air quality and lectures related to the latest electric vehicle R&D.