As part of the Government’s strategy to improve air quality across the UK, discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles is key. The goal is to reduce the number of areas in the UK where air pollution breaches legal limits, and city by city, we are helping local, regional and transport authorities kick-start their ‘Clean Air Strategies’.
October 3rd sees GREENFLEETarrive in Bath. Hosted by Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council, GREENFLEET BATH is being held at The Racecourse and is FREE to attend for fleet professionals looking to explore the very latest in ultra-low emission vehicle technology. Supported by Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils, under the Go Ultra Low West banner, this will be the most important clean fleet event the region has seen.
The UK Government has confirmed its ambition to see at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, with the release of their Road to Zero Strategy. Bath is the 7th UK city in 2019 to benefit from hearing how this strategy can benefit the region.
As part of creating a better environment, all the West of England’s local authorities are committed to encouraging the widespread use of electric cars, vans and bikes.
Go Ultra Low West (GULW) is a £7m project to accelerate the purchase of electric vehicle across Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol. The initiatives included in this project are:
Public Charging Network: Informed by market research, over 120 new charge points will be installed to double the size of the current charging network ‘Source West’.
New Charging Hubs: By 2021 there will be four Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs in the West of England region.
New Electric Car Clubs: We are working with West of England car club providers to install charging points for electric car club vehicles.
Business Grants: GULW provide 50% match funding for charge points to be installed in businesses in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.
Council Fleets: Each Local Authority in the West of England is converting parts of their diesel- and petrol-powered fleet to electric vehicles.
Demonstration Vehicles: An opportunity to try out an electric vehicle for two weeks, for only the cost of the electricity used.
Further information can be found on the GULW website.
Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) have a significant role to play in the West of England cleaning up its air. The authorities have a strategy, and this event will feature keynote presentations and group sessions that will enable YOU to find out more, and more importantly, the role that YOUR BUSINESS has to play.