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As part of the Government’s strategy to improve air quality across the UK, discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles is a key objective. 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’. 

April 8th saw the introduction of the new Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year within the same area of central London as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge to drive within the zone. 

• £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes)

• £100 for heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes)

The questions, now, are: 

Has YOUR business made the changes required to allow you to operate in the area?

Are you unsure as to what your options are, in terms of compliant vehicle technology?

Are you looking for financial help, and need more information?

If you require answers to any or all the above, then look no further… 16th May sees GREENFLEET arrive back in the Capital, and we’re delighted to be joined by the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames as our Hosts. Capital GREENFLEET is being held at The Stoop, home to Harlequins RFC, and a stones’ throw from the iconic Twickenham Stadium, and we have lined up experts that can help you make the changes required to be ULEZ-compliant, and also do your bit to cleaning up London’s air. 

Why Richmond? Situated close to Heathrow, the borough has issues to content with, that are pretty unique, and the council are working tirelessly to make the improvements required to clean up its air. The borough has been designated an 'Air Quality Management Area' (AQMA) for both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and PM10 (particles less than 10 microns) and as a result, are one of six south London boroughs that have committed to providing detailed information about local air quality and how small behavioural changes could improve the air that you breathe. Some of this work can be seen on the Love Clean Air website.

And further information can be found on the Council’s website, where they say “Public transport and active travel (e.g. walking and cycling) remain the Council’s top transport priorities. However, electric cars and vans are a clean and safe alternative to the internal combustion engine and are an increasingly common sight on our roads.”

“As a growing number of residents and businesses drive electric vehicles, they will play an increasing role in reducing emission levels in Richmond, while saving their users substantial amounts of money in running costs.”

They have also published an Electric Vehicle (EV) Recharging Strategy 2016-2026, where they say “We published our new Electric Vehicle Recharging Strategy in November 2016. The strategy outlines a numbers of ways in which we plan to increase charging facilities for EV usage in the borough over the next ten years. We consulted on a draft of the strategy and have summarised the consultation feedback.”

Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) have a significant role to play in London cleaning up its air. Richmond and their neighbouring 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.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON THE DAY?

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

The day begins with a series of keynote presentations from our Event Partners Richmond-upon-Thames Council, Transport for London and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) on the UK government’s Road to Zero strategy, and the latest on grants and schemes.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) EV Group will be there, offering an insight in to what innovative vehicle technology is on the market NOW, and what’s in the pipeline. And if you work for a public sector organisation, we have the very latest on the Frameworks, for the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

SEMINAR SESSIONS

The seminar session is wrapped up with a Q&A, where YOU get the chance to air your thoughts, and interact with the Speakers themselves.

NETWORKING

Share your thoughts and knowledge with experts in legislation, strategy, vehicle technology, charging solutions, leasing and financing and innovative technology. Our breakfast, refreshments breaks, and lunch are all designed to put YOU together, in a relaxed, but professional atmosphere, where you can talk to the people that can help you and your business move down a ‘road-2-zero’!

GROUP SESSIONS

The late morning and afternoon elements of the event will be structured in private, 30-minute sessions. You will be given your very own ‘Personalised Agenda’, designed to ensure that your day is structured, and allows you to engage with experts, and at the same time, ‘experience’ some of the latest technology, first-hand.

TEST DRIVES

It’s one thing being told that these ULEVs can do this, do that, save you £X-amount, etc. but do they really? We believe that having the opportunity to ‘experience’ the vehicles first-hand, by driving them in normal, everyday conditions, is the best way to make your mind up. Part of your Personalised Agenda will give you the opportunity to test drive the very latest in clean car, van and truck technology.

LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS

Your day begins with some breakfast, tea and coffee, and ends in the same way. ‘Sandwiched’ in the middle will be refreshment breaks, as well as a lovely buffet lunch, all designed to ensure that you’re refreshed and fulfilled… And it’s FREE!

MONEY

This event will not only help you make an ‘educated decision’ on how to integrate this innovative technology, with a view to playing your part in the city’s push for cleaner air… but it will also show you how you can SAVE MONEY at the same time! Add to that, that this event is FREE TO ATTEND, and there really is no reason why you shouldn’t APPLY FOR A PLACE NOW at GREENFLEET...