We are helping to support uptake for electric cars and other low emission vehicles across the city. Our vision is for Nottingham to become an exemplar for low emission vehicles, spanning private cars, vans, buses, taxis and commercial fleets as a core part of our sustainable transport system.
Nottingham has been named one of the UK’s first Go Ultra Low Cities. £6.1m funding awarded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles has introduced a range of innovative projects to support the uptake in Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs).
What are we doing?
In a bid to improve air quality and create a more sustainable environment, the City Council is undertaking a range of actions using funding from the Office for Low Emissions:
- Investment in up to 230 fast and rapid EV charging units, all smartcard compatible
- Developing a Go Low Nottm Business Club to help local employers assess the potential savings available by investing in ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs)
- Making available EV Charging Grants for up to 400 small to medium businesses and Workplace Parking Levy-liable employers
- Converting City Council pool car and light vans to ULEVs – more than 80 vehicles will be converted representing 20 per cent of the council’s fleet
- Running events in partnership with local dealerships, with information from industry experts and supported by a network of EV champions
Why are we doing it?
To support an environment that will help to reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide impacts of transport and support economic growth. These measures will help to provide cleaner air, improving the quality of residents’ lives and delivering the council’s ambition to become a self-sufficient energy city.
In January 2016 the Office for Low Emissions (OLEV) announced that Nottingham, partnered with Nottinghamshire County Council and Derby City Council, was of four successful cities in securing funding for the Go Ultra Low City Programme nationally. As a result, £6.12m of funding has been made available to support measures across the Nottingham and Derby areas for a package of measures to support the uptake of Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles up to 2019/20.
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