Nottingham is now on its way to become carbon neutral by 2028. We have been working to make our city greener through different transport projects such as wireless charging electric taxis, e-scooters and creating a new electric vehicle charging network. Our electric vehicle fleet helps us do our part to be a sustainable transport system.
Nottingham secured the title of a Future Transport Zone and has been granted £16.7m by the Department for Transport (DfT) which will be invested into encouraging the use of public transport and clean modes of mobility.
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:
- Charge Point Network – We have installed over 400 charge points to support the switch to EVs
- Workplace Travel Service and the Electric Van Experience – Working with businesses to help make more sustainable travel choices
- Electric taxis – Try before you buy scheme with Nottingham’s cab drivers as well as Wireless Charging Electric Taxis (WiCET)
- Electric scooter rental trial– A new green mode of transport for shorter journeys
- Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS)– ULEV only service centre in the city centre
- Turning the Council’s fleet green – Converting Nottingham City Council’s pool cars and light cars to electric as well as bin lorries and street sweepers
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.
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In March 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that Nottingham, partnered with Nottinghamshire County Council and Derby City Council, was one of the 18 Transforming Cities fund regions. As a result, £16.7m of funding has been made available to support measures across the Nottingham and Derby areas to help introduce new transport initiatives.