30 January 2019
A Fleet Workshop event took place on 24 January 2019. The aim was to provide an overview of the benefits and practical steps involved in transitioning fleets to incorporate ultra-low emission vehicles. The event was attended by 37 delegates, some of whom had travelled from as far as Portsmouth and South Wales to attend the workshop.
Pete Eggeman of the Energy Saving Trust explained the first stages of transitioning to ULEVs through undertaking a fleet review audit. This involves fleet baselining, suitability assessment, performance assessment, whole-life cost analysis, Infrastructure assessments and producing next steps recommendations.
Annemarie Scott-Reddish from Nottingham City Council gave a practical case study relating to electric vehicle investments, installing vehicle charging infrastructure, securing driver buy-in, maintenance and technician training. Annemarie also announced the City’s exciting plans to develop a Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services hub at Eastcroft Depot. The centre will not only service the local authority’s electric vehicles but also offer this service to the general public. It will also train the City Council’s own maintenance technicians in electric vehicle servicing and offer skill training qualifications to the staff of external organisations.
During the workshop discussion session, the delegates emphasised the need for further knowledge transfer and information events, and they felt that a one-stop shop for all ULEV information, advice and funding is needed.
Presentations from the event can be downloaded from our Members Area