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Find out how Nottingham businesses are saving money at the Electric Vehicle Question Time event

Nottingham businesses are invited to an ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’ Networking Event on Tuesday 26 March 2019 to hear from local companies that are making the switch to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) and enjoying the financial benefits.

Organisations in Nottingham can also find out about how to trial one of the latest electric vehicles for a month, free of charge, as well as how to benefit from a fully-funded fleet review that can identify how ULEVs could save them money.

An ultra-low emission vehicle is a car or van that emits 75g/km CO2 or less. ULEVs include pure electric vehicles, range-extended electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). The latest electric vehicles include models with driving ranges of up to 300 miles or more, and many new EVs have been announced at the Geneva Motor Show, which is currently underway.

In addition to the cost saving benefits, ultra-low emission vehicles also help with making our air cleaner – and 9 out of 10 motorists prefer driving electric rather than petrol or diesel vehicles*.

Rob Pittam, Editor of the BBC Sunday Politics East Midlands show, will host the Electric Vehicle Question Time event, which will feature a panel of Nottingham organisations that are making the transition to electric vehicles, including DG Cars, Nottingham City Homes and WEGO Couriers. The panel will also feature Rasita Chudasama, Principal Transport Planner at Nottingham City Council.

The ‘Question Time’ panel will form part of an evening networking drinks reception taking place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at Nottingham Contemporary. Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations are invited to the event where their questions about adopting ULEVs can be answered. Prior booking is essential via this link.

The event is organised by the Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience, a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles, funded by Nottingham City Council’s Go Ultra Low City project. The ULEV Experience programme offers businesses and the public sector:

  • Fully-Funded Fleet Reviews – providing an independent assessment of the potential to integrate ultra-low emission cars and vans within a company fleet
  • Low Emission Vehicle Loans – enabling companies to undertake a month-long trial of electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
  • Business Engagement and Events – enabling companies to network with peers and gain additional understanding of the benefits of running ULEVs

The ULEV Experience project can help organisations to save money on running company vehicles and to lower company CO2 emissions, as well as improving air quality (NOx) emissions in Nottingham.

Further business support is also available in the form of a Workplace Travel Service grant of up to £25,000 to support sustainable transport initiatives including workplace charging infrastructure.

Businesses can meet the ULEV Experience team at the Electric Vehicle Question Time event and book a free electric vehicle trial, discuss a fleet review, and learn more about the grants.

To find out more about the ULEV Experience and how to secure your free vehicle trial or fully-funded fleet review please visit: www.ulevexperience.co.uk

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