29 April 2020
The ULEV Experience has released a summary report about some of the lessons learnt during the delivery of a two-year business and public sector support programme dedicated to helping Nottingham-based organisations to understand, trial and implement ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).
The programme has been supported by Nottingham City Council’s Go Ultra Low City funding and delivered through the Workplace Travel Service and a consortium led by Cenex, with partners from DriveElectric, Energy Saving Trust, RideWise, CleanTech Business and Automotive Comms.
The ULEV Experience programme ran from April 2018 to March 2020 and offered businesses and the public sector within Nottingham City access to fully funded:
The ‘What We’ve Learnt’ document summarises what the ULEV Experience programme has achieved, and some of the lessons learnt. It is hoped that other cities around the UK will benefit from this knowledge and implement their own solutions to address air quality challenges.
Some highlights include:
Councillor Sally Longford, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder Energy, Environment and Democratic Services says “Working in partnership, the ULEV Experience, which is funded by Nottingham City Council’s Workplace Travel Service, has been very successful in supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs).
“By encouraging and supporting local businesses and organisations to make the switch to ULEVs and more sustainable transport, it is hoped that it will help reduce carbon and nitrogen dioxide impacts which transport can significantly contribute to. This can not only improve air quality but will also support Nottingham City Council’s ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2028.”
Nottingham City Council was due to host the ‘Creating A Low Emission City Conference’ on 26 March 2020, chaired by Robert Llewellyn from Fully Charged and Mark Goodier, radio presenter and EV advocate. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 this conference is due to be rescheduled to later in the year.To find out more about the ULEV Experience, including the date for the rescheduled ‘Creating A Low Emission City Conference’ when this is published, please visit: www.ulevexperience.co.uk