GreenFleet is returning to MANCHESTER on the 15th March 2018! Staged in association with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), this Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) showcase will be held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Greater Manchester road transport accounts for 65% of nitrogen oxide and 79% of particulate emissions, along with 31% of carbon dioxide emissions, the most serious air pollutants are nitrogen oxides and particulates. There’s strong evidence that air pollution and greenhouses gases cause significant harm to the environment and to the health of communities, and can damage our economy. Both short- and long-term exposure to air pollutants can affect people’s health, with poor air quality contributing to respiratory illness, heart disease and some cancers. As a result of this a GREATER MANCHESTER AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN 2016–2021 has been created.
The primary objectives of the plan are to improve air quality across Greater Manchester and to embed low-emission behaviours into the culture of our organisations and lifestyles by 2025, whilst supporting the UK Government in meeting all EU thresholds for key air pollutants at the earliest date to reduce ill-health in Greater Manchester. The third point (after 1. Reducing Traffic and 2. Increase Efficiency) is to ‘Improve Fleets – by incentivising the replacement of older, more polluting vehicles with newer, smaller, cleaner, lower-emission vehicles.’ This confirms just how important all fleets’ contribution to air quality is, and how vital it is for fleet managers to be as educated as they possibly can in order to be on board and reach the 2025 target.
Let’s compare the average running costs of an EV versus a diesel or petrol vehicle – Fuel costs for a conventional car average 12 pence per mile, equating to £1,440 for an annual mileage of 12,000. Compare that to an EV when the average cost per mile can be as low as 2p, making the annual expense just £240 – just imagine the savings on an entire fleet! EVs can be charged using any of the growing number of public charging points being installed up and down the UK, or using work place charging should your organisation take the initiative to make the installation.
How do we plan on delivering this event?
Our unique event format is designed to give you a ‘Touch, Taste, Feel’ experience, and we achieve this by:
Enabling you and your colleagues to ‘experience’ the latest ULEVs first-hand, by Test Driving on a specified local route, to give you a realistic experience. You will be accompanied by experts from the manufacturers, all designed to make sure that your questions are answered there and then.
Attend keynote presentations from industry experts, including TfGM and OLEV (Office for Low Emissions Vehicles), as well as TV presenter and motoring journalist Quentin Willson (host). This element of the event will highlight where Greater Manchester is at with public infrastructure, the latest info on car and van grants, whilst also giving you an opportunity to ask all the burning questions you have!
Round Table break-out Sessions, giving you the opportunity to speak to the vehicle manufacturers, solution providers and network with other fleet professionals and EV owners.