Nottingham businesses invited to try electric vehicles

ULEV Experience Ride & Drive event

ULEV Experience Ride & Drive event

Nottingham businesses are invited to an event where they can drive the latest electric vehicles, on 5 October at Nottingham Racecourse.

The ‘Ride & Drive’ Electric Vehicle Showcase and Workshop is being run by the Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience programme, a new initiative that has been launched in Nottingham with the aim of increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, as well as improving air quality in the city.

This fully-funded half-day event will provide a comprehensive update on the latest Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) available, the business case for transitioning to ULEVs, the funding support available (including a Workplace Travel Service grant of up to £25,000 to support sustainable transport initiatives), Nottingham’s investment in charging infrastructure, and there’s an opportunity to test drive a variety of the latest electric cars including a Tesla and the new Hyundai Kona with a 300 mile range.

There will also be a networking lunch with the chance to discuss your businesses requirements with experts.

Fully-funded places at this event are available to any Nottingham businesses that are actively considering shifting to the use of electric vehicles or other Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles. Places are extremely limited so please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend. You can register here.

The ULEV Experience is a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles, and is funded by Nottingham City Council’s Go Ultra Low City project. The programme is explained in a video which can be seen here: www.ulevexperience.co.uk

The ULEV Experience programme offers businesses and the public sector:

  • Fully-Funded Fleet Reviews delivered by Cenex and the Energy Saving Trust worth up to £11,000, helping a business to understand if low emission vehicle technology is right for them
  • Low Emission Vehicle Loans delivered by DriveElectric with over 20 different makes and models available to try for up to one month
  • Business Engagement and Events delivered by CleanTech Business and The Big Wheel to help an organisation learn more about ULEVs and identify if there are any benefits for the business – all free to attend.

The ULEV Experience is open to all Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations that have a presence, or operate, in the city of Nottingham.

The project is delivered by a consortium led by Cenex, with partners from Automotive Comms, CleanTech Business, DriveElectric, Energy Saving Trust and The Big Wheel.

Find out more about the ULEV Experience at: www.ulevexperience.co.uk