Nottingham ULEV Experience launches Guide to Electric Vehicles

Nottingham’s ULEV Experience has launched a Guide to Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) which provides answers to common questions asked by businesses looking to make the change to electric cars and vans.

The Guide provides details about the range of different ULEV technologies, vehicle charging options, available grant funding and tax benefits. The Guide can be downloaded, free of charge, from the home page at www.ulevexperience.co.uk

Many local companies are already making the switch to ULEVs and are beginning to enjoy the financial benefits. The ULEV Experience programme has identified that 384 ULEVs could potentially be adopted within Nottingham businesses, saving a combined total of £127,400 per year in running costs and 450 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

As well as a fully-funded fleet review that can identify how ULEVs could save money for organisations, it’s also possible to trial one of the latest electric vehicles for a month, free of charge. Electric cars that are available for Nottingham businesses to trial include the following:

• BMW i3 Range-Extender

• Hyundai IONIQ Electric

• Hyundai Kona Electric

• Kia Niro PHEV

• Nissan LEAF

• Renault ZOE

The following electric vans are also available:

• Nissan e-NV200 Van

• Renault Kangoo ZE Maxi Van

An ultra-low emission vehicle is a car or van that emits 75g/km CO2 or less and includes 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.

The ULEV Experience is funded by Nottingham City Council’s Workplace Travel Service and is a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles. 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 save money on running company vehicles and 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.

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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