• National Policy
• Clean Air Zone for Greater Manchester
• The latest electric vehicles including presentations from new electric commercial vehicle manufacturers Volta Trucks and Arrival
• Case studies of switching fleets to electric
• EV charging
• Business opportunities from EVs
The Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone will be introduced in 2022 and when fully implemented will see a daily charge for non-compliant commercial vehicles such as HGVs, buses, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles.
Looking further ahead, the Government has announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030. All this will result in an increased uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).
Combined with smart charging and smart buildings infrastructure, this will open up the potential for the future low carbon electricity grid. Combining these technologies with flexible agile tariffs also opens up the opportunity for cost savings for consumers.
What do these changes mean for your business? What will be the costs and benefits of adopting EVs? What are the practical implications of switching to EVs?
The Energy House 2.0 facility at the University of Salford is running a free workshop that will address these questions. It is aimed at small and medium sized businesses in Greater Manchester, specifically:
• Fleet managers/operators
• Businesses involved in the sale and leasing of vehicles
• Trades persons
• Electrical contractors
The workshops will be facilitated by experts in their field and there will be the opportunity to view a range of electric vans and cars and charging points.
Will Swan, University of Salford
Mike Brown, University of Salford
Paul Clarke, Green Car Guide; Jason Smith, Transport for Greater Manchester
Sally Robinson, Transport for Greater Manchester
Mel Creedy, DriveElectric
Duncan Forrester, Volta Trucks
Imogen Pierce, Arrival
Bec Bennett, University of Salford
Keith Evans, Electricity North West
Akeem Badru, Driiive
Nigel Blandford, University of Salford
Jonny Sadler, Electricity North West
Adrian Gray, be.EV
Esther Dudek, EA Technology
Sam Abbott, CENEX
Claire Miller, Octopus Electric Vehicles
The Energy House 2.0 facility at the University of Salford will be a unique facility for the testing and development of smart and low carbon buildings (www.energyhouse2.com) and will make a major contribution to national and regional net zero targets.
NOTE: This workshop is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is open only to small and medium sized companies (<250 employees) located in Greater Manchester. There will be an opportunity for non-eligible businesses to view a live stream of the event. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact EnergyHouse2@salford.ac.uk