The Go Ultra Low Nottingham programme will work with local public and health sector organisations by providing support with adopting Ultra Low Emission Vehicles as part of their operations. Nottingham City Council has committed to converting its own fleets to low emission by 2020 to help address local air quality issues and will provide advice and support to others.
Nottingham City Council has for a number of years been trialling the use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles from electric buses to smart cars. The Council has recently introduced a number of electric Nissan Leafs and Nissan ENV200 vans into its fleet operations. These electric vehicles are especially suitable for short distance trips within the conurbation such as for site visits and off-site meetings.
In July 2016 Nottingham City Council received national Go Ultra Low Company status in recognition of its efforts to adopt ULEVs into its fleets, aiming to achieve at least 5% transition to ULEV by 2020.
As part of this commitment the City Council is:
- Conducting a fleet review to analyse which vehicles can be replaced with low emission vehicle technology.
- Developing staff training guides in vehicle technology dos and don’ts and providing guidance on how to use and charge electric vehicles.
- Offering electric vehicle charge points at Council offices for business, staff and visitors. Specifically it is planned to expand infrastructure at the City Council’s Offices at Loxley House, with new charging points provided at the Eastcroft Depot and other locations.
- Supporting our in-house fleet technicians to properly maintain and manage the vehicles to keep them on the roads by offering tailored courses and CPD opportunities, working with Central College Nottingham and the D2N2 Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Centre.
Working with partners to share best practice
As part of our plans, the City Council will disseminate this learning to public and private sector authorities to encourage other organisations to adopt a low emission future. Organisations such as the University of Nottingham are strong advocates for the adoption of electric vehicles and are keen
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