The UK Government has confirmed its ambition to see at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, with the release of their Road to Zero Strategy. Coventry is the 3rd UK city in 2019 to benefit from hearing how this strategy can benefit the region.
May 31st sees GREENFLEET arrive in Coventry. Hosted by Coventry City Council, GREENFLEET Coventry is being held at the Transport Museum and is FREE to attend for fleet professionals looking to explore the very latest in ultra-low emission vehicle technology. Supported by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), this will be the most important clean fleet event the region has seen.
Many British cities once specialised into one manufacturing industry, and Coventry was no exception. It was the centrepiece of the British car industry, taking the skills it already had and applying them to car manufacturing, and becoming affectionately known as the ‘British Detroit’. Despite a traumatic modern history of industrial decline and factory closures, renewed interest and investment from automobile companies and collaboration with universities are helping Coventry and its automobile industry rise again.
The advancement of clean vehicle technology has helped inject some new vigour in to the city, with many new and innovative cleantech companies now leading the way in production of electric vehicle and battery technology.
As a result, Coventry City Council are now embarking on a massive drive to install public EV charging infrastructure, designed to encourage the uptake of ULEVs across the city. New incentives and schemes are coming, and the advancement of battery technology, improved range on the vehicles and the introduction of fully electric commercial vehicles are all helping make ULEVs a viable solution for any business. GREENFLEET Coventry is designed to help YOU make the right choices… So, make sure you JOIN US!
Transport and its impact on air quality…
As part of the Government’s strategy to improve air quality across the UK, discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles is key. The goal is to reduce the number of areas in the UK where air pollution breaches legal limits, and city by city, we are helping local, regional and transport authorities kick-start their ‘Clean Air Strategies’.
Whilst air quality has undoubtedly improved in recent decades, with changing industrial practices and a decline in the use of fossil fuel both domestically and industrially, we still exceed the National Objective for NO2 levels at a number of locations within Coventry.
Air pollution adversely affects the health of people at all stages of life, from childhood, through to older age. Emissions from various forms of transport are a significant contributor to poor air quality within areas of Coventry, and a city-wide Air Quality Management Area is in place. GREENFLEET Coventry will highlight some of the plans that are being put in place to reduce vehicle emissions to meet the City Council's commitment to improving air quality throughout the city.
An Action Plan has been approved by the Council’s Cabinet and it will be submitted to Government and it contains a package of measures including:
► Promoting the use of electric vehicles, including taxis, buses and private cars;
► Real time monitoring of air quality and traffic flows linked to improved technology supporting dynamic traffic management, making it easier to move traffic around the city and away from areas experiencing poor air quality;
► Initiatives to promote changes in travel behaviour and reduce car use within the city;
The Council has identified a package of measures that will improve air quality in the city without the need to have a chargeable Clean Air Zone (CAZ). So, to make sure that we all help keep the CAZ at bay, let’s get together, share knowledge and ideas and help Coventry move forward in its pursuit of a cleaner future. Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) have a significant role to play in Coventry cleaning up its air. The Council has a strategy, and GREENFLEET Coventry will feature keynote presentations and group sessions that will enable YOU to find out more, and more importantly, the role that YOUR BUSINESS has to play.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON THE DAY?
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: The day begins with a series of keynote presentations from our Event Partners Coventry City Council, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) on the UK government’s Road to Zero strategy, and the latest on grants and schemes. The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) EV Group will be there, offering an insight in to what innovative vehicle technology is on the market NOW, and what’s in the pipeline. And if you work for a public sector organisation, we have the very latest on the Frameworks, for the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
SEMINAR SESSIONS: The seminar session is wrapped up with a Q&A, where YOU get the chance to air your thoughts, and interact with the Speakers themselves.
NETWORKING: Share your thoughts and knowledge with experts in legislation, strategy, vehicle technology, charging solutions, leasing and financing and innovative technology. Our breakfast, refreshments breaks, and lunch are all designed to put YOU together, in a relaxed, but professional atmosphere, where you can talk to the people that can help you and your business move down a ‘road-2-zero’!
GROUP SESSIONS: The late morning and afternoon elements of the event will be structured in private, 30-minute sessions. You will be given your very own ‘Personalised Agenda’, designed to ensure that your day is structured, and allows you to engage with experts, and at the same time, ‘experience’ some of the latest technology, first-hand.
TEST DRIVES: It’s one thing being told that these ULEVs can do this, do that, save you £X-amount, etc. but do they really? We believe that having the opportunity to ‘experience’ the vehicles first-hand, by driving them in normal, everyday conditions, is the best way to make your mind up. Part of your Personalised Agenda will give you the opportunity to test drive the very latest in clean car, van and truck technology.
LUNCH & REFRESHMENTS: Your day begins with some breakfast, tea and coffee, and ends in the same way. ‘Sandwiched’ in the middle will be refreshment breaks, as well as a lovely buffet lunch, all designed to ensure that you’re refreshed and fulfilled… And it’s FREE!
MONEY: This event will not only help you make an ‘educated decision’ on how to integrate this innovative technology, with a view to playing your part in the city’s push for cleaner air… but it will also show you how you can SAVE MONEY at the same time! Add to that, that this event is FREE TO ATTEND, and there really is no reason why you shouldn’t apply!
To apply for your free place at the event, please click here: https://events.greenfleet.net/r2z/apply