Green Fleet comes to the city of York
Green Fleet York on 12 October will allow fleet managers to hear the latest updates in the electric vehicle and infrastructure market, with keynotes
from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and City of York Council, as well as test drive opportunities.
Back at the beginning of the year, York was awarded ‘Go Ultra Low’ city status by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles, becoming one of eight UK
cities chosen as exemplars for the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles.
GreenFleet York Takes Place On 12 October At York Racecourse. It Is Staged In Association With The Office For Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) And City Of York Council,
And Is Sponsored By LeasePlan/Automotive Leasing.
GreenFleet York Will Allow Fleet Managers To Hear The Latest Updates In The Electric Vehicle And Infrastructure Market. A Seminar, Chaired By Motoring Journalist And TV Presenter
Quentin Wilson, Will Include Presentations From Steve Ives From The Office For Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), And Derek McCreadie From City Of York Council.
Delegates Will Then Break Out For Closed Group Sessions With The Major Electric/Hybrid Motor Manufacturers And Related Companies, To Discuss Any Electric Vehicle Concerns
And Share Experiences.Following The Closed-Room Sessions, There Is The Opportunity To Test Drive A Selection Of Available Electric Vehicles, Such As The BMW I3 And Nissan
Leaf And Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
OLEV’s Jonathan Mitchell Said: “OLEV Are Pleased To Support The GreenFleet EV And Plug-In Vehicle Events, As They Help To Educate UK Businesses On The Viability
Of This Technology, And Stimulate Adoption In UK Fleets. We Would Encourage Any Organisation In The Region To Attend, Where They Can Then Engage With Ourselves,
The Vehicle Manufacturers And Other Innovative Solutions Providers.”
including a city wide network of rapid charging hubs. These will provide state-of-the-art, ultra-fast, reliable and convenient rapid charging for key
vehicle groups such as taxis, private motorists and business users.
Cllr Ian Gillies, Cabinet Member for Transport and Planning, said: “This announcement will help us to grow our existing quality network of charging
points in strategic locations which sees over 1,200 charging sessions per month. There are also over 60 hybrid/electric taxis operating in the city
thanks to the Council’s Low Emission Taxi incentive scheme – a UK first. This funding will help to give residents and businesses in York even
more travel options over the coming years and I hope we can work together as a city to help make York a cleaner and more enjoyable city to live and work in.”
Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for the Environment, said: “This provides practical steps to reduce emissions and will help to support York’s growing
status as one of the cities at the forefront of supporting sustainable transport in the UK.”
City of York Council continues to lead the way regionally, following the announcement that it’s the only city in Yorkshire to receive Go Ultra Low
cities scheme funding. The Council was awarded £816,000, following a successful bidding process that will fund an ultra-low emission programme