We take a lead role in projects and research which aim to enhance the adoption of plug-in vehicles and improve chargepoint infrastructure across the UK and internationally.
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced a £20 million Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Taxi scheme for local authorities to boost the rollout of ultra low emission taxis across the country. The scheme aims to support authorities with the upfront cost of purpose-built low emission taxis and charging infrastructure.
With experience in a similar project funded by the Transport for London, we conducted taxi feasibility studies on behalf of 8 local authorities. Each study reviewed the taxi and private hire vehicle usage within local areas, and considered network installation, operation and electricity supply issues. The study provided authorities with an action plan outlining the infrastructure and vehicle support required to move to ultra-low emission taxis and private hire vehicles.
Local authorities will need to submit their bids for the delivery phase of the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Taxi scheme to get a share of the £20 million fund for vehicles and infrastructure, based on feasibility study recommendations.
More details about the delivery phase dates are expected to be announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
Further guidance is available from Gov.uk
I-CVUE (Incentives for Cleaner Vehicles in Urban Europe) aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in large fleets in urban environments across Europe.
We are taking the lead role in mentoring pan-European fleet operators, offering them free EV usage analysis and project management support. A framework will be created allowing authorities to set up tailored EV incentive programs according to the specific local socio-economic conditions.
Get more information about free EV fleet mentoring from I-CVUE.