Cities head for Cenex

Some of the cities who recently won a shared £40 million in the government’s ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ scheme, will be exhibiting at LCV2016.

The dedicated Go Ultra Low City Scheme stand will include Milton Keynes Council, Nottingham City Council and the cities of Bath and Bristol in the West of England. Representatives from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) will also be present.

In addition to the exhibition, a seminar will be held at LCV2016 on 15 September highlighting the work of the Go Ultra Low Cities and will include presentations from OLEV, Milton Keynes Council, Nottingham City Council and Oxford City Council.

OLEV launched the Go Ultra Low City Scheme in January 2016. This innovative programme is supporting Milton Keynes, Nottingham, London and the West of England with £35m to significantly increase the take up of ultra-low emission vehicles in their local areas by delivering local incentives and enabling measures, combined with strong infrastructure investment. In addition, a further £5m was awarded to Dundee, York, Oxford and the North East for projects specifically focused on electric vehicle charge point infrastructure.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said, ‘In the west of England we have a partnership of leading universities and businesses in Bristol and Bath and surrounding areas which are all committed to innovation. The low carbon vehicle event is a great place to hear about the latest developments in this fast moving sector so we are delighted to be showcasing our Go Ultra Low Cities Project, funded by £7m from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles.

‘This project is the next phase of our transformation of powered travel in the city – making electric mobility a more attractive and realistic choice for many people, thereby creating a cleaner and healthier city region.’

LCV2016 is one of the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking events for the UK low carbon vehicle community, organised by Cenex.