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Nottingham fleets get chance to try EVs for free

Fleets in Nottingham can test the latest electric vehicles for free at an event taking place next week.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Attendees at next week will be able to test-drive the Hyundai Kona Electric

The half-day ‘Ride & Drive’ Electric Vehicle Showcase and Workshop is being run by the Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience programm\e and will provide attendees with an overview of the vehicles available and the reasons for switching to ULEVs. It will also give details of the funding support available – including a Workplace Travel Service grant of up to £25,000 to support sustainable transport initiatives – and update attendees on Nottingham’s investment in charging infrastructure.

Fleets will also get an opportunity to test-drive a variety of the latest electric cars including a Tesla and the new Hyundai Kona Electric.

The Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience programme is aimed at increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, as well as improving air quality in the city – the city is one of five that’s been tasked with introducing a clean air zone by 2020, although it’s said that it will not need to introduce charging as existing measures will bring it in line with legal air pollution limits.

Under the initiative – delivered by a consortium led by Cenex, with partners from Automotive Comms, CleanTech Business, DriveElectric, Energy Saving Trust and The Big Wheel – fleets can also benefit from fully funded fleet reviews, worth up to £11,000, helping a business to understand if low emission vehicle technology is right for them, and Low Emission Vehicle Loans with over 20 different makes and models available to try for up to one month.

To find out more about the ULEV Experience, click here.

 

 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.