Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

28 January 2015

TCharging Pointhe announcement from the Department of Transport that there will be £35 million of Grants for the Go Ultra Low City Scheme fund is welcomed by Southampton & District Green Party.  Ultra Low Emission Vehicles are plug in electric vehicles which may be hybrid vehicles. The Office for Low Emissions Vehicles now also recognises the potential for two wheeled plug in vehicles.  The emissions criteria for ULEV vehicles, is 75g CO2/km.


 Electric cars are far more popular and this year saw record numbers of cars bought with help from the Government Plug In Grant. Now Sir Stirling Moss has a two seated car and he is  happy that there is  free parking on city roads and no congestion charges for his Renault.

Up to 4 UK cities with the best proposals stand to get a share of the money. Not only will the fund help improve air quality across the country  but it will boost  local economies by creating jobs.

We propose that money should be spent on helping car sharing projects to swap to electric, and provide considerably more charging points around the city. 

 Joe Cox standing in Bargate Ward in this year’s May Elections wants to see good information posted on the Southampton City Council Website dipicting where drivers of plug in cars can find charging points. He stated, “the City Centre has few places for plug in vehicles to recharge. By finding more sites and special parking bays, we have a chance to spend some extra money on reducing pollution within the city”.

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