More Major Cities Consult on Clean Air Zones

July 24, 2019

Electric Vehicles Clean Air Zones


More major cities have launched public consultations into reducing air pollution. Leading the way are Bristol and Sheffield, who recently launched such consultations. The cities plan to reduce the excessive amounts of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in the air within the shortest time. The focus is to reduce the use of high pollution-causing vehicles in specific zones of the cities.

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Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone to be Launched in 2021

Sheffield City Council is already holding discussions to develop a Class C Clean Air Zone in the city’s inner ring road. The Council plans to launch the Zone in 2021.

This Zone will allow the entry of high-polluting vehicles including buses, coaches, vans, taxis and HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) for a fee. Private cars have been exempted from the rule.

Sheffield to Charge Vehicles Non-Compliant with Euro 6 and Euro 4 Emission Standards

Sheffield City Council will levy a fee on vehicles that fail to adhere to Euro 6 2016 emission standards (applicable to diesel vehicles), and Euro 4 2006 emission standards (applicable to petrol vehicles).

Vehicles including coaches, buses, HGVs, private hire vehicles and taxis will now pay a charge for not adhering to the required emission standards. The fee details are as follows:

  • Coaches, buses and HGVs – £50 per day
  • Private hire vehicles and taxis – £10 per day
  • LGVs (Light Goods Vehicles) and vans – £10 per day

The Council has invited the public and businesses to participate in discussions regarding this latest development. Called the “Clean Air Conversation”.

Bristol to Choose Between 2 Options for Reducing Air Pollution

Bristol City Council is considering creating a Clean Air Zone as Option 1. As part of this proposal, high pollution-causing vehicles including coaches, buses and HGVs would be charged £100 a day for entry into the Zone. LGVs and taxis would have to pay £9 per day for entering the Zone. Private cars would be exempted.

HGVs would be required to comply with weight restrictions too, under Option 1 when using the most polluted routes.

A ban on diesel cars is also being considered as part of this option – cars using the Park Row and Upper Maudlin Street, along the stretch from St James Barton roundabout to Park Street, in the specified timing between 7 am and 3 pm, would be banned on all days of the week.

The Council plans to encourage diesel drivers to give up their vehicles through a scrappage scheme that offers £2,000 for surrendering such vehicles.

Option 2 involves banning all diesel cars using a specified central area from 7 am to 3 am. Private hire vehicles and taxis running on diesel are exempt from the rule.

The Council has specified several venues that the public can visit to share their opinions and discuss the options in detail.

The health hazards brought about by severely polluted air are well-known. In Sheffield, air pollution leads to 500 deaths annually. Given these insights, conversations regarding the reduction of air pollution are more significant than ever.

With their respective pollution reduction initiatives, Sheffield and Bristol are in the footsteps of cities such as Leeds and Birmingham, which have already put their pollution-reducing plans into motion. Both the cities received formal approval as well as funding for their plans in 2018.

Electric Utility Vehicles, the Way of the Future

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Our fleet of electric utility vehicles includes compact electric vans, shuttles and buggies. We are official dealers of Club Car, Esagono and Garia and offer a wide range of electric utility vehicles for purchase and hire. As official dealers of these brands, we offer the aftermarket back up and support our clients expect, no matter where you are located in the UK.

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