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Nissan Leaf ULEV Blackpool taxi

This Blackpool Nissan Leaf ULEV taxi is typical of the low emission schemes the government wants to promote with its £35m green Go Ultra Low City funding


What the Go Ultra Low City funding is about

  • Ministers announce 12 local authorities bidding for a share of £35M funding;
  • Cities aim to compete internationally on ultra-low emission vehicle uptake with innovative new initiatives;
  • Key step in ensuring all cars have ultra-low emissions by 2050;
  • Cities should deliver a rapid and significant increase in ultra-low emission vehicle adoption.

TWELVE councils have been shortlisted in the battle to grab a share of £35M government funding to promote ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

Bidding to be the UK’s first ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’, the shortlisted authorities have until 31 August to finalise their submissions, with the winning cities announced in the autumn.

This Go Ultra Low City Scheme was set up by The Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Department for Transport hoping to deliver a step-change in the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles.

The programme will reward cities that demonstrate most potential to achieve ‘exemplar status’, becoming internationally outstanding examples for the adoption of ULEVs in a local area.

The Go Ultra Low City Scheme:

  • rewards cities that show how their plans could be rolled out across the UK, and
  • how their initiatives complement other schemes in their city, such as wider transport policies like the Low Emission Bus and Taxi Schemes.
  • Those cities that address local air quality issues, particularly in relation to NO2 and other particulate matter, will also be considered favourably.