75% of people want all vehicles charged to enter clean air zones

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At the ALD Automotive event, three quarters of all attendees indicated that all vehicles emitting CO2 gas should pay to enter Clean Air Zones.

As well as that, 65% of all fleet operators said that they were looking at purchasing or leasing ultra-low emission vehicles as part of their fleet.

The ALD event hosted in Bristol was attended by 200 people including local and national employers and is the first Clean Air Zone (CAZ) event held.

The attendees included representatives from local authorities and Government organisations that are keen to from experts in the Electric Vehicle (EV) field. Demonstrating detailed presentations on topics such as the charging network across the UK and the benefits of switching fleets over to use ULEV and quality improving strategies.

During the presentations, delegates answered a set of questions on their own motoring habits and what their views were on the effect of motoring on the environment.

The findings show that, although the vast majority of attendees drove a conventional petrol or diesel car, 75% were in favour of charging all vehicles to enter CAZ zones UNLESS they were zero emission.

Chaired by TV actor and Robert Llewellyn who is passionate about electric vehicles and founder of the ‘Fully Charged Show’.

Held in conjunction with The University of the West of England, the event was targeted at the future of business mobility and to highlight the growing aspect of CAZ’s.

The presentations also included insights into the future of the UK’s national charging network how lack of choice or accessibility to ULEV’s were the biggest barrier to choosing ULEV vehicles.

Although it was appreciated most of the attendees were from across Bristol, most of the attendees do travel across the UK taking them in CAZ’s.

The study which looked at 4000 vehicles which made 300,000 trips with tracking technology highlighted that is CAZ’s were in full effect, over £30,000 collectively would be generated by the vehicles. For those not wanting to pay that, the option of buying or leasing ULEV’s becomes even more appealing.

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