Birmingham’s journey to net zero

Welcome to Business Breathes – the campaign working alongside businesses on Birmingham’s journey to clean air and net zero carbon.

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Here we explain why reducing carbon emissions is so important and how Birmingham’s businesses can play a part.

Business Breathes is here to help you understand which vehicles are good for the environment, and people’s health.  
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The Challenge

Birmingham, like other UK Cities, faces the significant environmental challenges of climate change and harmful air quality.

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Low Emission Vehicles

There are several types of low emission vehicles and they could offer cost and emission savings for your business.

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Birmingham has a growing network of refuelling options for drivers of low emission vehicles.

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Follow our story as we improve air quality in Birmingham so people who live in, work in or visit the city can breathe clean air.


Incentives for Low- and Zero-Emission Vehicles

What incentives are in place to help me purchase a low- or zero-emission vehicle?



Birmingham City Council and ESB Energy launch new electric vehicle charging network

Birmingham’s flagship ESB Energy multi-charging hub for electric vehicle (EV) users was officially opened today at a site on Navigation Street.


West Midlands to trial VCS’s new electric ambulance

The West Midlands Ambulance service will be the first to trial a new electric ambulance built by conversion specialist VCS.


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