Clean Air Roadshow brings crucial technology information together

Clean Air Roadshow brings crucial technology information together

28/10/2019

An event to shine a spotlight on the possibilities created by the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in Birmingham saw hundreds of delegates turn up to find out more.

An event to shine a spotlight on the possibilities created by the introduction of the Clean Air Zone in Birmingham saw hundreds of delegates turn up to find out more.

The second Birmingham Clean Air Roadshow showcased vital information and support packages to HGV and van operators ahead of the city’s Clean Air Zone rollout, as well as giving companies investing in developing alternatively-fuelled commercial vehicles a platform to share their progress.

The event, hosted by Motor Transport magazine at Villa Park, kicked off with keynote speeches from Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council and Sylvia Broadley, Energy and Sustainable Transport Manager in Planning and Regeneration at Birmingham City Council.

The speeches addressed launch plans, implementation details and more around the Clean Air Zone, before delegates took part in a question and answer session with the council representatives.

A series of workshops then took place, focusing on Clean Air Zone preparations, as well as clean fuels and rental potential.

The preparation workshops showcased the support available to businesses, as well as giving speakers with experience of running electric vehicles and retrofitting commercial vehicles a chance to share their thoughts.

The clean fuels workshops examined the alternative fuels landscape, highlighting what is available now and what is on the horizon.

A selection of alternatively fuelled and Euro-6 lorries, vans and buses were also put on display, including CNG, electric and hydrogen examples of commercial vehicles on the market today.

After delegates had taken a closer look at the selection, they paid a visit to Tyseley Energy Park for a tour of what is set to become the UK’s first low and zero carbon refuelling station, which will offer natural gas, hydrogen, electric and biofuel options for commercial vehicle users.

The Headline Partner for the event was Dawson Group Truck and Trailer, with Birmingham City Council, Tyseley Energy Park, ITM Power and the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Energy Institute supporting partners.




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