GreenFleet Arrive'n'Drive, featuring the FORECOURTtrader Top Indies Electric Track Day
The UK’s leading ultra-low emission fleet event is back… And once again we have tailored the content and product availability to reflect the requirements of the current UK fleet sector. Celebrating our 13th year at “The Home of the Arrive’n’Drive” – Rockingham – we are once again delighted to bring you the very latest in ultra-low emission vehicles and technology, all of which is designed to help fleets to “go ultra-low”.
Our industry has made some terrific steps forward in reducing carbon emissions, across the UK, in general, but in particular, in the UK’s major cities. However, when the message was “reduce CO₂, use electric, hybrid or if not, then low-emission diesel”… we as a sector took note, acted, and helped make a significant impact. Now, we’re being told that as a result, the NOx levels in some of the UK’s major cities is having a serious impact on air quality, and as a result, we’re now being pressed to act again!
Centrica - Sponsors note
"There is no doubting the future of transport is electric: EVs are set to make up 26% of UK cars and vans by 2030. For independent forecourt owners, the EV revolution poses both a threat and an opportunity. Declining demand for petrol and diesel will undermine conventional fuel sales and aftermarket care, while simultaneously challenging revenue from adjacent retail operations. Mandates for EV charging at motorway service stations and some localised fuelling stations present forecourt owners with an opportunity to remain part of the fuels value chain. Having already installed hundreds of EV solutions at petrol forecourts, Centrica is already an expert in supporting forecourt owners on this transition; we provide EV charging infrastructure and can offer a fully-managed solution that can support the needs of your consumer clientele as well as commercial and industrial fleet customers."
One thing is for sure… Other major UK cities have already been told to follow London’s lead and implement a “Clean Air Zone” to help improve air quality. This will mean a variety of restrictions being placed on organisations that operate vehicles in their centres, and this event is designed to help you make the right decision… “Right Vehicle… Right Choice”. Plus, GreenFleet has already been helping some of them raise awareness and instigate change. Derby, Southampton and Leeds have already had an event to achieve just this, with one in the North East planned for October too.
The news coming out of government continues to indicate their desire to help the industry go ultra-low, with the plug-in car and van grants still available. Last year, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced £19 million funding to help the freight industry cut vehicle emissions and unveiled a new accreditation scheme.
FORECOURT EV CHARGING…
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill introduced in the Queen's speech earlier this year makes it mandatory for motorway services and large fuel forecourts to install EV charge points. Transport Minister John Hayes has now confirmed the Government's plans to increase the size of UK's charging infrastructure.
The charging stations will all have to feature 'smart' chargers that enable them to communicate with the wider grid to manage electricity demand across the country. The bill also requires charging points to be convenient to access, work seamlessly across the UK and adhere to the same operational standards
This years’ Arrive’n’Drive sees leading UK publisher, William Reed Business Media, join us in a partnership designed to educate the UK’s largest independent fuel forecourt owners in the very latest in EVs and charging technology. Their morning conference will deliver keynotes on the Bill, its implications and also suggest what actions need to be taken. The afternoon will see them join the event to participate in test drives and charging demonstrations.
In summary, this event allows fleet managers and professionals, as well as those responsible for their organisation’s environmental and sustainability plans, to test drive the vehicles and put them through their paces, in a controlled environment, on a world class race track.
As usual, the event is FREE TO ATTEND, and comes with breakfast, all-day refreshments and a lovely buffet lunch.
So, REGISTER NOW and join us on the day… It’ll be the best fleet decision you will make this year! We look forward to seeing you at Rockingham on 27th September!