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What is Go Ultra Low?

As part of creating a better environment, all the West of England’s local authorities are committed to encouraging the widespread use of electric cars, vans and bikes.
Go Ultra Low West is a £7m project that aims to accelerate the purchase of electric vehicles across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset.

The initiatives included in this project are:

Public charging network: informed by market research, over 120 new charge point connections will be installed to double the size of the current public charging network. The existing network is about to change over to a new network – find out more here. This ensures that owners of electric vehicles will be able to charge at more destinations in the region. Visit our Charge Points page to find out more.

New charging hubs: By 2021, there will be four Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs in the West of England region. These will work similar to petrol stations, but for electric cars. Drivers will be able to recharge their cars in minutes rather than hours.

New electric car clubs: We are working with West of England car club providers to install charging points for electric car club vehicles, so that those people who don’t need a car all the time can still benefit from electric technology.

Business grants: We provide 50% match funding for charge points to be installed in businesses in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

Council fleets: Each local authority in the West of England is converting a proportion of their diesel and petrol powered fleet to electric. To date, over 70 electric vehicles have been added to local authorities’ fleets, providing essential services in the cities and countryside of the region.

Demonstration vehicles: An opportunity to try out an electric vehicle for two weeks, for only the cost of the electricity used. This scheme in partnership with ECar, part of the Europcar group, and  allows people to experience using an electric vehicle without having to purchase one.

You can find out more about Go Ultra Low nationwide on the Go Ultra Low website.

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