This grant will be spent over a 12-month period and used to set up and run a zero emission freight consolidation centre, or support an existing initiative with the same goal. A zero emission vehicle is one that produces no greenhouse gases or air pollutant tailpipe emissions, such as electric cars, electric lorries, electric vans, electric scooters, electrically assisted trailers, electrically assisted pedal cycles, and bicycles.
This project will:
- raise the profile of electric vehicles in Bristol
- provide a best practice example of freight consolidation
- adopt an innovative approach to zero emission freight consolidation.
The outcome of the grant should be a reduction in the number of heavy-goods vehicles entering the city by consolidating deliveries using a more sustainable approach, such as EV vans or electric cycles – this will help to improve air quality in Bristol.
The grant application period was paused in early March due to the impact of Covid on the freight industry. Following discussions with internal and external stakeholders the grant application period has now reopened.