In London, ULEV zones, or simply ultra-low emission zones (ULEZ), are a common sight. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are found in congestion charge zones. The aim of these zones is simple; to allow electric vehicle (EV) drivers to drive in areas separate to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, and improve the air quality in the area. But are they encouraging people to go green? With the provision of more tech, such as battery storage EV chargers, they’re well on their way.
These zones are prevalent in London, and they’re expanding across the country. They’re not just a way to easily avoid congestion chargers, they become an identifier of green-friendly environments; which gets the message out there. We deploy cutting-edge battery storage EV chargers to destinations and events across the country; paying particular attention to areas where connecting to the grid is either impossible or expensive. These new ULEV zones are an important step forward to a greener future, but just how important are they?
Better Air Quality
The number one incentive for using these ULEV zones is the increased standard of living they provide for people in the local areas. In major cities, vehicle pollution is a major issue that top scientists have warned is already having a dangerous impact. By improving the air quality in these areas, we can start local in our mission to get everyone driving an EV.
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we deploy portable EV chargers to destinations across the UK; helping off-the-grid locations keep up with the EV movement and meet the Government’s 2030 target. To find out more about the initiative, please visit the Government’s website here.
Decreasing Range Anxiety
A big factor that can put drivers off opting for an electric car or van is the prevalent range anxiety. Some fear that their car won’t get them to their destination without losing charge; especially those driving in more remote locations where destination chargers are few and far between. The closer drivers come to a ULEV zone, the more likely the destination charging network will be plentiful.
Charging stations can be found across the country on Zap Map, but unfortunately, some EV drivers have to religiously plan their journey just to ensure that they don’t lose charge. We aim to end range anxiety once and for all by deploying our battery storage EV chargers across the country; especially where ULEV zones may not be available.
How We Can Help
Although ULEV zones are starting to take shape and authority in cities like London, with more cities looking to adopting the zones, they aren’t accessible to everyone. Car pollution is a noticeable issue across the country, with cities such as Manchester, Swansea and Sheffield being the worst culprits. Hopefully, these new zones will lower the pollution scores to a manageable level, but where this isn’t possible, we’re here to help.
If you would like to enquire further about our battery storage EV chargers for your business or upcoming event, please contact a member of our team today.