West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is one of twelve
UK authorities in the running for a share of a £35m fund to become an
international beacon of ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) use.
Funding will be awarded to organisations that demonstrate
the greatest potential to become outstanding examples for the adoption of
ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in a local area.
WYCA’s proposals include improving access to our electric
charging points, expanding the new West Yorkshire and York Car Club fleet, free
city centre parking for ULEV cars and an apprenticeship programme in
partnership with manufacturers and local colleges.
WYCA Transport Committee Chair Cllr Peter Box said:
“The use of smart, low carbon, non-polluting technologies
is an important part of our plans for transforming our region’s economy and in
line with the ambitions of our emerging Single Transport Plan and the City
Region’s Strategic Economic Plan.
“I am pleased that WYCA has the potential to access this
funding and am confident we will be entering a strong submission that would
make West Yorkshire and particularly the urban centres of Bradford, Halifax,
Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield a Go Ultra Low exemplar.
“Making ultra-low emission vehicles a practical and
viable choice for more people will help to reduce carbon emissions, improve
local air quality and transform people’s quality of life and is an important
step towards our long term vision for a clean, efficient integrated transport
Communication and Engagement
The project would be supported by an extensive programme
of Communication and Engagement targeted at multi-car households and businesses
located in areas of poorer air quality.
As a shortlisted Authority we will now fully develop our
proposals over the summer and 2-4 successful bidders will be announced in the