Motor Transport is hosting a second Birmingham Clean Air Roadshow on 10 October to provide vital information and support to HGV and van operators ahead of the city’s Clean Air Zone rollout by July 2020.
At this free-to-attend, half-day event you’ll hear directly from Birmingham City Council about the scheme’s launch plans and the essential actions operators must take to ensure fleet compliancy.
Delegates will hear from vehicle experts about market-ready and emerging alternatively-fuelled commercial vehicles and their uses, as well as public-access infrastructure to refuel them.
Birmingham City Council will ensure a team is on hand throughout the event to talk to affected businesses about fleet upgrades, available grants, time-frame to comply and how the scheme will be enforced.
An opportunity will also be offered to operators wishing to take a tour of the UK first low and zero carbon refuelling station at Tyseley Energy Park. This new refuelling hub offers natural gas, hydrogen, electric and biofuel options for commercial vehicle users.
The half-day event is free to attend, but make sure to register online as soon as possible, as places do fill up quickly.
REGISTRATION, TEA/COFFEE, & EXHIBITION
MORNING CONFERENCE SESSION
Chair’s welcome / housekeeping
Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council
Birmingham Clean Air Zone launch plans
Sylvia Broadley, Air Quality Manager- Energy & Transport, Planning & Regeneration, Birmingham City Council
Tyseley Energy Park update
David Horsfall, Director at Tyseley Energy Park
The role of rental in Clean Air Zone compliance
WORKSHOP BREAKOUT SESSIONS (delegates split into three groups, with refreshments served between each session)
Session 1 Preparing for the Clean Air Zone
A range of experts share practical advice on the wider support available on your clean air journey; give first-hand experience of running electric vehicles; and retrofitting of commercial vehicles to comply with the CAZ.
Session 2 Clean Air Funding Options
Birmingham City Council will lead this workshop, focusing on the grant support and funding options available to help operators meet CAZ compliance.
Session 3 Outside vehicle tour
Explore a wide selection of alternatively fuelled and Euro-6 lorries, vans and buses. Including CNG, electric and hydrogen examples of commercial vehicles on the market today.
LUNCH & NETWORKING
TYSELEY ENERGY PARK TOUR (optional, delegates to book in advance)