In the UK, Birmingham City Council has launched its City Blueprint for Low Carbon Fuel Infrastructure, which identifies the key priorities and opportunities for the refuelling and recharging infrastructure that will be needed to support growing fleets of low and ultra-low carbon vehicles.
The launch event, held late February, was attended by a range of organisations from public and private sector industries representing Birmingham’s Green Commission, transport policy, energy, fleet management, developers and planners.
The Blueprint builds on the recently launched ‘Birmingham Connected’ Transport Strategy which sets out a 20 year vision for improving transport in the city. Fully implemented, it could support savings of over 260,000 tonnes of CO2 by 2035.
The blueprint covers electric, hydrogen, gas, methane/ bio-methane and LPG vehicles, and has been developed in close consultation with fleet operators active in the Birmingham area, with the support of low carbon consultancy Element Energy. Natural gas vehicles in the scope of the Blueprint include HGVs, Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) and Buses. A small volume for vans is also incorporated but cars are not considered because of limited availability.
(Source: Birmingham City)