Preview of GreenFleet Scotland: Aberdeen

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Supported by Transport Scotland, Energy Saving Trust and Aberdeen City Council, GreenFleet comes to Aberdeen on 21 June to showcase the latest zero and ultra-low emission vehicles and share knowledge on measures to improve air quality

Supported by partners Transport Scotland and Energy Saving Trust, GreenFleet returns to Scotland on 21 June for the second time this year. Taking place at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium, the event will be packed with test drives of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles, as well as roundtable discussions and seminar sessions.
     
Over 38 Scottish zones have air quality safety standards regularly broken, and according to Friends of the Earth Scotland, air pollution contributes to 2,500 early deaths in Scotland each year. A major contributor to air pollution is vehicle emissions.
    
Scotland is taking action to combat air pollution, and at the beginning of the year, Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone became operational in Glasgow. Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee are also set to have Low Emission Zones by 2020.
    
Delegates will be able to hear from keynote speakers on the latest national and local strategies to improve air quality, as well as grants and schemes to help fleets make the switch to a cleaner fleet.
    
In the afternoon, there will be break-out group sessions and the opportunity to test drive the latest green vehicles and see the products and solutions on offer for fleets.

Speaker line-up

Transport Scotland and Energy Saving Trust will deliver keynotes on Scottish efforts to decarbonise transport. From a more local perspective, Aberdeen City Councils’ Cllr Philip Bell will be outlining the city’s vision for a cleaner future.
    
For public sector delegates, representatives from government buying agencies Crown Commercial Service and Scotland Excel will talk through the very latest on fleet framework agreements and how they can help purchasers make green choices.
    
Ellie Grebenik from Energy Saving Trust will be giving practical advice on how fleets can make to switch to zero and ultra-low emission vehicles.
    
The event is being supported by EST Scotland; Transport Scotland; Aberdeen City Council; ChargePlace Scotland; Home Energy Scotland; .

Test drives

Some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers will be showcasing their vehicles, as will representatives from other fleet suppliers. They will offer an insight into what innovative vehicle technology is on the market now, and what’s in the pipeline.
    
Van manufacturers LDV will be allowing visitors to test drive its electric EV80. With an 120-mile range, the EV80 looks, works and feels just like the current V80 panel van and comes in the same three variants. LDV will be showcasing its EV80 in Panel, Tipper, Minibus and wheelchair-accessible variants on the day.
    
The new Renault MASTER Z.E. electric van will be present, which offers 124 miles of range and a charge time of just six hours with a 7 kW Wallbox. Renault’s Kangoo Z.E, ZOE and Twizy will also be available on the day.
    
The new Toyota Corolla will be at the event, which has a choice of two self-charging hybrid powertrains: an improved 1.8-litre with 120bhp and a new 2.0-litre system developing 178bhp. In addition, the Saloon is available with hybrid power for the first time, adopting the 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain.
    
Toyota’s Mirai will also be available for those curious about how hydrogen-fuelled vehicles perform on the road, as will the RAV4 hybrid and Lexus hybrid UX SUV.
    
Trakm8 will be present to explain how telematics, connected cameras and fleet optimisation can help fleets to improve efficiency, cut carbon emissions and reduce risk. Its enhanced RH600 telematics camera for example, now has the ability to monitor distracted driving or driver drowsiness.
    
National car share club Co-Wheels will be present to explain how its electric, hybrid and low emission cars are helping businesses with their mobility needs.
    
LeasePlan meanwhile will be sharing its leasing, fleet management and low emission vehicle expertise.