Did You Know?! Wolverhampton is taking the lead….?

“There has been a lot said about new technology of late” said Councillor Phil Bateman ” There has been an announcement that this Government is to phase out fossil fuel driven engines. But did you know? – That the City of Wolverhampton recently hosted the inaugural summit of the UK Low Emission Taxi Scheme. Well we did and the Managing Director of the City of Wolverhampton told us what it means for the City going forward in a briefing note for Members.”

Keith Ireland Managing Director City of Wolverhampton said “Ten cities, which stretch from Dundee to London, are working together to upgrade the transport infrastructure that will facilitate the electric vehicle revolution. The City of Wolverhampton is spearheading this venture, hosting the summit to share new ideas and practical solutions between partners.

The cities are to receive funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, with the City of Wolverhampton due to receive around half a million pounds.

Council officers are currently developing proposals to deliver the scheme in the city, which will see the installation of rapid chargers and fast chargepoints. Supported by our partner cities, we are at the forefront of automotive technology, ushering in a new era of eco-friendly transportation which will drastically improve air quality and help save the environment.”

Phil Bateman added “This City is certainly hitting the highs, winning Local Government Awards, leading on local government issues both locally and nationally. There is a good energy around our city at the moment!”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more