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Event: Go Electric

Transport for Greater Manchester is holding a free workshop in November to help businesses understand how to incorporate electric vehicles into their fleet and encourage staff to go electric.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is holding a free workshop in November to help businesses understand how to incorporate electric vehicles into their fleet and encourage staff to go electric. 

The workshop will be held at the Contact Theatre in Manchester city centre on 14 November as part of TfGM’s Travel Choices initiative for businesses.

The venue will act as a live case study during the workshop to illustrate how they charge and use their own electric vehicle.

The session will also include input from the Energy Saving Trust and cover funding for charging points, technical advice on installation, training for drivers, and plans for Greater Manchester’s wider electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

In addition, businesses will learn what support is available for encouraging employees to buy their own electric vehicles.

Government backing

The government recently unveiled a £35 million funding package to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the country.

Carmaker Nissan has estimated that charging points will outnumber petrol stations in the UK by 2020. Greater Manchester already benefits from more than 300 charging points. 

The government has also announced £4 million in new funding for companies looking to switch to large electric vans and trucks and is considering reforms to company car tax to better incentivise the adoption of low emission vehicles. 

Meanwhile, helping employees to switch to electric vehicles is particularly important for companies that pay staff to use their personal car for business use. 

Research from the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that companies are wasting millions each year by paying employees to use ageing, inefficient personal cars

Further information

The TfGM workshop will run from 2 – 4pm on Monday 14 November at the Manchester Contact Theatre. To book a place, click here.