Tuesday 31st October 2017
Civic Offices, City and County of Swansea, SA1 3SN
As the profile of low emission vehicles grows local authorities need to remain aware of the implications on them as fleet managers as well as leaders in their localities. They must ensure their own investment in vehicles is future proofed and that they are supporting local citizens and economies to use low carbon vehicles. The context of air quality, developing technology and government plans for fossil fuel engines mean this agenda will only grow. As such local authority and other public sector officers and councillors need to remain aware of developments.
Markets do not respect local authority boundaries so ensuring a regional approach to this technology is vital. Equally there is a range of associated infrastructure which must be invested in if the local authority is to fully embrace the move to low emission vehicles – examples include charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, grid issues and solar canopies.
This event is an ideal opportunity to understand the context, look at the technology and think about the regional role that local authorities and other public service providers have in this agenda.
Those with responsibilities involving transport, energy, assets, economic development, vehicle procurement or maintenance, finance, investment and communications would benefit from attending this event.