Electric vehicles at Oxford City Council

Council worker with electric vehicle

You may have seen the Council championing electric vehicles in the city - our staff love them.

A recent Energy Saving Trust Plugged in Fleets report made the financial and environmental case for Oxford City Council to buy more electric vehicles into the pool fleet and we currently have 17 electric vehicles in our fleet, along with 9 electric bikes and 22 hybrid electric vehicles.

Go Ultra Low logoGo Ultra Low Company

We are proud to be one of the first organisations in the UK to receive ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status. The newly launched initiative recognises businesses that are embracing electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a new scheme run by government and automotive industry campaign, Go Ultra Low.

We have been awarded ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status in recognition of how plug-in cars and vans form an increasingly important part of our fleet. The accolade also recognises our commitment to boosting their uptake over the next five years as part of our long-term transport strategy.

In future we aim to give as many employees as possible the chance to drive or own an electric vehicle, to boost our eco-credentials further and make a real difference to the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality in our region. Not only can EVs promote cleaner motoring, there are also multiple short- and long-term financial benefits for us and our employees to enjoy.

Public and private sector organisations that already use EVs, or offer them to employees as company cars, are eligible for Go Ultra Low Company status, providing there’s a commitment for EVs to make up 5% of their vehicle fleet by 2020. 

Further information about ultra low emission vehicles, charge point locations, test-drive options and purchase incentives is available on the Go Ultra Low website.