Commercial fleet vehicles need support ahead of Birmingham's Clean Air Zone
With the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in towns and cities, the pressure is on to find a commercially viable option so that operators can keep doing their job.
We welcome Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Zone, which this week received Government approval. But businesses need support to help with the transition to the CAZ.
exposure and it is right that local authorities are addressing this issue.
However, there needs to be a balance between clean air measures and supporting businesses to adapt their vehicles.
Birmingham City Council are undertaking the right approach through a one-year grace period as part of their Clean Air Zone. The financial burden on businesses of upgrading vehicles is considerable and local authorities should support the use of biofuels due to its ability to reduce emissions from the first drop of fuel.
Our GREEND+ biofuel is an immediate solution for companies with large fleets of diesel vehicles to reduce harmful emissions, without the huge expense.
It is a low emission biofuel alternative to dirty diesel fuel which does not require any modification to engines. There is no need for costly upgrades - just fill up the tank and go. We strongly believe that both local authorities and managers of large fleets of diesel vehicles should be using biofuels now.
We appreciate that our fuel is not a total solution. However, GREEND+ is crucial in bridging the gap between the highly polluting diesel of today and the electric fleets of tomorrow.
William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels:
“Birmingham City Council’s approach to introducing a Clean Air Zone is the right way. Businesses need time to adapt and plan for potential charges, and a one-year exemption will allow business affected by the measures to trial fuels such as GREEND+ or invest in low emission vehicles.
Compared to using standard diesel, GREEND+ reduces reduction in Nitrogen Oxide by 30%, Particulates by over 70% and provides over 90% greenhouse savings. As we look for ways to reduce the problem of air pollution so that future generations will not inherit a disaster, biofuels are a sustainable option to reduce harmful emissions instantly.”
At present, between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year in the UK are attributed to long term air pollution