E-Transport & Charging
Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant
You can get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. Grants are available of up to £2,500 for electric vehicles on cars priced under £35,000.
Watford Ubeeqo Car Sharing
The fleet includes three electric Renault ZOE 40KwH hatchbacks parked in the Watford Town Hall car park, which can be booked for an hour or several days at a time. The award-winning cars have an average range of 150 - 180 miles per charge.
You can booked online (or via the free mobile app) and as they’re completely electric, there are no additional fuel costs to worry about. Insurance is even included in this price and the minimum membership age is 19-years-old. More information is available on the Unbeeqo website.
EV Charging Points
The new installations by our partner and electric vehicle infrastructure experts Electric Blue are being focused in areas where there is little or no off-street parking. You can find out more here.
eCargo Bike Grant Fund
£400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. The scheme is managed by the Energy Saving Trust and to find out more, including the critera and eligibility, visit their website.
Other electric vehicle initiatives
- Green number plates - Make it easier to identify zero-emission vehicles, helping council's put in place new policies to incentivise people to own and drive them.
- Electric taxi vehicles - Herts 2025 led by Electric Blue is increasing the uptake of zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) within the taxi industry.