Low carbon vehicles

The use of low emission vehicles can help contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful emissions at the point of use.

At present there are four types of low or no emission vehicles currently in production.

Electric vehicles

Electric car

Use one or more electric motors to run the vehicle which need to be charged at regular intervals.

Hybrid vehicles

Use two or more distinct power sources. The most common type in use is an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Hybrid cars use the regenerative power of the braking system to charge a battery to help run the vehicle and reduce fuel use.

Alternative fuel vehicles

Run on a fuel other than traditional petrol or diesel, such as Liquid Propane Gas (LPG).

Fuel cell vehicles

Use hydrogen in a fuel cell to produce its own on board electricity to run the vehicle. The vehicle’s tail-pipe emission is pure water.

Central Bedfordshire Council will promote the uptake of low emission vehicles as part of a regional wide approach to provide significant new investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, comprising around 1,200 new charging points across the region.

Where can I charge my electric vehicle?

For information on charging points nationwide visit Go Ultra Low and Polar Plus.

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle charge points at domestic properties across the UK.