Oxford win award for low carbon transport strategy

20 March 2020

Tim Rose, ESO Programme Manager, Pivot Power and Councillor Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council, with the Environmental Award

Congratulations to Oxford City Council who picked up the Environmental Award at this year’s Carmen Transport Awards in London on 10th March. The award recognised the Council’s ambition and commitment to lowering transport emissions, and in particular its partnership with Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).

ESO represents a £41m investment in the city’s infrastructure, which will help power a cleaner, greener Oxford. The 3-year project aims to kick start an electric vehicle revolution across the city by:

  • Helping to electrify 10% of the Council’s 330 vehicle fleet.
  • Installing 100 electric vehicle charging points, including 50 pubic charge points at Redbridge Park & Ride.
  • Supporting a ‘Try before you buy’ scheme to help Hackney Carriage drivers make the switch to zero emission vehicles.
  • Building the world’s most powerful electric vehicle charging network, delivering massive amounts of power where and when it is needed to enable mass-scale, rapid electric vehicle charging.

ESO programme manager Tim Rose, from Pivot Power, joined Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford, Oxford City Council at the prestigious award ceremony, which was hosted by the Worshipful Company of Carmen at Mansion House.

“It was great to attend the Carmen Transport Awards with Tim Rose from Pivot Power to pick up an environmental award for Oxford City Council and our partnership with Energy Superhub Oxford. It was brilliant to see our trailblazing approach to reducing carbon emissions from transport recognised by the oldest transport group in the world. We’re both proud to be playing our part creating the infrastructure to power a cleaner, greener Oxford!”

Councillor Tom Hayes, Cabinet Member Zero Carbon Oxford, Oxford City Council


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