Taking place on BCA Blackbushe on 12 March, the multi-vendor event will only feature Euro 6 diesels or electric/hybrid vehicles that can enter the Ultra Low Emission Zone without charge. More than 200 vehicles will be on offer, covering configurations including LWB, MWB and car-derived vans.
Commenting on the event, Jon Gilbert, business development director commercial vehicles at BCA, said: “This unique event in partnership with TfL aims to provide LCV operators with the vehicles they need to manage the changes from the introduction of the ULEZ zone. The sale will feature a wide variety of vehicles to meet a diverse range of requirements.”
The event will also enable TfL to build on its ongoing work highlighting the imminent arrival of the ULEZ and what it means for van operators
Gilbert added: “Research shows that nearly a third of all operators entering the zone are either not aware of its implementation or unprepared for the launch. We are delighted that TfL will be on-site to advise operators about the changes.”
Transport for London also commented on the event. Alex Williams, director of city planning, said: “Air pollution is a public health crisis and we are committed to tackling it. It is great to see that BCA are helping businesses to prepare for the arrival of the Ultra Low Emission Zone by selling and encouraging upgrades to Euro 6 or electric vehicles in advance of the start date of 8 April 2019.
“We are working hard with the business community to support their ULEZ preparations and many businesses are already making the move to comply with ULEZ. We have directly contacted more than 3,000 micro businesses to advise them of their options and are working with London’s business groups to reach thousands more. We are also finalising a £23m van scrappage scheme, which will help micro businesses replace their polluting vans with new cleaner ones.”