Nottingham City Councillor Sally Longford said the upgrading of 180 of Nottingham City Transport’s existing fleet of diesel buses to Euro 6 standard was a major factor in the improvement. Additionally, the city’s taxis and private-hire cars were now required to be low-emissions, and the council’s municipal vehicles were being replaced with electric and other low emission designs.
Councillor Longford said: “Although we considered a Class B Clean Air Zone – which would have affected HGVs, buses and taxis – the actions we are taking will have a positive impact across the whole city, rather than in just one area.
“We have one of the UK’s largest all-electric park and ride fleets, an electric tram that carries more than 17 million people every year and Nottingham City Transport has the world’s largest fleet of low-emission biogas buses. These measures have already gone a long way to achieving cleaner air in the city.”