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Greater Manchester to fine diesel vehicles

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Diesel vehicle owners working in or passing through Greater Manachester need to read this…

The Government has instructed Greater Manchester to introduce a ‘clean air zone‘ in the city-region to help tackle air pollution.

Light goods vehicles, minibuses, heavy goods vehicles, taxis, private hire vehicles, buses and coaches are all included.

All having to pay daily charges to use any of Greater Manchester’s roads which are not motorways or trunk routes.

This is every council area in Greater Manchester:

✔ Bury
✔ Bolton
✔ Rochdale
✔ Wigan
✔ Salford
✔ Manchester
✔ Oldham
✔ Tameside
✔ Trafford
✔ Stockport

Automatic number plate recognition will be used and the daily charges will vary from £7.50 for taxis to £60 for buses and HGVs.

There is also a sliding scale for when the charges will be introduced for each type of vehicle, ranging from next May to June 2023.

Private cars are not yet included in the scheme, but older petrol van’s and taxis are included.

It’s believed that this will hit tradesman and taxis’ hard, and they are least likely to understand or know anything about the scheme.

It’s said vans (pre 2017) will have to pay £10 a day from 2023, potentially costing trademan and delivery vehicles up to £70 a week.

Maybe it’s time for diesel van drivers and taxis’ to consider switching to electric in light of these changes, as you can now access up to £4.5k in grants towards the cost of a greener vehicle.

You’ll save up to £300 a month in clean air charges, whilst saving a packet in fuel costs, especially if you install a home charge point.

Home charge points are by far the cheapest way to charge an electric vehicle, whether it’s a car, taxi or van.

…costing circa £10 in electric charges for up to 300 miles of range.


Alison Whitfield

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9 November 2021
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Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

The scheme is currently open to applicants that:

  1. Rent their house or bungalow.
  2. Own or rent an apartment / flat.
  3. Are the landlord of a domestic rental property.
  4. Are a social housing provider.
  5. Has dedicated off-road parking at the property.
  6. Own or have ordered a qualifying vehicle.
  7. Have not previously claimed an OLEV grant.

Not sure if you are eligible?

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

Standard installation terms

  1. Fitting of an EV charger on a brick wall, or to another suitable permanent structure.
  2. Up to 10 metres of cable, run and neatly clipped to the wall between the electricity supply meter/distribution board and the charging unit.
  3. Supply meter/distribution board on the inside of an outside wall.
  4. Routing the cable through a drilled hole in a wall up to 500mm thick (if required).
  5. Fitting & testing of electrical connections & protections required for the EV charger.
  6. An additional three-way consumer unit (if required).
  7. Installation of a Type C MCB and a Type A RCD or a type A RCBO.
  8. No groundworks 

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