Black Country ULEV Strategy

Case Study

The Challenge

Cenex was commissioned by Black Country Transport (covering Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton Local Authorities) to develop an evidenced Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Strategy, Vision and Implementation Plan.

It must align with the regional Transport for West Midlands ULEV Strategy and be appropriate for the particular situations of the four authorities of the Black Country.

The Development

Over a 3 month period, Cenex delivered five key outcomes

  • A baselining exercise established the current status of each Black Country local authority area with regard to vehicles, emissions, infrastructure and council fleets.
  • A suite of scenarios was developed to project the number of ULEVs and the implications for charging infrastructure, energy demand and grid constraints. A gap analysis revealed the differences between the scenarios.
  • The wider environmental, air quality, noise and economic benefits from the projected scenarios were modelled.
  • The baseline, scenarios and benefits were combined into a ULEV vision to articulate the Black Country’s ambitions.
  • An implementation plan was drawn up to give policy, coordination, funding, site, and resourcing recommendations.

The Results

The result was a one page infographic presenting the Vision, backed-up with an executive summary containing key strategic insights and implementation recommendations.  A written report presented the evidence and analysis on which the strategy, vision and implementation plan were based.  The Black Country Transport team accepted the recommendations in full.