The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced on 8 April. Businesses and residents in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets can prepare for the ULEZ with free support from the Zero Emissions Network (ZEN). ZEN is free to join and provides access to a range of free offers and discounts. How could the Zero Emissions Network help you?
1. Get cycling
Book a free Dr Bike or cycle training session for your workplace or family. Cycle training is free for anyone working, living or studying in most London boroughs. See what is available and book your training here. ZEN members can also book a free Dr Bike maintenance session for their workplace or neighbourhood. See full details here.
2. Trial a zero emission vehicle
Get free trials of electric bikes, cars and vans. ZEN members can trial vehicles for up to 2 weeks to find out how switching to a new mode can help in your business or personal life. Find out more about electric vehicles here.
3. Switch mopeds for e-bikes
Individuals and businesses using mopeds for deliveries can recieve support through the Scooter Switch scheme. This provides free trials of electric bikes, subsidised purchase or hire of e-bikes and detailed guidance through our fleet toolkit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
4. Join a car club
Replace company cars with membership to a car club. Members of the network can join Zipcar, DriveNow and Enterprise car clubs for free or at a reduced rate, as well as getting up to £100 free driving credit. See full details here.
5. Switch to zero emission minicabs
Members of the network are eligible for reduced rate fares when they open an account with Green Tomato Cars. Travel to your next meeting in a fully electric Tesla or hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai, with up to 12% off. See further details here.
6. Use zero emission couriers
Switch to a zero-emission courier firm to ensure your goods are delivered safely and cleanly. ZEN members can save up to 20% with cycle couriers such as Pedivan, Pedal Me, and Pedals Delivery. See the full list of discounts here.
7. Claim discounts
ZEN members can save money on everything from electric vehicles and charge points, to bike maintenance and accessories through the ZENCARD discount scheme. These discounts are offered by businesses in the network and can help members prepare for the ULEZ for less. See the full list of discounts here.
The Zero Emissions Network is free to join for any business or resident in Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets. Joining ZEN gives access to all of the offers above. To join, simply complete the short online business registration here, or resident registration here.