Clean Air Zone
In November 2021, Portsmouth City Council launched a Clean Air Zone following central government identifying Portsmouth as one of 60 local authorities where air pollution was in excess of legal limits. A ministerial directive was issued to the Council in March 2020 to introduce a Clean Air Zone in the south-west of the city, with £3.4 million funding1 offered to install and promote the Zone and build volumes of new electric vehicle charging stations.
Additionally, £3.2 million was awarded for the Clean Air Fund to assist in upgrading non-compliant vehicles. In the first three months of the CAZ2, funding supported the upgrade of 66 HGVs, 162 buses and coaches, and 119 taxis and private hire vehicles including 26 which are wheelchair accessible.
Find out more on the Clean Air Zone here.
Electric vehicle charging points
Read more on our work to install more electric vehicle charging points here.