On 8th April 2019, the government announced the introduction of the UK’s first Ultra Low Emissions Zone, with plans to expand into other areas in 2021.
The introduction of new ULEZ regulations has been implemented to help combat London’s high levels of air pollution, which increases the risk of asthma and heart and lung disease.
The capitals highest source of air pollution comes from road transport and The WHO (World Health Organisation) confirmed that the city was exceeding its air quality guidelines, hence the introduction of ULEZ.
Following the introduction of ULEZ, London’s “Low Emissions Zone” for Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRRM) was also introduced in 2019. NRRM Regulations aim to reduce the pollution from construction machinery in the capital.
NRRM regulations state “Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) is a broad category which includes mobile machines, and transportable industrial equipment or vehicles which are fitted with an internal combustion engine and not intended for transporting goods or passengers on roads.
NRMM, particularly from the construction sector, is a significant contributor to London’s air pollution. The NRMM Low Emission Zone uses the Mayor and London Borough’s planning powers to control emissions from NRMM used on construction sites.
In a similar way to the Ultra-Low Emission Zone the NRMM Low Emission Zone requires that all engines with a power rating between 37 kW and 560 kW meet an emission standard based on the engine emission “stage”.
The introduction of ULEZ and NRRM has presented the need for more cleaner, greener operations from construction machinery in the capital.
The new Electric Telehandler is powered by a zero-emissions lithium battery making it fully compliant with ULEZ and NRRM regulations.
With a lifting capacity of up to 2.6 tonne, this eco-friendly telehandler features reduced charging times and notable savings when compared to combustion engine telehandlers. The lithium battery allows this machine to be opportunity charged, without any damage or life reduction to the battery.
Find out more about the electric telehandler here.