Reducing CO² Emissions
Vehicles are a significant source of CO² emissions. Transport accounted for 123,200 tonnes of Woking Borough's carbon footprint in 2013 - approximately 20% of its total footprint (source: DECC, stats published in June 2015). To reduce the number of vehicle movements in the town, and to encourage drivers to opt for more environmentally friendly cars, a number of initiatives are in place to help reduce CO² emissions, in line with Woking 2050, the Council's climate change and sustainability strategy.
- Enterprise Car Club has car club vehicles operating in Woking available for hire by the public. More details are available on this website, by visiting the Enterprise Car Club website and on the Travel SMART in Surrey website.
- Differential charging levels for car park season tickets are in place which are based on a vehicle's CO² emission rating (determined by the Vehicle Certification Agency). A 50% discount on the price of car park season ticket is applied for vehicles that produce the lowest emissions (CO² band A), and a 25% discount for vehicles in band B. Vehicles with a band G rating (the highest band) pay a 25% surcharge. Find out more here.
- Charging points for electric vehicles have been installed across the town centre car parks. Details are available here.
For more information on the Council's green initiatives click here.