Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. The MPS is part of a consortium that is bidding for EU grant funding to contribute towards the cost of the purchase and running of a number of hydrogen fuelled vehicles. The consortium partners include organisations based in Paris and Brussels. The lead partner is Hydrogen London and Element Energy. The project is being funded by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a Horizon 2020 project.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The environmental benefits of the MPS’s involvement in the bidding consortium include supporting the draft Fleet Services Air Quality Strategy. The EU funding provides the MPS with the opportunity to obtain funding towards the total cost of the zero emissions projects.
3. Financial Comments
3.1 The grant funding will be up to £17,391 per vehicle, based on 10 vehicles the maximum value of the grant funding would be £173,910. The full cost of the 10 vehicles before supplier discount is estimated at £600,000.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. The MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation paragraph 4.8 requires approval from the Deputy Mayor of Policing and Crime must approve all bids for grant funding made and all offers of grant funding.
4.2. The grant agreement will be published under the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report
6. Background/supporting papers