RingGo's Emissions Based and Net Zero Parking

Making cities cleaner, healthier and more liveable

Driving cleaner air

RingGo’s Emissions Based and Net Zero Parking solutions are changing the behaviour of motorists across the UK; reducing vehicle pollution and improving air quality, with none of the complex and costly infrastructure required for low, clean air, and zero emission zones.

Using vehicle registrations, combined with information from the DVLA, the solutions automatically vary parking tariffs, based on the emissions of the vehicle being parked.

Implementations have seen a 16-20% drop in the worst polluting vehicles and a rapid adoption of hybrid and fully electric vehicles

Emissions Based and Net Zero Parking require no expensive equipment installation or capex investment.

Net Zero Parking in City of London won a European Parking Award and received widespread, positive media coverage

Key Features

  • Low cost way to incentivise environmentally friendly motoring
  • Quick and easy set up
  • Can target specific sites, areas or be rolled out across entire locations
  • Vehicles enforced within existing processes
  • Implement dynamic pricing to cater for seasonal variations

“Reducing pollution is one of the City’s top priorities and all measures are being considered. Introducing a tariff that differentiated between higher and lower polluting vehicles was one such measure.

The new tariff had to be easy to understand and technically possible and RingGo delivered this. “

Kay English
Traffic Manager, City of London

How it works

The Emissions-Based Parking tool built by RingGo is incredibly powerful, allowing operators to tailor their emissions strategy to their own individual requirements. Using DVLA records the RingGo system can identify the emissions bracket for each vehicle attempting to purchase a parking session.

Based on this information the tool can build differential tariff prices. When the City of London launched RingGo Net Zero Parking in August 2018 they chose a multi-level tariff implementation:

  • Environmentally-friendly cars pay less
  • Newer, cleaner petrol and diesel vehicles pay standard rates
  • The most polluting vehicles are charged more

Each time users park they receive a configurable message about the specific parking charges being applied as part of the Emissions-based tariff. In this way, they are constantly reminded about the polluting impact of the vehicle they have chosen.