North East Combined Authority

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) brings together the local authorities of Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and South Tyneside. Our ambition is to create the best possible conditions for growth in jobs, investment and living standards, to make the North East an excellent location for business, to prioritise and deliver high quality infrastructure and to enable residents to raise their skill levels and to benefit from economic growth long into the future.

Zap Map is a website dedicated to all aspects of electric vehicles and charging. At its core is Zap-Map Live, a regularly updated charging point map showing EV charging points across the UK. It also offers search tools, up-to-date stats, in-depth charge point and EV info, community features and all the latest news.


The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is a team working across government to support the early market for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). We are providing over £900 million to position the UK at the global forefront of ULEV development, manufacture and use.

North East Automotive Alliance

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. Launched in March 2015, with over 230 cluster participants, the NEAA is the largest automotive cluster in the UK and one of the fastest growing clusters across Europe.