London proposes zero-emission capable taxi fleet » National Taxi Association

London proposes zero-emission capable taxi fleet » National Taxi Association

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a consultation on the proposed changes to taxi and private hire vehicle licensing ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which will be introduced in central London in 2020. The consultation contains two key proposals. The first proposal is that, from January 1, 2018, all newly licensed taxis and new Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) must be Zero Emission Capable (ZEC), defined as pure electric or hybrid electric vehicles capable of running in zero emission mode for all or part of the time. The proposals will be supported by a £65m (US$101m) fund to ‘decommission’ the oldest vehicles from the fleet and encourage the take up of new vehicles that will make London’s taxi fleet the cleanest and greenest in the world. TfL is working with a number of manufacturers and is confident that ZEC taxis will be available for sale from 2017, well a...

Full article: http://www.national-taxi-association.co.uk/?p=9155

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